Helen Branswell
Helen Branswell

Helen Branswell is the medical reporter for the Canadian Press. She keeps a close eye on flu (human, swine, bird), polio eradication, and these days, MERS. Follow her on Twitter.

Medical Examiner
May 7 2014 2:59 PMFear the CamelWhy a deadly new virus will be so hard to stop.
  Slate Plus
Slate Plus
Aug. 28 2015 12:31 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 1 2015 12:20 PM Does Contraception Reduce Abortions? The relationship is surprisingly ambiguous—until you look at the best evidence.