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The entrance to an H1N1 facility in Arlington, Texas, in 2009.

12 of the deadliest disease outbreaks in history

These diseases throughout history, from the Black Death and cholera to HIV/AIDS and coronavirus, have caused universal alarm.

An inside look at the debate around pandemic bonds, which have $425 million hinging on how deadly the coronavirus ends up being

The World Bank called the bonds "a momentous step" in curbing disease, while a public health expert deems them "inappropriate and ineffective."
A man in Wuhan, China.

There’s a good chance the Wuhan coronavirus will never disappear, experts say. There are only 3 possible endings to this story.

"We're in the beginnings of a mild pandemic right now," one expert said of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Stocks tumble after Wuhan coronavirus cases and deaths surge to a new daily high

China's Hubei region reported nearly 15,000 new cases and 242 deaths on Thursday after dropping its standard of diagnosis.

Americans in coronavirus quarantine were flown from Wuhan on cargo planes with no windows and flight crews dressed in full hazmat suits

The passengers had to wear red wristbands on the plane that marked their body temperature to track if anyone spiked a fever during the flight.
Medical staff in Wuhan, China, pose while working to combat a coronavirus outbreak.

The Gates Foundation is spending $100 million to fight the coronavirus outbreak. Bill Gates has warned about a pandemic for years.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will give $5 million to support the outbreak response in China and the other half to efforts in Africa.
The Wuhan coronavirus may be the world's latest pandemic.

The Wuhan coronavirus outbreak could soon be declared a pandemic — here’s how the world has handled global outbreaks in the past

Prior to the Wuhan coronavirus, there have been a lot of deadly epidemics, which have prompted different courses of action from governments globally.
A child is seen wearing a facemask at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on February 3, 2020 in Manila, Philippines.

10 myths about the coronavirus, including a link to meat-eating and imported packages

People are peddling red algae and a "miracle" bleach as potential coronavirus cures, but don't be fooled.
Medical officers spray Indonesian nationals with antiseptic before quarantining them as they arrive from Wuhan, China, at Hang Nadim Airport in Batam on February 2, 2020.

Scientists say the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak could soon be declared a pandemic. Here’s what that means.

The Wuhan coronavirus has killed at least 361 people in China and one in the Philippines since December.

One chart shows how the Wuhan coronavirus compares to other major outbreaks and pandemics in the last 50 years

A coronavirus outbreak that started in Wuhan, China, has killed at least 259 people. Here's how that compares to other outbreaks.