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
Flu vaccine 2019 and everything you need to know about that
Huffington Post - 23-Sep-2019
Flu can kill – it’s a good idea to get the jab every yearRead more...
Independent panel says we're not prepared for growing global pandemic risk
VOX - 19-Sep-2019
Politicians quickly forget the risk once the last crisis is overRead more...
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 deathRead more...