View our interactive timeline, highlighting some epidemics from the past, present and even the future!
Day 5: A Focus on Epidemics
Celebrating Biology Week 2015
Human history is the history of the fight against outbreaks of various diseases, epidemics and pandemics. From past to present, humans have been challenged with emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, chronic diseases and genetic diseases.
To prepare for future epidemics, we need to fully understand the rise and fall of previous epidemics. We would like to share with you some of our best articles looking at epidemics – past, present and future.
Interactive Epidemics Timeline
Interview: Predicting Epidemics
Dr. Hiroshi Nishiura, Editor-in-Chief of Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling, discusses what the current biggest epidemics are, where the next big epidemic will come from and how we will cope with it and if we will be able to successfully predict and prevent epidemics in the future.
Read our Top Epidemics Articles
Ebola virus disease
- Theoretical perspectives on the infectiousness of Ebola virus disease
- Molecular evidence of Ebola Reston virus infection in Philippine bats
- Serological evidence of ebolavirus infection in bats, China
Pandemic Influenza H1N1
- Outbreak of pandemic influenza A/H1N1 2009 in Nepal
- What happened after the initial global spread of pandemic human influenza virus A (H1N1)? A population genetics approach
- A new look at an old virus: patterns of mutation accumulation in the human H1N1 influenza virus since 1918
- Pros and cons of estimating the reproduction number from early epidemic growth rate of influenza A (H1N1) 2009
- Formal kinetics of H1N1 epidemic
- A description of the hepatitis B virus genomic background in a high-prevalence area in China
- Molecular epidemiology and viral load of HCV in different regions of Punjab, Pakistan
- Prevalence of active hepatitis C virus infections among general public of Lahore, Pakistan
- Phylogeography and evolutionary history of hepatitis B virus genotype F in Brazil
Hand, foot and mouth disease (EV-71)
More from SpringerOpen:
- Mobile laboratory in Sierra Leone during outbreak of Ebola: practices and implications
- Potential clinical treatment for Ebola pandemic
- A new chapter for China’s public health security—aids offered to Africa to combat Ebola
- May early intervention with intravenous immunoglobulin pose a potentially successful treatment for Ebola virus infection?
- Fighting Ebola with ZMapp: spotlight on plant-made antibody
- Identification of Ebola virus microRNAs and their putative pathological function
- Hsa-miR-1246, hsa-miR-320a and hsa-miR-196b-5p inhibitors can reduce the cytotoxicity of Ebola virus glycoprotein in vitro
- Extracorporeal life support for patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome: report of a Consensus Conference
- YouTube videos as a source of medical information during the Ebola hemorrhagic fever epidemic
For more Epidemics articles visit our website and access over 4,000 open access articles!