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.
Outbreaks of foot and mouth, bluetongue and human Ebola can now be controlled with greater precision and speed.
QuRapID can find Ebola in a drop of blood in just over an hour.
Mass graves are being dug for hundreds of those killed in a nation once more gripped by grief.
Massive online DNA databases can be used as a resource to discover viruses -- even if the data had not been explicitly collected for that purpose.
Cold War, dictators and cover-ups – Ebola's secret history.
When an Ebola outbreak is detected, surveillance, community engagement , laboratory services and tracing infected persons should be activated to prevent rapid spread of the disease.
Almost one-third of human disease requires surgery, but most of those people who need surgery are not getting it. Here's why we need to make surgery more accessible.
Professor Peter Doherty on infectious disease pandemics.
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William Isdale speaks with the University of Melbourne's Professor Peter Doherty about infectious disease pandemics.
This antivirus software protects health, not computers. Researchers are beginning to combat deadly infections using computer-generated antiviral proteins – a valuable tool to fight a future pandemic.
African leaders need to up their health allocations to help the new World Health Organisation Director-General meet his health care targets for the continent.
President Trump wants to slash global health funding at a time when more investment is needed, not less. This spending can protect Americans – as well as foreigners – from deadly diseases.
The new director-general of the World Health Organisation has set universal health coverage as a priority. There are several ways to make headway with this goal.