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:
- ease of transmission - by contact or air
- is it infectious before symptoms so that public health measures can be used?
- how deadly is it? lots of novel flus are no worse than seasonal ones
- can it be prevented or treated?
Homeland Security Digital Library - Pandemics and Epidemics
Including response plans for avian influenza, Ebola and Zika virus
Read more about: Ebola.
Llama blood clue to beating all fluBBC - 02-Nov-2018
Llama antibodies able to attack parts of flu virus that don't mutate
Prototype pandemic vaccine without the shotWashington Post - 12-Sep-2018
Flocking to health centres for a shot could spread the infection.
China Won't Share Its Samples of a Deadly Flu VirusLive Science - 28-Aug-2018
China is withholding samples of bird flu virus H7N9.