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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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9 Article

Stocking the Shelves for the Next Pandemic

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
7 Book

The Rules of Contagion

Why Things Spread – and Why They Stop
Adam Kucharski
Profile Books, 2020
8 Article

First Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Released in the United States

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
8 Article

The Reemergence of Yellow Fever

Since 2016, yellow fever outbreaks have become a major public health concern
Alan D. T. Barrett
Science, 2018
9 Article
Garrett M. Graff
Politico Magazine, 2020
8 Podcast
Mark Honigsbaum et al.
Zinc Media, 2018
9 Book

Eradication

Ridding the World of Diseases Forever?
Nancy Leys Stepan
Reaktion, 2019
Book

American Contagions

Epidemics and the Law from Smallpox to COVID-19
John Fabian Witt
Yale UP, 2020
8 Book

Epidemic

Ebola and the Global Scramble to Prevent the Next Killer Outbreak
Reid Wilson
Brookings Institution Press, 2018
8 Book

Plagues and the Paradox of Progress

Why the World Is Getting Healthier in Worrisome Ways
Thomas J. Bollyky
MIT Press, 2018