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?
An outbreak of diphtheria in Indonesia is not caused by a singular factor. The country needs better vaccination coverage and distribution as well as better antibiotics.
A disease suspected to be monkeypox is on the rampage in Nigeria. In less than one month, it has spread to seven of the country's 36 states and infected 31 people.
Many states in Nigeria are reeling from cholera outbreaks. They need better health and sanitation infrastructure to disrupt transmission of the bacteria which cause the disease.
The recent severe thunderstorm in Melbourne caused hospitals across the city to be put on emergency alert as thousands of people called ambulance services, reporting severe breathing difficulties.
What could we do if a real-life zombie disease started to spread?
There is no vaccine to prevent or medicine to treat the chikungunya virus infection. The only available method of prevention is through shielding people from mosquito bites.
Angola's yellow fever outbreak has been declared a grade 2 emergency by the World Health Organisation.
How does an institution like the World Bank come to put a price tag on a virus like Zika or any other health calamity?
Illness from prepackaged salads isn't uncommon. So how do we protect ourselves from illness when eating salads?
The fast thinking Nigerian government used a tried and tested tracking system and pooled expertise to contain the ebola virus in three months.