Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks

Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks

Council on Foreign Relations - Map of Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks that include measles, mumps, rubella, polio and whopping cough.

Ebola spreads slower, kills more ...

Ebola spreads slower, kills more ...

Ebola spreads slower, kills more than other diseases - This simulation shows how quickly 10 diseases, from more fatal to less fatal, could spread from one person to 100 unvaccinated people.

20th Century Death

20th Century Death

Visualizing the major causes of death in the 20th Century.

Which Flu Virus?

Which Flu Virus?

Influenza - Who can catch which flu?

Fatal Infection

Fatal Infection

Case fatality rates for well-known diseases.

Centers for Disease Control and ...

Centers for Disease Control and ...

CDC mission is to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.

WHO - World Health Organization

WHO - World Health Organization

WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

Hardin MD : Infectious Diseases ...

Hardin MD : Infectious Diseases ...

Search infections diseases, bacterial diseases and microbiology at Hardin MD The University of Iowa.

Top 10 Terrible Epidemics

Top 10 Terrible Epidemics

Cholera has broken out in the persistent rubble from Haiti's January earthquake, killing around 300 and infecting at least 3,300. With officials saying the outbreak is stabilizing, TIME looks at other devastating scourges throughout history.

Ring Around The Rosie

Ring Around The Rosie

Ring Around the Rosie (or Ring-a-Ring o'Roses if you are from the UK) is a nursery rhyme that many of us have recited on the playground at one time or another. Though it has been part of the Mother Goose collection of folksongs since 1881, this rhyme may have been recited as early as the 1790s all over Europe, and has a pretty dark history.

Why Snot Is Green And Yellow

Why Snot Is Green And Yellow

Snot is an essential part of a healthy body (no, really), and its colour and consistency can give you a lot of information about what’s going on in yours at any given time.

 Macabre Beauty of Medical Photos

Macabre Beauty of Medical Photos

An artist-scientist duo shares nearly 100 images of modern art with a ghastly twist—they're all close-ups of human diseases and other ailments.

The Hygiene Hypothesis

The Hygiene Hypothesis

Many parents believe that their children must be kept in an environment that is as clean as possible, but some research suggests that being exposed to what many would call unclean conditions is good for a child's immune system. Research has indicated that children who are kept in very clean environments have a higher rate of hay fever, asthma and a wide range of other conditions. This is what is called the hygiene hypothesis.

Viruses That Look Beautiful

Viruses That Look Beautiful

These 12 viruses look beautiful up close but would kill you if they could. Infectious diseases like AIDS and hepatitis are never pretty. But the pathogens that cause many potentially deadly infections turn out to be absolutely beautiful when viewed under powerful microscopes.

Rise of the Superbugs

Rise of the Superbugs

Four Corners - Antibiotics are the wonder drugs of modern medicine. They've allowed doctors to save and extend life by killing infection and enabling ground breaking surgery. But imagine a world where antibiotics don't work - that would be a place dominated by superbugs, bacteria that don't respond to antibiotics. Scientists say this would end many modern medical procedures and they claim the threat is greater than we realise.

New Antibiotic Inside The Human Nose

New Antibiotic Inside The Human Nose

Nose-dwelling microbes produce an antibiotic which kills the hospital superbug MRSA, scientists have discovered. The finding suggests that the human body might harbour a rich variety of bacteria that could be harnessed in the fight against antibiotic resistance.

Superbugs can be killed by ...

Superbugs can be killed by ...

One type of antibiotic is found to kill bacteria by ripping it open by brute force, a previously unknown method that could help make a whole new generation of drugs.

Beyond Antibiotics

Beyond Antibiotics

We used to think that bacteria were dumb. We thought they ate, pooped, divided, and not much else. We now know that this story is much too simple. Bacteria communicate, keep tabs on their environment, and respond and react. They ask how many others are around and how they are doing, and only when a certain number have congregated do most pathogenic bacteria turn virulent. The danger is in numbers ...

Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

The Longitude Prize is aiming to help battle the problem of antibiotic resistance among bacteria, but what exactly are we up against?

What's the deadliest animal ...

What's the deadliest animal ...

What's the deadliest animal in the world? The answer might surprise you... Apologies for the cliché headline, but in this case, I think it's probably true; if you asked random strangers on the street what animal kills the most people each year, you'd probably get all kinds of answers like "sharks", "dogs", "snakes", "scorpions", but I don't think you'd get that many right answers.

Solve the Outbreak

Solve the Outbreak

Get clues, analyze data, solve the scenario, and save lives! Do you quarantine the village? Interview people who are sick? Run more lab tests? The better your answers, the higher your score - and the more quickly you’ll save lives. You’ll start out as a Trainee and can earn badges by solving scenarios, with the goal of earning the top rank: Disease Detective.

iPad App Solve the Outbreak

iPad App Solve the Outbreak

Get clues, analyze data, solve the scenario, and save lives! Do you quarantine the village? Interview people who are sick? Run more lab tests? The better your answers, the higher your score - and the more quickly you’ll save lives. You’ll start out as a Trainee and can earn badges by solving scenarios, with the goal of earning the top rank: Disease Detective.

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