Infectious Diseases

Epidemics & pandemics:

Exponential growth and epidemics

Visulaizing the history of pandemics

The pandemic threat to human security

Perspectives on pandemic risk and response

Protecting the world from the threat of pandemics

Researchers develop new model to study epidemics

It takes a village to protect us from dangerous infections

What does turbulence have in common with an epidemic?

Three deadly viruses that could spawn the next pandemic

World of viruses uncovered - not just unwanted house bugs

Do we keep waiting for the next pandemic or try to prevent it?

A mysterious infection, spanning the globe in a climate of secrecy

Emerging viral diseases: confronting threats with new technologies

Global health experts advise advance planning for inevitable pandemic

Improving decision support for infectious disease prevention and control

World leaders simulate a pandemic that will become 'sooner than we expect'

A US government roadmap for international action to prevent the next pandemic

Best practices in ranking emerging infectious disease threats - a technical report

As risk of outbreak grows, African health ministers agree to new response strategy

Pandemic preparedness and response in Fragile, Conflict and Violence (FCV) situations

The neglected dimension of global security - a framework to counter infectious disease crises

A review of adaptation planning for risks posed by climate change on infectious disease in 14 nations

Estimating the cost of vaccine development against epidemic infectious diseases: a cost minimisation study

Mapping, monitoring & forecasting infectious diseases: 

Mapping infection

Epidemic tracker website

Satellites helping to assess risk of epidemics

Forecasting future infectious disease outbreaks

Global disease monitoring and forecasting with Wikipedia

Tracking infectious disease spread for global pandemic containment

Identifying future disease hotspots - infectious disease vulnerability index

CHIKV challenge asks teams to forecast the spread of infectious disease

Quantifying seasonal population fluxes driving rubella transmission dynamics using mobile phone data

Transmission dynamics of infectious diseases:

What is herd immunity?

Worrying traces of resistant bacteria in air

Controlling contagion by restricting mobility

Disease transmission via drops and bubbles

Transmission dynamics of infectious disease

Reducing risks to health and wellbeing at mass gatherings

Human-wildlife factors:

EFSA: bee and animal health

Neonicotinoid ban to protect bees

Climate shift linked to rise in animal diseases in people

Lack of knowledge on animal disease leaves humans at risk

Link of a ubiquitous human coronavirus to dromedary camels

Making teeth tough: beavers show way to improve our enamel

Are wild birds important in the transport of anthropod-borne viruses?

Coronavirus Covid-19 articles are available on page here


WMO measles summary facts

Measles in 2019 - going backwards

Mandatory measles vaccination in NYC - reflections on a bold experiment


WHO page   Microcephaly    Mapping Zika

Predicting the movement of infected travellers against the Zika virus epidemic: FLIRT 

Adaptable model recommends response strategies for Zika, other pandemics 

Life in Brazil with the zika virus    Countering the Zika epidemic in Latin America

As Olympic stars vie for medals, tech battles zika in Rio    

Outbreak in Americas    Potential zika virus estimated for 50 US cities    NASA helps forecast zika risk

Zika virus technical report (Europe)    Risk assessment in the Africa Region  

Zika virus 'scarier' than thought    Building a defense against Zika 

Rapid, low cost detection of Zika & future pandemics 


Ebola's lessons for the next pandemic

The ongoing ebola epidemic in the DRC 2018-2019

Q&A: Jean-Jacques Muyembe, a lifetime fighting ebola

'High impact' outbreaks such as Ebola the new 'norm', WHO warns

DRC first to approve widespread ue of Ebola drugs    Ebola and violence in the DRC

Predicting ebola outbreaks by understanding how ecosystems influence human health

Environmental and socio-economic factors on emergence and epidemic potential of ebola in Africa

Congo Ebola outbreak met with rapid response after West African crisis

Uganda and DRC bordering districts agree to intensify cross-border survelilance to tackle ebola  

Virus genomes reveal faactors that spread and sustained the Ebola epidemic

A big-picture look at the world's worst ebola epidemic

Want to know when Ebola will strike next? Look to the forest.

Ebola: a new study models a deadly epidemic    What does the new Ebola vaccine mean for global health?  

Ebola Virus Disease    Ebola transmission rate   The search for ebola immune response targets

Ebola's evolutionary roots more ancient than previously thought    Ebola: where next and how bad?

The ebola virus mutated to better infect humans d 2014 outbreak    Ebola virus may replicate in an exotic way

Ebola in the air? A nightmare that could happen    The mathematics behind the ebola epidemic

Ebola virus epidemiology, transmission, and evolution during seven months in Sierra Leone

Ebola, a stark reminder of link between health, humans and enviironment

The economic impact of ebola on Sub-Saharan Africa    Spatial epidemology of ebola virus disease     

After ebola, what next for West Africa's health systems?     Lessons from ebola

Integrating gender in the response to ebola    An outbreak of epidemiological hysteria


Cholera in Yemen: a case study of epidemic preparedness and response

Yellow Fever: 

World on brink of global emergency over deadly outbreak?

Congo declares yellow fever epidemic -1000 suspected cases


Host-pathogen responses to pandemic influenza H1N1pdm09 in a human respiratory airway model

Avian influenza in wild birds: status as reservoirs, and risks to humans and agriculture

Swine flu strain with human pandemic potential increasingly found in pigs in China

Preparing for the next pandemic - the WHO's global influenza strategy

Sneezes and coughs project germs farther than previously thought

Study on flu evolution may change textbooks, history books

Why flu pandemics come at the end of flu season

First real-time flu forecast successful

Bird Flu:

The looming threat of avian flu

Migration routes hold key to global bird flu spread

HIV, Syphilis:

We know the city where HIV first emerged

The modern epidemic of syphilis


2016 World Malaria Report

ams and malaria in Africa: time for action

Mosquito scent discovery could change a billion lives


Tuberculosis in 2020 - new approaches to a continuing global health crisis

Eastern Equine Encephalitis: 

A deadly mosquito-borne illness is brewing in the US Northeast