Sometimes low numbers are a cause for concern.
The World Health Organisation has a plan to halve deaths and disability from snakebites
There is no evidence that the coronavirus has evolved into a deadlier strain. It is almost certainly less lethal than initially reported, but that might mean there are more cases than we realised.
From the neighborhood to the newsroom to the White House, nobody stays silent during a health emergency. These terms are often mixed up, and it matters who is using them and when.
The biggest lesson has been that controlling a disease outbreak like Ebola is impossible without community trust and engagement.
In some communities, over a quarter of the children were misclassified as iron replete whereas they were iron deficient.
A key component of how the coronavirus could be spreading is the environment.
The federal government has activated its emergency response plan to deal with a spread of the coronavirus locally, in anticipation of it becoming a “pandemic”.
While identifying a new disease by its place of origin seems intuitive, history shows that doing so can have serious consequences for the people that live there.
A new tool has been developed to track the history of the novel coronavirus and other recent outbreaks.
Suspending flights and screening passengers is mainly about reassuring us, not keeping us healthy.
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.
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.
Airport public health officials have got better at screening at ports of entry especially for international arrivals.
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.
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.
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.
The web or network of exposed people can quickly grow from one case if steps aren't taken early to avoid further onward transmission.