The Wuhan coronavirus continues to rage across mainland China, with health officials wondering if and when the illness will tip into a pandemic. This week on “What’s the Word,” Adam Schuster takes a look at “viruses,” their peculiar processes and how they’ve become so deeply entangled in our lives.
A new strain of coronavirus — a family of pathogens that cause respiratory illness in birds and mammals — has infected humans. The virus has sickened more than 4,500 people and killed at least 106 in China, and six people in the U.S. have tested positive for the illness. But how worried should you really […]
On today’s episode, we cover issues of international importance. First, UW–Madison virologist Kristen Bernard offers information on the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak in China and what it means for global public health. Then, we turn our sights to Australia to learn about Aboriginal history, local response to this year’s bushfire crisis, and the fight for land […]