A Liberian man reads a newspaper reporting on the Ebola outbreak in neighbouring Guinea at a sidewalk news stand in Monrovia, Liberia.
Ebola seems to be able to lay dormant in people for many years before causing disease again.
A doctor shows an empty vial of the experimental Soberana 02 vaccine for COVID-19 being developed at the Molecular Immunity Center during a media tour of the facility’s vaccine production in Havana on Feb. 25, 2021.
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Cuba’s access to internationally produced vaccines was nearly impossible due to the U.S. blockade. Its decision to make its own vaccines stands to pay off handsomely.
Ambulances waiting outside the emergency room at St. Paul’s Hospital in downtown Vancouver, where an outbreak of Shigellosis is affecting marginalized people.
Infectious dysentery, usually found in developing countries with poor living conditions, is turning up in Vancouver’s most marginalized neighbourhood.
The WHO recommends that TB prevalence surveys be done in high burden countries.
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South Africa’s long-awaited TB prevalence survey results were recently released. They reveal that the country has a much higher burden of TB than previously thought.
Stacked disasters – like a winter storm that damages a water system during a pandemic – can provide lessons for the next time around.
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Shoring up surveillance and response systems and learning lessons from how the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded will help the world be ready the next time around.
Wouldn’t it be nice if one shot could protect you for life?
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You need a new shot every year because current flu vaccines provide limited and temporary protection. But researchers’ new strategy could mean a one-and-done influenza vaccine is on the way.
Vaccine hesitancy is a growing public health problem.
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Vaccine hesitancy has resulted in multiple vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks. Research on vaccine hesitancy in South Africa is limited. But growing evidence suggests that it’s becoming a problem.
Moose, a mixed-breed dog from the Nebraska Humane Society, trains in odor-detection work.
Scientists are experimenting with using dogs to sniff out people infected with COVID-19. But dogs aren’t the only animals with a nose for disease.
Fauci is an accomplished scientist who also excels at connecting with the public.
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Fauci turns 80 this Dec. 24 – and he’s been on the national stage for decades. Here’s more about his work before COVID-19 and why he was perfectly poised to help the US respond to the pandemic.
Henry Bergh (in top hat) stopping an overcrowded horsecar, from Harper’s Weekly, Sept. 21, 1872.
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A fast-moving equine flu cratered the US economy in the fall of 1872, showing all too clearly that horses were essential and deserved better treatment.
A substantial proportion of people may refuse or delay taking a COVID-19 vaccine.
Combating social media disinformation regarding vaccines is critical to reversing the growth in vaccine hesitancy around the world.
Airline health advice has so far mostly focused on staying hydrated and avoiding deep vein thrombosis. What passengers really want, however, is free hand masks, hand sanitiser and more space between passengers.
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.