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?
About that Medieval MRSA Remedy...
Ancient medicine cures all!! We're saved from MRSA! This seems very exciting! Something that kills the indestructible 'superbug' MRSA,...
Foreshadows from the Science Fair
Two important things will happen this April (though I concede only one of them is important outside of our household): my eldest son will...
Talking About Vaccines: Maybe We've Been Doing it Wrong
(Image: Coursera, "Epidemics- the Dynamics of Infectious Disease") Recently I have been working on a piece for the Bangor Daily News...
What Doesn't Kill You...
...may leave you permanently disfigured, disabled, and shunned, if we're speaking about infections. In particular this is true of a...
Our Collective Learning
A PIH Clinician treats an Ebola patient (photo courtesy of Partners in Health) A clinician working with Partners in Health was evacuated...
TB is Trending on Facebook!!
And Let's not Forget What we Just Learned Chest X ray from a tuberculosis patient (Image Lynne Sladky, Associated Press) Several weeks...
One is too Many
Though it has faded from the headlines to some extent, new measles cases continue to be diagnosed in the US following a large,...
Victory in Liberia
Late last week the last known Ebola patient in the country of Liberia was discharged from the hospital. This represents a number of...
Dr. Wakefield Goes to Oregon...or Not.
This week, I was astounded to read that Dr. Andrew Wakefield, he of the thoroughly debunked "vaccines cause autism" fame, had been called...
This Time its Personal
Dear Anti-Vaxxers, I have gone through many mental phases with regard to you. As a student doctor, I went through my arrogant, “how...