All articles related to "epidemics":

Preparing for future pandemics by learning from the past

October 3, 2018—In past pandemics, infrastructure failures and problematic language in the media have undercut efforts to contain disease, according to Harvard’s Allan Brandt. Brandt, professor of the history of science and Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the…

Off the Cuff: The 1918 Flu in 2018

If the 1918 flu virus—which killed between 50 million and 100 million people worldwide—were to appear in 2018 with all its lethality, would we be better or worse off than we were a century ago?  

A new era of epidemics

In this week’s episode we speak with two leading experts on Zika virus—which grabbed international attention when it sickened a million people in dozens of countries more than two years ago.

To quarantine or not to quarantine?

May 4, 2017 — During an infectious disease outbreak, is it best to quarantine those who have been exposed to the disease — who may or may not be infected — or is it sufficient to send the…

Response to Zika outbreak driven by Ebola failures

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the global health community are working more aggressively to contain the Zika virus in the Americas to avoid repeating mistakes that occurred during the handling of the continuing Ebola epidemic in West…