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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bill Gates says he bluntly rejected Trump’s offer to be his science adviser as ‘not a good use of my time’
Bill Gates said Trump offered him the prestigious government role, but that he wasn't interested — and straight-up told him so. Gates added that he wasn't sure how serious Trump was about the job.
Bill Gates thinks a coming disease could kill 30 million people within 6 months — and says we should prepare for it as we do for war
New pathogens emerge all the time. It's becoming easier for small groups to create weaponized diseases. Bill Gates says a small group could build a deadlier form of smallpox in a lab. And people are always hopping on planes, making it possible for a disease to reach a new continent in a few hours.