Pandemic

Ebola death toll in the Democratic Republic of Congo jumps to 41 amid fears the latest outbreak will be ‘hard to control’ because the cases are in a conflict zone

Forty-one people are now feared to have died from Ebola in a fresh outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.<p>Official figures show the death toll …

Disease

Turkey Crisis Knocks Down U.S. Treasury Yields

<i>This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com.</i><p>As the Turkish lira exhaled by gaining against the U.S. dollar today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average inhaled the contagion caused by Turkey’s economic crisis with a loss of over 150 points as of 3:15 p.m. ET. The market pandemic felt around …

Dow Jones

Experts warn a global pandemic could kill nearly a billion people

When researchers from one of the world’s preeminent medical institutions say 900 million people could be killed by a new disease, it’s probably a …

Public Health

5 Board Games For Beginners (That Aren't Monopoly)

Image: BoardGameGeek (Badass Vio)<p>There are currently over 100,000 board games listed on Board Game Geek, the tabletop world's equivalent of IMDB. …

Board Games

Profiling a Pandemic: The Spanish Flu

At the end of May 1918, the Spanish government was one of the first to admit that a new disease had emerged in their country. The newswire from …

Disease

How Pakistan plans to boost human health by bringing vultures back from the brink of extinction

A new restriction on vets' drugs poisoning Pakistan's critically endangered vultures promises to boost not only survival hopes of nature's feathered dustbins but also public health, wildlife experts have said.<p>The birds' gory appearances and unsavoury habits may make them less appealing than other …

Vultures

Readiness for Responding to a Severe Pandemic 100 Years After 1918 | American Journal of Epidemiology

The 1918 H1N1 pandemic caused unprecedented mortality worldwide. The tools to deal with the global emergency were limited with insufficient …

Public Health

Arts House Will Present Refuge 2018: Pandemic

Over the past twelve months for the third iteration of Refuge's five-year project, the City of Melbourne's Arts House has led a unique conceptual …

Red Cross

Take Refuge at Arts House

Arts House is about to become a ‘nerve centre’ for Refuge 2018: Pandemic, a series of public events which explore how to prepare for and survive …

Red Cross

Asmodee Digital updates digital board game release dates: Pandemic, Munchkin, Gloom, and more

Asmodee Digital has updated their Steam release schedule for the coming months, giving updated times on delayed digital board game releases and …

Board Games

Closing NZ's border against extreme pandemics stacks up, study finds

New research suggests closing New Zealand's borders in the face of a severe global pandemic stacks up economically.<p>A rogue form of artificial …

Public Health

Opinion: A drug priced out of reach in Africa could save lives from a neglected killer

When it comes to controlling the AIDS pandemic, Botswana is in many ways a model for the world. Last year, the country became one of the first to …

United Nations

Flu Virus 101

The flu is a highly contagious respiratory illness.<p>It turns up year after year with devastating consequences– all caused by a most elusive virus.<p>The influenza, or flu, virus is a recurring nightmare.<p>It causes more than 36,000 deaths in the U.S. each year and was responsible for some of history’s …

Public Health

A Lung-healing Protein Could Be The Reason Why Men Recover From Flu Faster Than Women

In the United States, during the 1957 H2N2 pandemic, the number of deaths was higher among females than males. During the first and second wave of …

Public Health

Remember the pandemic that was going to wipe out humanity? We're still here.

The CDC, which is tasked with overseeing vaccine safety and efficacy, buys and sells $4 billion worth of vaccines a year. This is BUSINESS we're …

Liberal View

Swine flu alert in India, first case reported

Swine flu has shown first signs of return in India. Health officials in Kolkata, West Bengal have issued an alert after a case of the disease was …

Environmental Health

‘Clade X’ Simulation Of A Flu-Like Virus Exposes Gaps As A Mock Pandemic Wipes Out 900 Million People

Experts use an emergency response drill to work out just how effective current safety measures are<p>A mock simulation of a flu-like virus used to test …

Public Health

The world is completely unprepared for the next pandemic

The alarm was raised one month after medics noticed something odd. A new virus had been found infecting 400 people in Eastern Europe and South …

Disease

A global pandemic of a flu-like virus could kill 900 million people if it started to spread tomorrow, experts warn

A global pandemic of a flu-like virus could kill nearly a billion people if it started to spread tomorrow, scientist have warned.<p>Experts in the US …

Public Health

Mutation landscape of base substitutions, duplications and deletions in the representative current cholera pandemic strain | Genome Biology and Evolution

Pandemic cholera is a major concern for public health because of its high mortality and morbidity. Mutation accumulation (MA) experiments were …

Genetics

This Pandemic Could Kill 900 Million People if It Happened Today, Warns Leading Medical Institute

We are so unprepared.<p>The committee to advise the President first met approximately one month after the virus first appeared.<p>There had been more than …

Public Health

Pandemic ‘could wipe out 900 million people,’ experts warn

A chilling simulation has revealed just how easily a new pathogen could wipe out a huge slice of the world’s population – up to 900 million …

Public Health

A New Pandemic Could Kill 10% of Humans

The committee to advise the President first met approximately one month after the virus first appeared.<p>There had been more than 400 cases and 50 …

Microbiology

Changes to the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act are essential to saving lives in disasters

While the U.S. government is better prepared than ever to respond to health impacts of disasters, Americans must keep pace with the very real, …

Health Care

In EVE Online War, Spawn Camping Goes On For A Week

It takes a special sort of character to lead a fictional armada into battle. Those few that have what it takes are household names. James T. Kirk. …

Viruses

Fears of another Ebola epidemic: Scientists discover a new Bombali strain of the killer virus that is carried by bats and has the potential to strike humans

Fears of another Ebola epidemic have been raised after a new strain of the killer virus has been discovered.<p>Officials warn the Bombali strain of the …

Disease

Gates Foundation CEO: FDA's approval of single-dose drug to fight malaria is 'great news'

Sue Desmond-Hellman, Gates Foundation CEO, talks about the importance of a new drug, Krintafel (tafenoquine) that offers hope of a radical cure for …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Will the AIDS pandemic worsen again?

A 63-nation survey funded by WHO and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation found anywhere from 6 to 11 percent of new infections involved …

Public Health

Welcome to the Next Deadly AIDS Pandemic

The world’s experts on HIV/AIDS are gathered this week in Amsterdam for the 22nd International AIDS Conference as a collective anxiousness has set …

Public Health

Human Trafficking Is A Pandemic Of The 21st Century

Human trafficking is a crime in itself but it is rarely the end goal for the perpetrators. Once the act of human trafficking is complete, it normally leads to further crimes like enslavement, sexual violence and physical violence, among other forms of abuse. A prime example is the case of 3,200 …

Opinion