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Children and women run in a cloud of dust at the village of El Gel, Ethiopia. Climate change has pushed the Horn of Africa into a catastrophic drought. Photo by EDUARDO SOTERAS/AFP via Getty Images)

Climate change risks triggering a spike in infectious disease outbreaks: three reasons why

Heat, floods and droughts create conditions for pathogens and their vectors.
Countries around the world were not prepared to respond to COVID-19. Andrew Wasike Shimanyula/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Predicting epidemics isn’t easy. We’ve created a global dataset to help

A new global dataset shows there is no clear global increase of infectious disease outbreaks over time. And it can suggest which countries would most likely be affected by an outbreak.
Tolerant bacteria are dormant until an antibiotic threat has passed, then reemerge to conduct business as usual. Christoph Burgstedt/Science Photo Library via Getty Images

Looming behind antibiotic resistance is another bacterial threat – antibiotic tolerance

Antibiotic resistance has contributed to millions of deaths worldwide. Research suggests that any bacteria can develop antibiotic tolerance, and possibly resistance, when pushed to their limits.
Louis Pasteur was a pioneer in chemistry, microbiology, immunology and vaccinology. pictore/DigitalVision Vectors via Getty Images

Louis Pasteur’s scientific discoveries in the 19th century revolutionized medicine and continue to save the lives of millions today

On World Rabies Day – which is also the anniversary of French microbiologist Louis Pasteur’s death – a virologist reflects on the achievements of this visionary scientist.
Access to clean water is essential in preventing a number of infections. Riccardo Mayer/shutterstock

Community dialogue can show the way to meeting water needs: a South African case

Evidence suggests that involving marginalised communities in setting priorities and designing collective action can lead to improved health outcomes.

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