Pandemics like Zika and Ebola can originate in one continent and quickly spread to another. To stop outbreaks before they start, scientists are trying to identify regions conducive to the development of new disease. One target is southern China, where…
By PBS NewsHour
When the Ebola outbreak struck West Africa in 2014, it took months for international agencies to funnel money into the affected areas. Eventually, more than 11,000 people died and the economic cost topped $10 billion. Now, the World Bank is…
By PBS NewsHour
Hari interviews Carl Zimmer on his book, "A Planet of Viruses."…
President Obama marked World AIDS Day Thursday by pledging a stepped-up effort to reach more victims of the pandemic that began 30 years ago and has since infected an estimated 66 million people worldwide. Jeffrey Brown reports.
With the H1N1 vaccine no longer in short supply, the crowds that once lined clinics nationwide are now gone. But has the rush to get vaccinated slowed too soon? Ray Suarez reports.
Ray Suarez unveils his new documentary, "Anatomy of a Pandemic," Monday evening. It looks at the H1N1 flu virus, how the government is handling the scare and what emergency rooms are doing to combat the spread.
By Travis Daub
Distribution centers around the country began receiving shipments of the much anticipated H1N1 flu vaccine this week. Those costs, as well as the economic blow of closed schools and lost productivity, could set back the fragile U.S. economy.
The World Health Organization warned Friday that global production of vaccine for the H1N1 flu strain over the next year will fall short of the 4.9 billion doses previously forecast.
A new study released by University of Maryland researchers this month found that the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus may have a biological advantage over other seasonal flu viruses this winter.
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