In an fascinating rebuttal of a column by CIDRAP director, Michael Osterholm, PhD, one virology professor writes, “The likelihood that Ebola virus will go airborne is so remote that we should not...

The Brazilian Health Ministry reported Tuesday the first locally acquired, or indigenous chikungunya cases in Oiapoque municipality in the northern region of Amapa, bordering French Guiana (which has...

Some of the more significant quotes concerning the battle with the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa included Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Sirleaf, who sent a letter to United...

Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary Just over 5 months ago we first learned of a new reassortant avian flu subtype called H5N6 which had infected local poultry – and killed a 49...

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa is not only the largest and deadliest outbreak in history, but it also garners a lot of quotes, some interesting, some dire and some actually quite...

A fourth Ebola patient is coming to the United States for treatment, and once again, Emory University Hospital will be caring for the patient. According to a Reuters report, the yet unidentified patient...

A lot has been said about the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa in recent days, particularly by people in power and people “in the know”. I selected a few key quotes to look...

Although lab confirmation is still awaited in some areas, the outbreak of severe respiratory illness in kids that we saw pop up N.W. Missouri a little over a week ago (see Kansas City Outbreak Identified...

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In a follow-up to a guest post by Avian Flu Diary’s Mike Coston Friday, The Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services (DHSS) released a health alert to convey more information on the outbreak: Recently,...

Having a hairless pubic area has been gaining popularity among women, and men, for some time now for those seeking a “clean”, sexy look. However, “Brazilians” and other forms of...