Epidemics

Epidemics – rapidly spreading infectious diseases like the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – can become global health threats. Learn about the risks, consequences and global impact.


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Summaries

Why Things Spread – and Why They Stop

Adam Kucharski

Profile Books, 2020

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Since 2016, yellow fever outbreaks have become a major public health concern

Alan D. T. Barrett

Science, 2018

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Going Viral podcast

Mark Honigsbaum et al.

Zinc Media, 2018

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Ridding the World of Diseases Forever?

Nancy Leys Stepan

Reaktion, 2019

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Why the World Is Getting Healthier in Worrisome Ways

Thomas J. Bollyky

MIT Press, 2018

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Ebola and the Global Scramble to Prevent the Next Killer Outbreak

Reid Wilson

Brookings Institution Press, 2018

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A dangerous virus, as yet unknown, has the potential to wipe out millions of us. Yet public health bodies are mired in complacency.

Jonathan Quick

The Guardian, 2018

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Expanded Viral Discovery can Improve Mitigation

Dennis Carroll et al.

Science, 2018

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New and resurgent infectious diseases can have far-reaching economic repercussions

David E. Bloom et al.

Finance & Development , 2018

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The challenges aren’t just technological. They’re managerial.

Cal Newport

The New Yorker, 2020

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