News About Epidemics and Pandemics


Pandemics and Epidemics

Today's interconnected world makes it easier for diseases to spread rapidly, and over great distances. Lately, talk of epidemics and pandemics frequent the headlines. While such news can be scary, the right information is important for understanding how to keep yourself healthy and eliminate unnecessary fears.

What Are Pandemics and Epidemics?

Whether the spread of disease is classified as a pandemic or epidemic depends on how many people ... read more »

Historic Pandemics

Health officials and historians often rely on information from the past when planning to prevent ... read more »

Preventing and Controlling Epidemics and Pandemics

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News About Epidemics and Pandemics

It can be quite unnerving to hear talk of potential epidemics or pandemics on the news. Find reliable information about these situations using the news resources recommended here.

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  • In 2009, NPR interviewed Laurie Garrett, author of The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance, about the spread of disease. Archived news stories about swine flu and pandemics are also available.

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