How a yellow fever outbreak reshaped New Orleans

A 19th-century outbreak of yellow fever in New Orleans created an elite class while it also "exacted a devastating social cost for large swaths of society."

Melissa De Witte-Stanford
March 26, 2020 | futurity

~2 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 epidemics history united-states viruses yellow-fever

America’s ‘lagging miserably’ in response to coronavirus

Health policy expert, physician, and historian Mical Raz shares her perspective on the United States' less robust response to coronavirus.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester
March 16, 2020 | futurity

~1 mins

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COVID-19 symptoms pop up 5 days after exposure

How soon do symptoms show up after COVID-19 exposure? About five days, new research shows.

Johns Hopkins University
March 10, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins

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Interactive map tracks the coronavirus outbreak

A new interactive map for the novel coronavirus outbreak shows the numbers of cases, recoveries, and deaths, as well as trends over time.

Kim Eckart-Washington
Feb. 11, 2020 | futurity

~2 mins

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Expert: Coronavirus exposes ‘cracks’ in Chinese government

The Chinese government's response to the coronavirus outbreak has exposed flaws in its approach to crises and requires more openness, an expert argues.

Stanford
Feb. 10, 2020 | futurity

~1 mins

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Map shows opioid crisis isn’t a single epidemic

The US is not facing a single opioid overdose epidemic. It's facing several different epidemics, researchers say.

Fred Love-Iowa State
Dec. 11, 2019 | futurity

~3 mins

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Is the Ebola emergency declaration in Congo too late?

Last week, the World Health Organization declared the year-long Ebola outbreak in Congo a global health emergency. Did they wait too long?

Boston University
July 22, 2019 | futurity

~1 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine ebola epidemics viruses west-africa

Epidemic forecasts can miss the human reaction

Neglecting human behavior when forecasting epidemics can lead to government overspending.

Texas A&M University
July 3, 2019 | futurity

~3 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine epidemics prediction

Delays can limit how well Ebola vaccines work

A delay of just one week can drastically reduce the efficacy of Ebola vaccines in highly populated areas, research in the Democratic Republic of Congo finds.

Gigi Marino-Florida
May 8, 2019 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine democratic-republic-of-congo ebola epidemics vaccines viruses

Social ‘bursts’ influence how fast disease spreads

In a globally connected world, "burstiness" can ignite the wildfire-like spread of disease. Here's what that means and why it matters.

Karl Greenberg-NYU
Dec. 21, 2018 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine epidemics social-lives

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