Earlier today, Yahoo News released to their 815,000 followers on their Twitter page what would be the story of the day…if it was true. The super-sensationalized tweet talked of 145 people in Atlanta...

It doesn’t matter if you are at an ocean beach or swimming in a fresh water lake, if there are infected birds or mammals and the suitable snail there could be parasitic larva in the water that could...

I have been covering the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak from the beginning when “suspected” cases were first reported in Guinea this past February, both on this website and on The Global...

The reality of life in this second decade of the 21st century is that disease threats that once were local, can now spread globally in a matter of hours or days.  Vast oceans and prolonged travel times...

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In response to the earlier statement released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) where the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa was described as an “extraordinary event”...

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued today new case definitions for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) for health care providers. Person Under Investigation (PUI) A person who has both consistent...

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With the early success of the “experimental serum” use in the two Samaritan’s Purse volunteers who contracted Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) while treating patients in Liberia, the Centers...

A long time “pet peeve” of mine has been either reading an article by a journalist, or listening to a news anchor on the TV and hearing the following statement, “the individual had contracted...

In August of 2010, roughly 9 months after the first vaccines for the pandemic H1N1 virus became available, we began to see reports of an increase in narcolepsy among children and adolescents in Northern...

The raw seafood used in foods such as sushi and sashimi may contain parasitic worms that can cause relatively mild to severe infections in humans. Anisakis simplex is the most likely offender when it comes...