Infectious Diseases


  • A scientist displays Aedes aegypti mosquitoes inside the International IAEA's insect pest control laboratory in Seibersdorf, Austria, February 10, 2016, photo by Leonhard Foeger/Reuters


    Know Zika to Fight Zika

    Feb 12, 2016

    Scientists across universities, governments, and industry are doubling down to gain a better understanding of the Zika virus and develop the diagnostic, preventive, and therapeutic tools needed to combat it. In the meantime, the public must be actively engaged.

  • Trainee health workers preparing to don protective suits at a World Health Organization training session in Freetown September 30, 2014, photo by Umaru Fofana/Reuters


    What the Ebola Crisis Taught Us About Emergency Preparedness

    Jun 4, 2015

    The 2014 Ebola outbreak was the most severe of its kind. At the height of the crisis, 800 to 1,000 new cases were reported per week in Africa across the three most heavily affected countries. As of last week, there were only 12 confirmed cases. What must be done to prevent and mitigate future crises of this nature?

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