A study into Covid-19 suggests that flattening the curve will take longer and harder measures than previously hoped.
As the world prepares for the worst, we explore the maths that can help us stop a pandemic.
Cambridge researchers, the BBC, and thousands of citizen scientists have created a revolutionary infectious disease data set.
In 1915 a cook in California accidentally infected 93 people with typhoid. Over 100 years on mathematicians shed light on a long-standing mystery surrounding this and other outbreaks of infectious diseases.
This is the winning article in the ages 11-15 category of the 2017 BSHM schools writing competition.
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Mathematical models predict how fast a rumour will spread and how many people it's likely to reach.
A project involving secondary school students has delivered valuable data for epidemiologists.
A crowdsourced computing project looks for molecules that can disable the Ebola virus.