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Timeless stories from our 172-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
In April, an epidemic of influenza exploded in the Far East. Starting in Hong Kong, it spread thousands of miles in all directions in less than two months. As we…
Influenza does not rate with the public as a terrifying disease. One might start a panic any time by shouting “smallpox!” or “yellow fever!” in a crowd, but can you…
Why efforts to contain disease are often seen as conspiracies to sell vaccines
Influenza, SARS, and the collapse of public health
How deadly will it be? What is causing it? What can we do about it?