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.
Pandemics Blog Posts
Two new Ebola drugs report a 90% survival rateBBC - 13-Aug-2019
Thanks to this cocktail of 3 antibodies, Ebola no longer means impending deathRead more...
Taking antibiotics could make your flu more deadlyIndependent - 02-Jul-2019
Antibiotics should not be taken without a prescription of the doctorRead more...
Ebola spreads from Congo to Uganda - no sign of stoppingBBC - 13-Jun-2019
Not yet a global emergency – but could explode at any timeRead more...