The Zika virus has been linked with Guillain-Barre Syndrome and birth defects, but does not cause these problems in Africa or Asia. What’s changed?
Bird Flu and Ebola viruses are zoonoses – they cross the animal/human barrier – and threaten the human population. The world shouldn’t ignore the outbreaks.
Aid and assistance from the United States has reduced deaths in the Liberian outbreak by 50% – has the tide turned in the fight against ebola?
The U.S. sends workers to build hospitals and help with the ebola outbreak – but how well are they screened when they come home? Will South Africa export the virus?
The International aid effort, if increased, will limit ebola. If aid does not come, the chance of up to a million ebola victims within 18 weeks looms large.
The 2014 Ebola virus comes from earlier strains, and is very easily transmitted between people. ZMapp may be the answer to stopping the outbreak.
Ebola Virus is spreading out of Africa. Does the U.S. and E.U. have the resources to stop this outbreak of a virus that qualifies as a biological weapon?
The Ebola outbreak is severe; now concentrated in major African cities which have direct links to the United States through international air routes.
Could cooking up 1918-19 Spanish Influenza virus accidentally result in a new influenza pandemic? Recent research in virus labs could be risky for all of us.
Studying ancient outbreaks helps scientists predict future epidemics – and the different plague strains they find means that we may be due for another worldwide pandemic.