News and Information on Infectious Diseases
Why I've been Yelling about Yemen
Two Numbers from Puerto Rico that We should All Note
Two Anti-Vaccine Stories from Mainstream Sources have been Walked Back. It’s Already too Late.
The Illusion of Controversy
Vaccines: How do We Really Know What Happens?
Jenner and Hippocrates: a Perspective on Vaccines for Small Pox Day
Bathroom Art at UNECOM featuring"Before the Shot", by Norman Rockwell This print of a Norman Rockwell painting and the Hippocratic Oath...
Measles In the Backyard
Severe rubeola (measles rash) (image accessed: www.entmags.org ) For the fourth time this year (that would be one per month, if anyone is...
Exploring Reusable Grocery Bags, Step 2
Follow the initial collection from reusable grocery bags, how do we identify the zoo that we collected? The first piece is to get each...
World Malaria Day Brings Hopeful News
A mother and her toddler suffering from malaria in Ghana (PHOTO: Mary F. Adams, Reuters) Since the year 2000, the number of malaria...
Exploring Reusable Grocery Bags with the WGME News Team
Micrococcus luteus growing on brain-heart infusion agar (photo: Medical-Labs.net) Recently I began a local exploration of something that...
What Might Have Been: MMR Vaccines are not linked to Autism, and This News Infuriates Me.
Today, news stories abound with the findings from a study involving 95,000 children: MMR vaccines do not cause autism. Why am I not...
The Return of Bird Flu to the News
News of a recent outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Iowa (nee, "high path bird flu") is making headlines today. Cases were...
The Aftermath of Lyme Disease
Every so often, a disease becomes shrouded in rumor and innuendo until it is difficult to parse out truth from fiction. People can take...
Happy 60th, Polio Vaccine
April 12, 1955, 60 years ago today, a much celebrated medical breakthrough was announced. Before this breakthrough, those suffering from...
New Reports of "the Next Tick-Borne Plague", Powassan Virus, are Getting Attention
Ticks found in the United States (Photo: Getty Images) A recent report about the detection of Powassan virus, described as "even worse...