The Future, Threats to Mankind

Deadly Epidemics of the Past

There have been many deadly epidemics in the history of mankind. Some originating in our ancient times, before our written records as they exist today. But what is an epidemic exactly and how do they happen? Epidemics are well-defined as being a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time.… Continue reading Deadly Epidemics of the Past

Threats to Mankind

Viruses – A serious threat to mankind

Emerging viral diseases are always high value news items. However, how will viruses change over the next few years? In recent years, the most significant virus of them all, in terms of human cases and death toll, was the re-emergence of Ebola, which is causing the biggest outbreak of the disease in history. But there… Continue reading Viruses – A serious threat to mankind