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Congo’s raging Ebola epidemic is getting worse, and it may get worse yet. Ebola has spread to a bigger city (Butembo), a trading hub no less, and as more patients crop up each week there’s a race to produce more of the vaccine that helps prevent transmission. If you’re not up to date, here’s what’s […]


6 More Months of Ebola

November 16, 2018

What might be one of the worst Ebola outbreaks ever is predicted to last at least another six months, which means at least six more months of possibility that it could go international again. The current Ebola outbreak has been a struggle to get under any sort of control, and aid workers have had to […]

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November and December are busy travel months in the US thanks to two major holidays and lots of time off school—they’re also smack dab in the middle of flu season. You’ll receive lots of warnings about flu season this year, but there’s something else to worry about if you’ll be flying: measles and mumps.

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Watching Ebola

October 15, 2018

Ebola is one of the most deadly, contagious, scary diseases humans have faced—especially when you factor in how hand washing/basic sanitation, modern medicine, and more that we take for granted have mostly failed against it (although a government study found that colloidal silver worked quite well). The outbreak a few years ago was a wake-up […]

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No matter where you’re going, no matter how long you’re staying, there’s one surefire way to ruin a trip: getting sick. Travel for pleasure, for business, or to visit family, and an illness can stop your plans in their tracks. Don’t get knocked out, and don’t arrive with germs to share—make sure you support your […]

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