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Should we use fear in our public health messages about pandemics?
Dr Kieran Walsh

What we don't know about pandemic influenza
Dr Kieran Walsh

Preventing Eloba: asking what matters to patients
Dr Kieran Walsh

Healthy people, healthy animals, and a healthy environment
Dr Kieran Walsh

How far would you go to prevent the next infectious disease pandemic?
Dr Kieran Walsh

From Cholera to Ebola - mapping infectious diseases
Dr Kieran Walsh

Face masks to prevent the next pandemic?
Dr Kieran Walsh

Avian influenza – public perception and public practice
Dr Kieran Walsh

Another Seasonal Influenza Epidemic
Dr Chris Del Mar and Dr Peter Collignon

Climate Change and Infectious Diseases
Dr Kieran Walsh

New WHO guidelines crucial to fighting antimicrobial resistence
Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland

The Black Death
Dr Kieran Walsh

Yemen's Cholera Crisis
Dr Bridget Seng

Don't panic it's just a pandemic
Dr Kieran Walsh

Simulated outbreaks
Dr Kieran Walsh

Reporting infectious diseases in migrants
Dr Kieran Walsh

Improving differential diagnosis of tuberculosis using BMJ Best Practice and BMJ Learning 
Dr Aysel Aslanova (Ismayilova)

What's the latest with Lassa?
Dr Catherine Houlihan

Mysterious poisoning outbreak in children linked to lychee fruit
Susan C Smolinske 

Plant ingestion: foxglove toxinology
Scott Phillips

Pandemic infectious diseases: the future is now 
Dr Kieran Walsh

Navigating through muddy waters to the correct diagnosis of infantile botulism
Dr Linda S. Nield and Dr Lisa M. Costello

Marbug Virus - the next big outbreak 
Lisa Bebell, MD, Infectious Diseases Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Arachnophobia - why we should all be wary of ticks
Dr Ashley M Croft

Risk of widespread outbreak of Rift Valley fever linked to livestock trade
Dr A. Desiree LaBeaud and Elysse N. Grossi-Soyster 

Fugu: a culinary brush with death
Dr Arvin Akhavan, Dr Jacob A Lebin, and Dr William Hurley

Time to prioritise HIV/AIDS and MDR-TB in Eastern Ukraine as supplies run out
Michel Kazatchkine

Responding to an outbreak of yellow fever
Nora Hellman

How drug resistant TB can show the path to tackling antimicrobial resistance
Madhukar Pai

The purpose of the above opinion pieces is to educate and to inform, and do not constitute medical advice nor is it intended to function as a substitute for a healthcare practitioner’s judgement, patient care or treatment. The views expressed by contributors are those of the author's. BMJ does not endorse any views or recommendations expressed in this document. Readers should also be aware that professionals in the field may have different opinions. Users of this document hereby agree not to use its content as the basis for their own medical treatment or for the medical treatment of others.

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Dr. Kieran Walsh, BMJ Clinical Director