Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

1918 pandemic second wave had fatal consequences

Researchers from the universities of Zurich and Toronto have found that in the event of a pandemic, delayed reactions and a decentralized approach by the authorities at the start of a follow-up wave can lead to longer-lasting, ...

Vaccination

At 106, woman among earliest vaccine recipients in Brazil

ZĂ©lia de Carvalho Morley rolled up a sleeve and looked stoically to the side as a nurse slid in a COVID-19 shot. She was one of thousands in Brazil to get the shot on Wednesday, but one of very few old enough to recall an ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sweden sees deadliest November since Spanish flu

Sweden's statistics agency said Monday that the country suffered the highest number of deaths in November since the Spanish flu a century ago, as it battles a second coronavirus wave.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What history tells us about the long-term effects of a pandemic

For nearly a year, the novel coronavirus and the resulting COVID-19 pandemic have dominated headlines across the world, and justifiably so. With nearly 68 million cases reported and more than 1.5 million deaths worldwide ...

Medical research

New study explains important cause of fatal influenza

It is largely unknown why influenza infections lead to an increased risk of bacterial pneumonia. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have now described important findings leading to so-called superinfections, which claim ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus and other deadly epidemics

The novel coronavirus pandemic, soon to pass the milestone of one million deaths, has a higher toll compared with other modern viruses although its ravages to date are far less than the Spanish flu a century ago.

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