The Democratic Republic of the Congo has been hit with another Ebola outbreak. This may be the test case for how to deal with future outbreaks.
A study of recent epidemics like Zika and Ebola suggests that the media may fail to tell the public what to do during an outbreak.
There have been ten Ebola outbreaks recorded from the DRC between 1976 and 2018 from different locations. This implies that the virus is widely spread.
It doesn't just seem like the world is experiencing more viral infections than before – it's a reality. And the way humans live today helps viruses thrive.
The obesity epidemic, the flu epidemic, the opioid epidemic... in the 21st century, everything seems to be an "epidemic". But what does the term actually mean?
History, and math, tell us that the Ebola virus spreads exponentially quickly. This means Ebola is a global problem and all nations need to rally -- to stop the epidemic fast.
Travel allows us to see the world – and bring foreign diseases home. Here's why spreading disease is easier than ever.
Ebola has spread to a large city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Perhaps the expert handling of the Fukushima nuclear leak could provide a template for what to do next.
The response to the latest ebola outbreak in the DRC has been rapid, well coordinated and well resourced.
If the past is anything to go by, the DRC will effectively deal with the current Ebola outbreak. But that doesn't mean we should be complacent.
The DRC has developed good systems to diagnose Ebola. But it's surveillance systems are still weak.
It's the fourth time a peaceful democratic election has taken place in Sierra Leone. But these are not the stories we hear.
Whether or not masks can protect against invading or escaping bugs depends on the type of mask and material.
The audio version of a long read on the historical mistakes and cover ups that hampered the response to the devastating Ebola outbreak of 2014.
Scientific studies show that bats may carry "coronoviruses" causing SARS and MERS - without showing symptoms of disease. Could the bat immune system be key to human survival in future pandemics?
Thousands of Liberian women have banded together to bring about peace and to fight for women's rights. They've changed the face of the African nation.
Cousin of the Ebola virus, Marburg has the potential to cause devastation.
In the 50 years following the discovery of the Marburg virus there have only been 12 known outbreaks.
Infectious diseases pose a continual threat to Canadians. Ensuring the population stays healthy requires increasing investment in our public health system.
By tackling local threats and controlling existing diseases, countries are able to build the capacity needed to deal with future emerging disease threats.