It takes 600,000 chicken eggs a day to supply the seasonal flu vaccine. That's just one of many ways that animals help fight the next pandemic.
By Nsikan Akpan
Public health officials agree the constantly mutating influenza virus has the potential to cause a major outbreak and a deadly global crisis. For the second part of the NewsHour’s series on preparing for such a pandemic, we examine how research…
By William Brangham, Jason Kane
Despite the availability of vaccines, the flu still kills tens of thousands of people in the U.S. each year, and hundreds of thousands more worldwide. But public health officials fear that an even graver threat lies ahead: the emergence of…
By William Brangham, Rachel Wellford
PBS NewsHour breaks down the U.S. fall and rise of the measles in 3 charts.
By Nsikan Akpan, Vanessa Dennis
By Patricia L. Foster, The Conversation
The 2018-2019 flu season was relatively mild compared to last year's, but it was unusual in that it had two peaks, one in December and one in May.
As many as 646,000 people may die from influenza each year worldwide, according to the latest estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- a larger number than what other health experts have predicted in years past.
Is the world ready for the next pandemic? Dr. Raj Panjabi of Last Mile Health joined Judy Woodruff at the Spotlight Health Conference in Aspen, Colorado, to discuss the challenges and importance of preventing, identifying and preparing for the next…
By PBS NewsHour
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…
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