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Singapore is less prepared than Malaysia to deal with a pandemic, EIU report says

Singapore ranked 24th, six places behind Malaysia. 
A worker at the Alima Ebola Treatment Center in Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Bill Gates warned that a devastating ‘quirk of nature’ could kill 30 million people in less than a year. Experts say we’re still not...

An outbreak could easily spread around the globe in 36 hours, sickening millions and costing $3 trillion. Epidemiologists say we're not prepared.

How to stay healthy at work this winter, according to an expert from the elite team that creates flu vaccines

Flu experts agree that the best way to protect yourself and others is to get a flu shot or a dose of flu mist. Staying home if you're sick helps, too.
An Emirates flight into JFK airport had to be quarantined Wednesday. 11 people were hospitalized.

A Harvard professor says the dozens of passengers sickened on international flights are a clear ‘warning shot’ of a worst-case scenario

The CDC is investigating illnesses that sickened dozens of passengers on three separate international flights headed into the US this week. Some passengers were traveling from Mecca, where the Hajj pilgrimage was recently underway, and crowds of millions gathered.
Sam Altman, president of Y Combinator, speaks at the Wall Street Journal Digital Conference in Laguna Beach, California, on October 18, 2017.

People aren’t as scared of biological warfare ‘as they should be,’ according to the head of Silicon Valley’s largest startup a...

Y Combinator president Sam Altman says people are not as scared about biological warfare "as they should be." In case of an apocalypse, Altman has a go bag filled with water, a gun, a tent, and more. Bill and Melinda Gates have also said a global pandemic is the biggest threat to humanity right now.
The executive committee to advice the President meets to discuss Clade X.

A leading medical institution created a simulation that shows how a new disease could kill 900 million people — and it reveals how unprepar...

The Clade X simulation, created by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, shows how vulnerable the world is to the spread of a pandemic virus. According to the scenario's creator, if efforts to create a vaccine continued to fail, a disease like that could kill 900 million people.
Fruit bats are the natural hosts for the virus.

A little-known, rare, and extremely deadly virus has killed at least 17 people in India — here’s what to know about Nipah virus

Nipah is a newly emerging deadly virus that can jump from bats to other species, including humans. It can be transmitted from person to person and has killed between 40% and 75% of infected people in most outbreaks so far.
Tracing anyone who was in contact with an infected person is an urgent priority.

An Ebola case has been discovered in a city of 1.2 million people — a ‘game changer’ that makes fighting the outbreak much more diff...

Health officials have confirmed that an infected person was found in a city of 1.2 million, meaning Ebola has spread beyond the town it was first spotted in. Ebola in an urban area is much more dangerous, since that dramatically increases the possibility that the disease could spread rapidly.
A biological technician wearing a Level C PAPR protective suit climbs up a ladder to inspect a decontamination tent covering Smailholm village hall in southern Scotland, which was the scene of an Anthrax outbreak in July 2006.

Bill Gates says a pandemic flu could kill 30 million people — these are the deadly diseases that scare experts the most

Somewhere on the planet, there's an organism or organisms — likely bacteria or a virus — that could kill tens of millions if it started to spread among people. Many experts think a global pandemic disease, whether naturally occurring or engineered, is the greatest threat humanity faces right now.
The “Shattuck Flu Map” animated simulation shows what would happen if a highly contagious and lethal airborne pathogen – like the 1918 flu – were to occur today. Nearly 33 million people worldwide would die in just six months.

Bill Gates revealed a scary simulation that shows how a deadly flu could kill more than 30 million people within 6 months

Bill Gates and many public health experts think that if a new flu like the 1918 pandemic virus were to emerge now, it would spread rapidly enough and still be deadly enough to kill almost 33 million people within six months.