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“No Time for Delay” On Climate and Public Health, Doctors Warn

At meeting in mid-March, doctors, climate scientists, and global health specialists discussed how to tackle the health threats that climate change carries with it.

by |April 19, 2018

Tracking Respiratory Infections in NYC, With or Without Symptoms

There’s a lot we don’t know about respiratory viruses and how they spread. A study currently underway seeks to unravel these mysteries, in part by studying people who are healthy enough to be walking around in Manhattan.

by |February 26, 2018

Keys to Success

Humans hate to catch the flu,
But here’s a fact that’s less well-known:
Bacteria get infections too
As many cultures have now shown.

by |March 28, 2014
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Website Maps the Flu, and Predicts Its Progress

Infectious disease experts at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health have launched a website that reports weekly predictions for rates of seasonal influenza in 94 cities in the United States.

by |January 13, 2014

This Week’s Forecast: Sunny with a 40 Percent Chance of Flu

New computer model takes a page from weather forecasting to predict regional peaks in influenza outbreaks.

by |November 28, 2012