There has been an epidemic outbreak of Marburg virus in Equatorial Guinea for the first time. Here’s what you need to know about the virus, and how it spreads.
Dec. 1 marks World AIDS Day. Canada has the tools and means to end the epidemic. The question remains, are we up to the task?
The monkeypox virus, which is commonly found in West and Central Africa, is now causing many infections in the U.S., Europe and Latin America.
The seriousness of an epidemic is a function of several factors, including the degree of contagiousness and potential for rapid spread.
Nigeria must step up its preparedness for monkeypox.
International epidemic management involves ceding to foreign experts who possess, at best, a surface-level understanding of a very complex region.
Endemic doesn’t mean we drop our guard, surrender to the virus or downgrade the threat the virus poses to individuals and the community.
It was the biases of its ‘first world’ which prevented South Africa from mobilising the energies and talents of most of its people against COVID-19.
Each year in spring and summer, waterbirds mingle on their breeding grounds in Siberia and mix their flu viruses, creating new variants they then bring to Europe, Asia and Africa.
Satellite imagery can help to get data in fragile, crisis-affected situations.
The past century’s vampires have often been a bit dashing, even romantic. That’s not how the myth started out.
Epidemics do not require the total eradication of the disease to end.
For decades, US schools have been common sites for vaccine clinics to respond to outbreaks and provide catch-up immunizations. So why are they suddenly controversial?
Experts assess Nigeria’s response to COVID-19 so far and express worry that the country does not appear to have learnt much; it isn’t prepared for the next pandemic.
The course offers a model for teaching about complex problems, and underlines the critical role of university learning, research and outreach in understanding and addressing them.
The lab accident theory of the origins of Covid-19 has gained traction in recent months. We need a proper investigation to find out what really happened.
A more coordinated effort by scientists, stakeholders and community members will be required to stop the next deadly virus that’s already circulating in our midst.
One of the main fears regarding new SARS-CoV-2 variants is that they might be resistant to immunity granted by vaccines, including RNA vaccines.
The dreadful statistics coming out of India are not just numbers – they relate to people and to suffering.
COVIDSafe was only able to detect a handful of cases successfully, but that doesn’t mean Bluetooth isn’t a helpful tool for addressing viral spread.