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.
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.