Topic: Infectious Diseases

The Flu Outbreak
What You Need to Know

February 13th, 2018 Part of: .

THE FLU OUTBREAK: What You Need to Know Presented jointly with PRI’s The World & WGBH Tuesday, February 13, 2018 More than a half million deaths each year around the world result from flu-related respiratory illnesses. This year, flu has grabbed particular headlines, driven by an early start to flu season and the dominance of Read More…

Zika in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Beyond
Risks and Response

September 29th, 2016 Part of: .

Brief Video Highlight ZIKA IN THE U.S., PUERTO RICO AND BEYOND: Risks and Response  Presented in Collaboration with Reuters Thursday, September 29, 2016 With more than 23,100 cases of Zika in the continental U.S. and U.S. territories — including four newly reported non-travel cases in Miami-Dade County, Fla — this Forum continued a conversation begun in March 2016 Read More…

The Zika Crisis
Latest Findings

March 4th, 2016 Part of: .

THE ZIKA CRISIS: Latest Findings Presented in Collaboration with Reuters The ongoing spread of the Zika virus — and its unconfirmed potential links to a birth defect called microcephaly — have raised worldwide alarms. This Forum examined what we know and don’t know about the virus, drawing parallels and lessons from another disease outbreak, Ebola, Read More…

Treatment as Prevention
Can We Treat Our Way Out of the AIDS Epidemic?

December 1st, 2014 Part of: .

[FORUM VIDEO] Could “treatment as prevention” prove to be the strategy to finally end the AIDS epidemic?

The Ebola Disaster
How Did We Get Here and What's Next?

October 2nd, 2014 Part of: .

[FORUM VIDEO] The current Ebola outbreak is the largest outbreak of the hemorrhagic disease in history, according to the CDC. How did we get here and what’s to be done to help the affected countries and to prevent further spread?

Vaccinating Children
Public Trust and Health

September 15th, 2014 Part of: .

[FORUM VIDEO]: This Forum event examined the drivers of public perceptions of vaccinations, the threats that vaccine-preventable illnesses pose, and the steps to be taken to restore trust in one of public health’s greatest weapons against infectious diseases.

Battling Drug-Resistant Superbugs
Can We Win?

February 5th, 2014 Part of: .

[FORUM VIDEO] This Forum event examined the public health menace posed by antimicrobial resistance and the steps to be undertaken to fight the “superbugs.”

The Next Pandemic
Are We Ready?

November 13th, 2013 Part of: .

[FORUM VIDEO] This Forum event examined current pandemic preparedness in the face of MERS and H7N9.

Step by Step
The Path to Ending Child Mortality

October 9th, 2013 Part of: .

[FORUM VIDEO] This Forum event examined the painstaking but crucial steps that can be taken to save children at risk from dying from preventable causes such as malaria, pneumonia and poor nutrition.