Epidemics & Pandemics

Study Says U.S. Nurses Not Prepared for a Catastrophe

July 22, 2019

First impressions are important -- they can set the stage for the entire course of a relationship. The same is true for the impressions the cells of our immune system form when they first meet a new bacterium.

Improving Researchers' Abilities to Forecast Epidemics

March 9, 2019

An annual influenza season forecasting challenge issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides unique insight into epidemic forecasting, according to a study published in the journal Scientific Reports.

Pandemic Risk: How Large are the Expected Losses?

February 6, 2018

The worldwide spread of a serious infectious disease could result in pandemic-related deaths of 700,000 and annual economic losses of $500 billion, according to a study in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization.