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The Zika virus causes a number of problems, ranging from attacking the neurological system to impacting the brain. (Image: Pixabay via CC0 1.0)

Can We Handle Zika?

One of the latest scares when it comes to diseases is the Zika virus. The disease began with many speculations that have thankfully been ironed out. The fact that it is a new disease to many does not mean that…

Make sure you know the facts about the Ebola virus. (UK Public Health)

Ebola Epidemic: What is Ebola?

The Ebola virus epidemic Some countries have warned against traveling to Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone due to the number of cases reported of the Ebola virus. According to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to date, more that 1320…

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How Scientists Cracked the Zika-Mosquito Genome

The Zika virus was discovered in 1947, but most people hadn’t heard of this mosquito-borne illness until an outbreak in 2015 entered into the world’s collective view. This virus usually…

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Can We Handle Zika?

One of the latest scares when it comes to diseases is the Zika virus. The disease began with many speculations that have thankfully been ironed out. The fact that it…

Confirmed Chikungunya Cases in France

On 21 October 2014, WHO was notified by the National IHR Focal Point for France of 4 cases of chikungunya locally-acquired infection in Montpellier, France. The cases were confirmed by…

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Ebola: Everything You Need to Know in 94 Seconds

News about the Ebola outbreak is everywhere right now. I am not surprised. According to the WHO:  “The current outbreak in West Africa (first cases notified in March 2014) is the largest…

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Ebola Epidemic: What is Ebola?

The Ebola virus epidemic Some countries have warned against traveling to Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone due to the number of cases reported of the Ebola virus. According to the US Center for…