With the 24/7 news cycle inundated with the West Africa Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), anyone paying even a little attention knows that Ebola is a very dangerous virus. Depending on the species of virus (there...

A day after the World Health Organization (WHO) ethics panel released their summary to consider and assess the ethical implications for clinical decision-making of the potential use of unregistered interventions...

The following press release was published on July 3, 2014 The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County urges citizens to take precautions while participating in recreational activities in freshwater...

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As Ebola marches through West Africa, inadequate supplies of personal protective equipment and medical resources expose doctors, nurses, and their patients to significant risk. In response, more than 20...

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On the heels of two new wild poliovirus-1 (WPV-1) cases reported in Cameroon, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their travel notice to the Central African country.  As of...

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The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in west Africa continues to evolve in alarming ways, with no immediate end in sight. Many barriers stand in the way of rapid containment. The most severely affected...

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...