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It’s the largest Ebola outbreak ever, and groups like the World Health Organization are calling for immediate action before it becomes a bigger, even more international problem. And they’re right—cases of travelers bringing Ebola to new countries are starting to pop up. If you’ve been skimming the news because you don’t live somewhere Ebola’s an […]

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MERS Hits US Soil

May 14, 2014

Vacationing in Florida this summer? You may already be familiar with the Jacksonville area outbreak of tuberculosis. Now, Florida may be dealing with a small MERS outbreak. Healthcare workers were exposed to a patient that was later diagnosed with MERS, and so far 2 have come down with symptoms while another 20 are being tested […]

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We may soon be facing a world without antibiotics, one where simple diseases are again deadly, at least according to the WHO’s new (and first) report on the growing antibiotic resistance crisis. The culprit, according to WHO? The overprescription of antibiotics. While their use in livestock is also a problem, in many parts of the […]

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Hep C Treatment Update

April 11, 2014

You might be aware that’s there’s a far more successful Hep C treatment coming to the market. With a 90% cure rate, (and fewer reported side-effects, so far) it’s far and away better than previous Hep C treatments. But a lot of research went into it, so despite the less than $150 cost for treatment, […]

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MERS (Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome) has the potential to become a global pandemic, warns WHO. Travellers have already brought it to other countries, including France, Germany, and Italy. In Asia, bird flu is also starting to spread, although new cases have slowed until next flu season. In October, pilgrims will travel en masse to the […]

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