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Halting Epidemics

01 February 2017 publication

Disease outbreaks can have a significant impact on human populations, and they need to be closely monitored and contained to limit their potential spread. Following the outbreaks of the Ebola and Zika viruses in recent years, this timely issue of Microbiology Today puts a spotlight on the topic of 'Halting Epidemics'.

What is 'herd immunity'? Find out more about how humans gain protection from diseases through herd immunity in the accompanying video below: