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Raising your own chickens, ducks, or even geese for fresh eggs (and even meat) is increasingly popular. It’s a great price, not too much work, and a huge boost in quality. And even city-dwellers can do it, since most places specifically allow for the raising of chicken (but not always roosters). But there’s a couple […]

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Update 2: -Timeline shows patient had symptoms for 3-4 days before being hospitalized. I’d put money there will be AT LEAST 1-2 more US Ebola patients! (Exposure period was September 23/24th – September 28th) -CDC is explaining how they are tracing where the Ebola patient went, and putting family and community members who were exposed […]

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Ebola: No Touching!

September 22, 2014

Fighting Ebola is like “chasing a rolling snowball” says the Economist—despite international efforts, the number infected is regularly doubling, and that will only escalate as it reaches more urban centers. According to the CDC, half a million people could be infected by the end of January if we don’t start doing more (the US is […]

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If you’ve been following news on the Ebola outbreak, you’ve probably heard about how locals went and “freed” the quarantined Ebola patients, which will probably lead to a new explosion of cases. If you haven’t been following, you should know it isn’t a pretty picture. There aren’t enough resources to really keep a tight quarantine. […]

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Outbreaks of foodborne illness make big headlines—and given how easily preventable the are, eliminating them is high on the CDC‘s to-do list. Despite their efforts, the best they’ve been able to do is slow food poisoning rates down to a trickle of increases, with most pathogens remaining right where they are. To be fair, they’ve […]

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