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…
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.
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