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Zika Transmission in the United States: our Conventional Wisdom may Not Apply
The Zika-affected Area in Miami, Florida [IMAGE: CNN.com] Friday morning the Florida Department of Health reported that four cases of...
The Most Invincible of Superbugs Heads Stateside
Gram negative bacteria, such as those reported to have colistin resistance A report issued yesterday morning by scientists at Walter Reed...
The 2016 Summer Olympics Must be Moved
There, I said it. Normally I pride myself on being non-alarmist, but this is a moment to issue some very loud warnings. This is a...
What Four Worms Told us About Evolution and Infectious Disease
This short video shows the agent of African eyeworm disease, Loa loa, via bright field wet mount microscopy. This video was capture by...
ZikSpiracy? Not so Fast.
[Image Source] Nothing brings out a good conspiracy theory quite like an emerging disease, and Zika is no exception. Often these ideas...
“All of this has Happened Before; All of this will Happen Again”
Though I was never a “Matrix” fan, this line always stayed with me. A contemporary version of “those who don’t learn history are doomed...
Zika Virus Part II: More Questions I have been asked!
Zika Virus [Image: Getty Images] As everyone not living under a rock can attest, the Zika virus situation is rapidly unfolding and...
Ebola and the TCBM Moment
An Ebola-stricken woman and her young daughter in Sierra Leone [Image: BBC News] Med school faculty have a phrase to describe the...
Zika Virus: 12 Questions I have Been Asked in the Past Few Days
Zika Virus Distribution as of 2015 (Image: Discover Magazine) Several months ago I began receiving PROMed updates featuring cases of the...
Changing Reward Systems
Directly Observed Therapy (DOTs) for tuberculosis. Side effects often tempt patients to skip doses, leading to drug resistance [Image:...