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

Humans are not prepared for a pandemic caused by fungal infections

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

Bill Gates predicted the pandemic. Here's what he thinks will be the next catastophe

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

Advances. in AI for infectious-disease surveillance

Wastewater-based disease surveillance for public health

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

Projecting the risk of mosquito-borne disease in a warming and more populated world

A global aircraft-based wastewater genomic survellance network for early warning of future pandemics

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

Evaluating wildlife markets for pandemic disease risk

What happens if the flu and RSV fuse into a single virus?

Reducing risks to health and wellbeing at mass gatherings

An analysis of infectious disease documents and a framework to guide practice

Human-wildlife factors:

EFSA: bee and animal health

Neonicotinoid ban to protect bees

Climate change and vectorborne diseases

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?

Humans are not prepared for a pandemic caused by fungal infections

In Africa, 63% jump in diseases spread from animals to people seen in last decade

Coronavirus Covid-19 articles are all grouped tlogether on our page here



The Lancelet monkeypox content collection

Why monkeypox is rising a an alarming rate in the US

Monkeypox cases are rising - here's what we know so far

Monkeypox virus infections in humans across 16 countries: April-June 2022


WMO measles summary facts

Measles in 2019 - going backwards

Mandatory measles vaccination in NYC - reflections on a bold experiment


WHO page   


Mapping Zika

Outbreak in Americas

NASA helps forecast zika risk

Life in Brazil with the zika virus

Zika virus 'scarier' than thought 

Building a defense against Zika

Zika virus technical report (Europe)

Risk assessment in the Africa Region

Potential zika virus estimated for 50 US cities 

Countering the Zika epidemic in Latin America

Rapid, low cost detection of Zika & future pandemics

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

Adaptable model recommends response strategies for Zika, other pandemics  

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


Ebola virus disease

Lessons from ebola

Ebola transmission rate

Ebola and violence in the DRC

Ebola: where next and how bad?

Ebola's lessons for the next pandemic

An outbreak of epidemiological hysteria

Ebola virus may replicate in an exotic way

Spatial epidemology of ebola virus disease

Integrating gender in the response to ebola

The mathematics behind the ebola epidemic

Ebola: a new study models a deadly epidemic

The search for ebola immune response targets

Ebola in the air? A nightmare that could happen

DRC first to approve widespread ue of ebola drugs

The ongoing ebola epidemic in the DRC 2018-2019

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

The economic impact of ebola on Sub-Saharan Africa

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

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

What does the new ebola vaccine mean for global health?

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

Ebola's evolutionary roots more ancient than previously thought 

The ebola virus mutated to better infect humans d 2014 outbreak

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

Congo ebola outbreak met with rapid response after West African crisis

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

Virus genomes reveal faactors that spread and sustained the ebola epidemic

Predicting ebola outbreaks by understanding how ecosystems influence human health

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

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

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


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

Drought-related cholera outbreaks in Africa and the implications for climate-change

Yellow Fever: 

World on brink of global emergency over deadly outbreak?

Congo declares yellow fever epidemic -1000 suspected cases

Dengue Fever:

After  an horrific wave, India's health system is now overwhelmed by a different virus


The flu virus keeps on rolling

First real-time flu forecast successful

Why flu pandemics come at the end of flu season

Study on flu evolution may change textbooks, history books

Sneezes and coughs project germs farther than previously thought

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

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

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

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

Influenza A virus discovered in heart muscle tissue causing damage long after it has cleared from the lungs

Bird Flu:

The looming threat of avian flu

Migration routes hold key to global bird flu spread


Impoact of proactive & reactive vaccination strategies for health-care workers against MERS: modelling study 

HIV, Syphilis:

The modern epidemic of syphilis

We know the city where HIV first emerged

Malaria:World Malaria Report 2022

2016 World Malaria Report

ams and malaria in Africa: time for action

Is malaria making a comeback in the USA?

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

The Plague:

Why palague - one of history's deadliest duseases - still afflicts US wildlife

Fungal infections:

Lyme disease:

 Lyme disease is spreading fast - but a vaccine may be on the way