Putting the coronavirus in historical perspective: A by-the-numbers look at other plagues and pandemics.
Yes, chances are that the coronavirus won't kill you. But just by refusing to stay put, you are endangering hundreds of lives, every bit as valuable as your own. And it can still mess up your life, or incapacitate you for good.
Then again, the coronavirus crisis clearly shows they way we run our markets needs to change—circular economies be one way forward.
A disease in a remote part of the world can be in your backyard tomorrow. But though each outbreak captured the attention of the public and the politicians, as fears subsided, complacency set it.
The coronavirus has infected more than 900 people worldwide and has caused Chinese authorities to place a travel lockdown on 12 cities surrounding the nucleus of the outbreak.
"Whether they be natural, accidental, or deliberate, infectious disease outbreaks can cause significant harm to health, peace, and prosperity if countries are not adequately prepared," an author of the assessment said.
If left untreated, syphilis can cause serious health conditions, including blindness and neurological disorders that can result in death.
There was a threefold increase in the number of scarlet fever cases in 2014 compared to a year earlier.
Nearly 100 million children are infected with tuberculosis, which causes 2 million deaths each year.
Global health ranks third below terrorism and climate change in a list of public concerns.