Sixth person dies from new coronavirus, Chinese health authorities say

Officials confirmed that the new mystery virus can spread between humans and said 15 medical staff have now been infected, stoking fears about an international pandemic and prompting airport authorities around the world to step up screening of travellers arriving from China.

H1N1 pandemic death numbers like season flu

The H1N1 flu pandemic claimed roughly the same number of lives in 2009 as seasonal flu did on average in each of the four years preceding the pandemic, a new study suggests.

SARS 10 years later: How has the health care system changed?

This week marks the 10-year anniversary of the first case of SARS in Canada as the pandemic made its way into the country, changing the medical community's landscape when it comes to managing viruses that have the potential to spread like wildfire.