The First Urban Ebola Case Has Been Confirmed in the Congo
The disease's presence in Mbandaka, population 1.2 million, is the first non-rural case in what appears to be a new epidemic of the notoriously contagious disease.
The Ethical Risks of Detecting Disease Outbreaks With Big Data
The stakes of the analysis are much higher when lives are on the line.
Devastation of 1918: Finding Pockets of Hope in the Great Flu Pandemic
The influenza pandemic of 1918 has taught us many lessons and, according to new research, some of them are decidedly low-tech.
Predicting Disease Epidemics With Internet Search Data
Recent research suggests that evaluating desperate Google queries may be the best way to identify infectious disease outbreaks before they happen.