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Keeping an Eye on Ebola

August 13, 2018

2016 came very close to an Ebola pandemic. Ebola is hard to treat, deadly, and incredibly contagious—often, for every patient 1-2 doctors were catching the illness, never mind the spread before the patient was contained in a medical facility! Although it mostly disappeared from the headlines as the thread of a global pandemic dissipated, Ebola […]

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For the average person living in a first world country, staying healthy should be as simple as following the basics like eating healthfully, exercising, sleeping, and avoiding stress. Unfortunately, life can be a little random. Humans make mistakes. Nature does something unexpected. You’re at the wrong place, at the wrong time. One way to get […]

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Measles Outbreak Update

April 27, 2018

Mumps, measles, and other childhood diseases are making a comeback. Several states have a measles outbreaks, and with as many as two weeks between exposure and measles symptoms, more people have likely been exposed and are spreading it.

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Hepatitis A outbreaks aren’t uncommon—unfortunately, many people, including some in the food service industry, aren’t great about washing their hands or following basic food safety. What’s unusual about the current Hepatitis A outbreak is that it’s orders of magnitudes larger than usual, and travelers are spreading it across state lines.

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Measles and Mumps, Oh My!

February 27, 2018

Outbreaks of once quashed viruses are increasingly common, so who needs to worry? And how should we prepare? Truth is, the answer is more or less the same as for anything: people with weakened immune systems need to worry the most, while everyone else just need general caution. One of the ways you can help […]

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