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Pandemics News

Bird flu is spreading to other animals and may cause a pandemic in humans

Popular Science - 17-Jun-2024

The fatality rate for H5N1 is estimated to be around 50%


New vaccine may offer broad protection against both known and unknown coronaviruses

The Guardian - 06-May-2024

Vaccine has shown the potential to protect mice against range of coronaviruses,


Frozen ancient viruses in the Arctic could spark the next global pandemic

Independent - 21-Jan-2024

Scientists develop monitoring strategies to mitigate the impact of frozen pathogens re-emerging


Animal-to-human diseases poised to kill 12 times more people by 2050

Independent - 03-Nov-2023

Urgent action needed to prevent the disease risk by addressing climate change & deforestation


Novel Claromer compounds fight viruses by targeting their protective membranes

Maxwell Biosciences - 02-Aug-2023

Inspired by human immunity, Claromers are revolutionary molecules which may overcome resistance in near future

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Pandemics Resources

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World Health Organization (WHO)

Specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health

Homeland Security Digital Library Pandemics and Epidemics

Including response plans for avian influenza, Ebola and Zika virus

How to Prevent the Next Pandemic


The book about pandemics and how to prevent it written by Bill Gates

Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB)

Independent monitoring body for global health crises created by WHO and World Bank

Anticipating the next Black Death


Conversation with author and journalist Debora MacKenzie

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Pandemics Blog Posts

Doomsday virus - it could happen to us in the blink of an eye

Doomsday virus - it could happen to us in the blink of an eye

Devastation of saiga antelope population is a good reminder of how quickly society could be wiped out