By News Desk  @bactiman63 Noma (from the Greek: “to devour”), aka cancrum oris is an orofacial gangrene, mainly occurring in malnourished children debilitated by disease and living in the...

By Robert Herriman  @bactiman63 Most years, I put out an end of year list of the Top 10 infectious disease news stories; however, this year is different with COVID-19. Instead, I want to do a Top 10 list...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Molluscum contagiosum is a common and highly contagious skin condition caused by a virus. According to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, the condition...

By Glenn Laverack, PhD COVID-19 is here to stay. We are not in control of a highly infectious virus that is rapidly spreading. Preventive measures have not worked, the number of cases, hospital admissions...

By Tee Villanueva How has 2020 been for you?  Because frankly, the year 2020 started well for most of us, but before it has finished its first quarter, the world came to a halt.  The COVID-19 outbreak...

By Glenn Laverack, PhD There is not a clear top-down solution to the COVID-19 pandemic. A vaccine may not be available for another 12 months, national lock-downs threaten to damage economies and time has...

By Glenn Laverack, PhD Learning to live with COVID-19 is officially a reality as the Director General of the World Health Organisation announced that the pandemic will continue until at least 2022. Lock-downs...

A commentary published in the journal Pediatrics, the official peer-reviewed journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, concludes that children infrequently transmit Covid-19 to each other or to adults...

By Glenn Laverack, PhD Here are ten things we must do better in health promotion during the COVID-19 outbreak: 1. We must better protect frontline workers. Frontline workers including health professionals...

The coronavirus crisis has introduced a lot of new words into daily vocabulary — words such as pandemic and asymptomatic and acronyms like PPE. All can be found in the dictionary or on websites for the...