Coronavirus outbreak mapper.
A new tool has been developed to track the history of the novel coronavirus and other recent outbreaks.
Shanghai airport empty after scores of cancelled flights.
Suspending flights and screening passengers is mainly about reassuring us, not keeping us healthy.
People wait at Toronto Pearson International Airport on Jan. 25, 2020.
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The declaration does not mean the risk to Canadians has changed, but it does mean Canada must step up to help those countries with weaker heath-care systems.
A man wearing a surgical mask makes a child wear one outside a hospital where a student who had been in Wuhan is kept in isolation in Thrissur, Kerala state, India.
The World Health Organization declared the new coronavirus to be a public health emergency on Jan. 30, 2020. Does the action really change anything? An expert answers four questions.
Kenyan health workers from port health services screen inbound travelers for temperatures at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Airport public health officials have got better at screening at ports of entry especially for international arrivals.
Masks are selling out in Singapore amid concerns about the Wuhan virus.
Ng Sor Luan/EPA
The World Health Organization decided that the coronavirus outbreak in China is not a public health emergency of international concern. At least, not at the moment.
Once contentious, genomic editing is now heavily regulated by the World Health Organization and other governments.
One year after the first CRISPR babies were announced, changes in policies and regulations have meant that there have been no new CRISPR announcements since.
World AIDS Day is observed annually in many countries to raise people’s awareness in the fight against HIV.
AP Photo/Themba Hadebe
Babies born with the HIV virus in their blood are at a turning point in the infection. With immediate treatment these children can develop much stronger immune systems to fight the virus.
Ageing is a disease and one that will increasingly be treatable.
It's imperative that there's research into the nature, extent, mobility and consequences of antibiotic resistance.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organisation Director-General, speaking on Ebola at the UN’s Geneva headquarters.
The web or network of exposed people can quickly grow from one case if steps aren't taken early to avoid further onward transmission.
Congolese National Army solider escorts health workers to the grave of an Ebola victim, in Beni, North Kivu province.
EPA-EFE/HUGH KINSELLA CUNNINGHAM
Local communities are wary of the sudden arrival of outsiders and of their interest in regions where there's been violence for years
Timing is everything when it comes to making a decision about declaring a disease outbreak a public health emergency of international concern.
Not all disease is easy to spot.
It seems like an easy question, until you take a closer look. Then things get messy.
A health worker administers the Ebola vaccine.
The threat posed by measles is on the rise again in a number of countries in the world. One of them is the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Health workers from Bwera hospital prepare to transport the body of a fifty-year-old woman who died of Ebola to the burial site in Bwera, Uganda.
Ebola is difficult to contain because of human social and behavioural factors. But it can be if 100% of the infected people's contacts are identified and monitored.
When gaming interferes with a person’s daily life, it might become a disorder.
The World Health Organisation has classified gaming disorder as an addiction. But it involves more than just playing videogames for hours on end. Here's how to spot it and what you can do about it.
Burnt shacks after a fire in a Mumbai slums. Adolescents are deeply affected by traumatic events in their lives.
The data suggest that boys experience as much disadvantage as girls.
Parmesan cheese, prosciutto, salami, olive oil… Italian food is at the heart of intense diplomatic lobbying.
To defend traditional Italian products such as meats and cheeses – delicious, but often high in fat and salt – the country's government has launched an intense lobbying campaign to fight nutrition labels.
World Health Organisation guidelines on screen time lack nuance.