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.
An epidemiologist explains the differences and similarities between COVID-19 and the seasonal flu.
Children who get the coronavirus often show mild symptoms and some have none at all. But they can still carry and transmit the virus.
Air transportation unquestionably spreads disease. Should airlines be more proactive by requiring proof of vaccination? Two experts reflect on the current and former crises.
Leaving your coat at home on a cold winter day doesn't automatically mean you're going to get sick. But it could make you more susceptible to germs.
Sensationalist media coverage of the novel coronavirus risks spreading fear rather than keeping the public informed.
Viruses are small enough to pass through filters, including face masks. Disabling viruses with electrically charged gases could be a better way to curb airborne transmission.
Epidemiologists want to quickly identify any emerging disease's potential to spread far and wide. Dependent on a number of factors, this R0 number helps them figure that out and plan accordingly.
Coronavirus can cause lung damage, pneumonia and multi-organ failure, or sepsis, among other things.
With coronavirus continuing to spread, you may wonder: How do I know if I might have it? An infectious disease expert explains.
The coronavirus that has sickened hundreds in Wuhan, China, has worried health officials and other humans across the globe. Should people in the US worry?
You'll catch your death!
The 1918-1919 flu claimed millions of lives worldwide. Could it also have given birth to the viral zombie?
Retailers are selling 'anti-virus masks' but there is no strong evidence that they can stop the spread of flu.
A common myth cited as a reason for not getting the flu shot is that the shot will give you the flu. That is scientifically impossible. Here's why.
When a certain percentage of a population has been vaccinated, it prevents an infectious disease from spreading. But that threshold depends on the disease.
When it comes to flu, information can range from confusion about what it actually is, to speculation about how it's transmitted.
The headlines paint a picture of a frightening flu season. While this season set in earlier than usual, it's not necessarily more severe than previous years.
Washing your hands helps protect against the flu. So it makes sense for governments to make hand sanitisers available in public places.
Headlines about this year's flu season have been alarming. It's true, we are having a serious season – but the data doesn't indicate it's the worst one we've ever had.