Monthly Archives: December 2021

Could SARS-CoV-2 become a zoonosis?


Although the jury is still out regarding the origin of SARS-CoV-2, it is most likely to have originated in an animal reservoir. Whilst a new variant is rapidly sweeping across human populations, incidents of transmission in the reverse direction (to other mammals) are increasingly being reported.

Biology Health

Une histoire sur un timbre: the recent history of malaria events told through stamps


With the widespread usage of emails and electronic messaging apps for personal and business correspondences, the importance of the letter and the humble stamp affixed to the front of the envelope may have diminished for many of us. However, as Bernard Brabin highlights in his Review, the postage stamp has played a significant role as record of malaria events since 1840s and an important form of spreading information about elimination programmes.

Health Medicine