Animal viral diseases and spillover to humans results in some of the most important and devastating infections and outbreaks known to humans. My guest today looks at a number of these zoonotic diseases...

Outbreaks of previously unknown viral and other diseases have the potential to inflict serious and massive negative health and economic impact on the world. A new program, a really big idea, is set to...

Amidst growing concerns over the low uptake of flu shots in Europe, scientists from the Italian National Research Council and the JRC confirm that vaccinations remain the best way forward when it comes...

Last week it was reported in a number of media outlets that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) would be dramatically downsizing its epidemic prevention activities in 39 out of 49 countries...

Each year there are more than three million cases of cholera worldwide, a disease transmitted through contaminated food and water that hits developing countries particularly hard. While the standard regimen...

The annual Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is among the largest mass gatherings in the world draws about 2 to 4 million Muslim pilgrims every year; at least 1.5 to 2 million pilgrims are foreign...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is awarding about $32 million to states and cities to improve program integration and enhance their ability to detect, investigate, and report...

While they monitor about 100 different outbreak events around the world at any given time, Chief Scientific Officer for Metabiota, a California based provider of epidemic risk analytics, Eddy Rubin MD,...

Avian influenza is back in the United States with outbreaks reported in several states and hundreds of thousands of birds culled to date. How bad will avian influenza get in 2017? Joining me on the Outbreak...

On 17-18 November 2016 WHO held an informal consultation to review its draft methodology for prioritizing diseases under its Research and Development Blueprint. The meeting brought together experts in...