Medical research

How natural history collections can predict the next pandemic

The 21st century has already seen multiple major new disease outbreaks, from SARS and MERS to Ebola and Zika, culminating in the current COVID-19 pandemic. The global human suffering, economic damage, and social disruption ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Polio returns to Papua New Guinea after 18 years: WHO

An outbreak of polio has been confirmed in Papua New Guinea, the World Health Organization and the government said, with the virus detected in a child 18 years after the Pacific nation was declared free of the disease.

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