Fowl Plague Extras

Your Pandemics Questions Answered

Vulnerable individuals should always have a flu vaccination at the appropriate time of the year–outside of the grip of a pandemic,...
Duncan Geere
5 min read

Airborne: We’re Five Mutations From a Major Pandemic

In 2012, a team of virologists led by Ron Fouchier showed how easily H5N1 avian flu could become one of the...
Duncan Geere
22 sec read

The Machine and the Mosquito

According to the World Health Organization, there were 212 million new cases of malaria worldwide in 2015, 90 percent of which...
Greg Noone
10 min read


Nipah virus was a classic example of a "zoonosis": a disease being transmitted from animals to humans, or vice versa. Zoonotic...
Claire Asher
6 min read

Pandemics: A Reading List

"The epidemic is seldom mentioned, and most Americans have apparently forgotten it. This is not surprising. The human mind always tries...
Duncan Geere
2 min read

Introducing: Fowl Plague

Some of the deadliest forms of these viruses are just a handful of genetic mutations away from turning into what could...
Duncan Geere
2 min read