Readings on the history of quarantine, contagious disease, viruses, infections, and epidemics offer important context for the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Johns Hopkins epidemiologist and infectious disease expert Jennifer Nuzzo on why vaccines aren’t the answer, how COVID-19 is unique, and how to stay safe.
Because we share many of the same cell types with our pets, they develop some of the same cancers. Comparative oncologists study these parallels.
A pamphlet published in 1840 advocates a four-pronged approach to public healthcare that sounds remarkably like our own.
Angélique Marguerite Le Boursier du Coudray revolutionized childbirth in France through education, building a detailed birthing mannequin.
On the eve of its 6th polio-free anniversary, India immunizes over 170 million children, despite a lack of roads, reinfection threats, and a periodic mistrust of vaccines.
Public healthcare experts have been anticipating and planning for a pandemic like COVID-19 for years. These research reports and scholarly articles explain how.
He made us feel better.
The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 a pandemic. What exactly does that mean?
In the 1800s, sick passengers weren’t blamed for disease epidemics—their baggage and cargo was.