Epidemic

What is Lassa fever?
A healthcare worker in West Africa during an outbreak of the virus in 2014
Fact file

What is Lassa fever?

British patient dies of virus that causes bleeding eyes and facial swelling
11 Feb 2022
The countries best and worst prepared for another pandemic
A woman wearing a face mask crosses the Brooklyn Bridge, New York
In Depth

The countries best and worst prepared for another pandemic

Rich nations dominate list of those best placed to handle a future health crisis
10 Dec 2021
How the pandemics of the 20th century ended
Asian Flu, 1957, pandemic
In Depth

How the pandemics of the 20th century ended

Spanish, Asian and Hong Kong flu killed millions before medical advances and social measures brought them to a close
2 Apr 2020
What makes coronavirus deadly to some but not others?
Coronavirus, Korea
In Depth

What makes coronavirus deadly to some but not others?

Experts says immune system may work against the body in severe cases of the infection
27 Feb 2020
What products are threatened by the coronavirus?
Apple, Coronavirus
In Depth

What products are threatened by the coronavirus?

Supplies of food, tech and fashion goods at threat as factories across China close doors
20 Feb 2020
Coronavirus: super spreaders and the risk in the UK
London Bridge, London, Coronavirus
In Depth

Coronavirus: super spreaders and the risk in the UK

Health officials urged to disclose movements of British businessman believed to have contracted disease in Singapore
10 Feb 2020
A world at risk: the mounting threat of pandemic diseases
Virus, disease
In Depth

A world at risk: the mounting threat of pandemic diseases

New report says a global outbreak could kill 80 million people
18 Sep 2019

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