Rising sea levels are threatening homes on Diamniadio Island, Saloum Delta in Senegal. A child stands outside a home’s former kitchen, surrounded by mangrove branches, in 2015.
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Among the human rights under threat are the rights to life, health, food, a healthy environment, water, an adequate standard of living and culture.
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The WHO has been criticised for being slow to recognise the scale of the COVID-9 pandemic. We suggest a new protocol on infectious diseases to help with faster data collection and more open sharing.
Illicit endangered wildlife trade in Möng La, Shan, Myanmar.
To better anticipate and manage the emergence of new pandemics, a paradigm shift is needed to take into account the complex interactions between human health, animal health, the environment and the economy.
The COVID-19 new normal might be here for quite some time.
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As ready as you are to be done with COVID-19, it's not going anywhere soon. A historian of disease describes how once a pathogen emerges, it's usually here to stay.
How does COVID-19 progress after you test positive?
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With a COVID-19 outbreak in the White House, people are watching the health of President Trump and many others. A doctor explains the possible course for this unpredictable disease.
Our video shows aerosol emissions from singing a simple scale. No wonder singing in a choir can be risky.
From a global cattle disease that can devastate herds to water-borne pathogens causing severe food poisoning, genome sequencing has become an important tool in the control of infectious diseases.
A traveler walks past screeners testing a system of thermal imaging cameras which check body temperatures at Los Angeles International Airport on June. 24, 2020.
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The US response to the coronavirus was slow and problematic, but it also was rooted in a 19th-century way of viewing public health.
Worried about being accused of virtue signalling or getting funny looks for wearing a mask? Here's how to test your ethics and come to the right decision.
Coronavirus infections in prisons are a public health problem for everyone, not just prisoners and sfaff.
What we understand about how COVID-19 spreads should be the basis for infection control procedures during any lockdown of a residential tower.
Knowing how fluids move can help us understand virus transmission better.
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Fluid mechanics can be applied to the transport of respiratory diseases such as COVID-19.
An imam leads the prayer during the funeral for COVID-19 coronavirus victims at a mosque in Cape Town.
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It is important that procedures surrounding funerals are developed by public health officials alongside traditional and religious authorities.
Daily deaths from COVID-19 have rarely been below 600 in the U.S. since March.
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There's no scientific definition for a wave of disease – and no evidence that the original onslaught of coronavirus in the US has receded much at all.
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Australia's island identity and attitude to border security was forged from handling pandemics since the time of federation. Here's what we've learned along the way.
It's excellent this virus has been found early, but there is no evidence yet of human-to-human transmission.
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Despite disappointing download numbers and almost zero success in tracing COVID-19 infections, Australia is persisting with the COVIDSafe app, while the rest of the world embraces the 'Gapple' model.
A Cholera Patient, Random Shots No. 2. Cartoon by British satirist Robert Cruikshank, circa 1832.
Pandemic histories are useful for understanding COVID-19, but how they connect with race, public health, revolution, labour and colonialism are needed to explain the present and predict the future.
A century ago, Australians were battling another pandemic, tuberculosis, with public health measures many will find familiar today.
Dead men do tell tales through their physical remains.
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People have lived with infectious disease throughout the millennia, with culture and biology influencing each other. Archaeologists decode the stories told by bones and what accompanies them.