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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Biotech firm Oxitec launches controversial field test of its insects in Florida after years of opposition from residents and regulatory complications.

Emily Waltz

Nature, 2021

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Despite previous warnings, drug makers failed to prepare a stockpile of compounds to fight viral pandemics. Can they finally do the right thing?

Elie Dolgin

Nature, 2021

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Epidemics and the Law from Smallpox to COVID-19

John Fabian Witt

Yale UP, 2020

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From the Black Death to the Present

Frank Snowden

Yale UP, 2019

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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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The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History

John Barry

Viking, 2004

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Why Things Spread – and Why They Stop

Adam Kucharski

Profile Books, 2020

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Going Viral podcast

Mark Honigsbaum et al.

Zinc Media, 2018

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Nine disasters we still aren’t ready for.

Garrett M. Graff

Politico Magazine, 2020

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Isaac Chotiner

The New Yorker, 2020