So we've had Ebola in 2014 and Zika this year, and there are concerns about antibiotic resistant superbugs. Not to mention things like the flu always popping up, gastrointestinal bacteria like E. Coli always posing a threat, and the sort. Why not have a dedicated thread? This goes for humans, animals, plants, and other lifeforms.
When the next pandemic occurs, this should be the go-to thread.
To differentiate this from the Biology & Medicine News and Discussions thread, this is mainly for discussing outbreaks of diseases and progress (or lack thereof) controlling and containing said outbreaks, as well as the rising potential existential threat posed by antibiotic resistant superbugs— not discussing the latest in anti-aging research or how a particular experimental drug causes a specific cancer to go into remission in mice.
Ebola has killed 60 people in Guinea and is spreading into Sierra Leone, this virus is one of the most dangerous on Earth and KILLS 90% of the people it infects. Hope they get this under control as it is HIGHLY contagious.
Edited by Yuli Ban, 08 May 2018 - 09:57 PM.