Pandemics

Hopefully technology will one day be able to eliminate potential killers before they start to spread - but until then its necessary to be vigilant to the pandemics that don't differentiate between those with a plan to live forever and those without.

I'll add more individual pages - but for now the looming pandemic is Ebola.

What's the chance of a deadly disease annihilating the world's population? Some of the key factors are:

  1. ease of transmission - by contact or air
  2. is it infectious before symptoms so that public health measures can be used?
  3. how deadly is it? lots of novel flus are no worse than seasonal ones
  4. can it be prevented or treated?

Resources

Homeland Security Digital Library - Pandemics and Epidemics
Including response plans for avian influenza, Ebola and Zika virus

Read more about: Ebola.

Recent News

Two new Ebola drugs report a 90% survival rate

BBC - 13-Aug-2019

Thanks to this cocktail of 3 antibodies, Ebola no longer means impending death

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Taking antibiotics could make your flu more deadly

Independent - 02-Jul-2019

Antibiotics should not be taken without a prescription of the doctor

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Ebola spreads from Congo to Uganda - no sign of stopping

BBC - 13-Jun-2019

Not yet a global emergency – but could explode at any time

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