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4 reasons we’re seeing more infectious disease outbreaks around the world – Vox

4 reasons we’re seeing more infectious disease outbreaks around the world – Vox

MERS, H1N1, swine flu, chikungunya, Zika: Another virus with a peculiar name always seems to be right around the corner, threatening to become a pandemic.

Over the past decade, the World Health Organization has declared four global health emergencies. Two of them were in the past two years: the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the Zika outbreak that’s spread through the Americas.

Source: 4 reasons we’re seeing more infectious disease outbreaks around the world – Vox