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Medical Discovery News | Posted 09.29.2016 | Science
Medical Discovery News

By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog Sometimes I have to remind myself we are in the 21st Century when I hear that infectious diseases are a lea...

India Launches "Terminator Train" to Battle Mosquitoes

AsiaToday | Posted 09.25.2016 | World

[I headed to Delhi Railway Station to meet the so-called 'terminator' train./ Photographed by Jeong In-seo] By Jeong In-seo, New Delhi correspondent,...

Clean up Drives Being Organized Across India

AsiaToday | Posted 09.20.2016 | World

[An elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesh lies on a beach before its immersion in the sea after the Ganesh festival./ Photographed by Jeong In-seo] By Jeo...

How Crowd-sourcing Technology Is Monitoring Zika And Other Health Conditions During The Olympics

Mark Smolinski | Posted 07.20.2016 | Technology
Mark Smolinski

This year, 500,000 foreign visitors will travel to Rio de Janeiro to watch their favorite athletes compete in the Games of the XXXI Olympiad. As antic...

Stepping up the fight to end cholera and chikungunya outbreaks in Mandera County, Kenya

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 06.06.2016 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

"An MSF assisted cholera treatment center in Mandera, Kenya". June 03, 2016 - Photo credit : @unfpaken Mandera's double whammy, the concurrent outb...

Zika Virus Is 'Scarier Than Initially Thought' Says CDC Head

Anna Wilding | Posted 04.13.2016 | DC
Anna Wilding

While Congress has all but ignored the White House administration's formal request for $1.9 billion in funding to control, prevent, and combat the Zika virus, the CDC and NHIAID have gone full speed ahead in its research to stop the virus.

The Zika Freaka Is Teaching Some Great Lessons About Risk Perception

David Ropeik | Posted 04.14.2016 | Healthy Living
David Ropeik

Choices about risk based on emotion as much as cold hard reason are not automatically wrong/dumb/irrational. In fact, they usually help protect us. What's the harm in being careful?

Tackling Zika Requires Tackling Inequality

Douglas Haynes | Posted 03.04.2016 | World
Douglas Haynes

Like dengue fever and chikungunya, Zika needs to be properly framed as a disease worsened by expanding cities and urban inequality. Over time, the unplanned growth of cities magnifies mosquito-borne threats, and the living conditions of urban poverty magnify them even more.

How the GOP Is Killing Us With Ignorance

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Outside of the strange and insular world of extreme right-wing politics, most folks generally recognize the hazards of climate change: deadly heat waves, droughts, more frequent and more severe cyclones, floods, wildfires, catastrophic loss of marine life, and shifts in agricultural productivity.

Woman Loses Vision After Mosquito Bite Transmits Chikungunya Fever | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Laura Geggel Published: 08/10/2015 10:38 AM EDT on LiveScience A woman who caught chikungunya fever while vacationing in the Caribbean wound up lo...

Chikungunya Vaccine Shows Promise

Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 08/14/2014 07:07 PM EDT on LiveScience A new vaccine against chikungunya — a virus that showed up...

Florida Man Is First Case Of Chikungunya Virus Acquired In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living

UPDATED July 18: The Florida Department of Health reported that there are actually two cases of locally acquired chikungunya in Florida. One case is i...

Cuba's Football Hangover

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 09.13.2014 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Gone is the last game, the German goal, Götze's hands raising the 2014 Brazil World Cup. Some of the excitement remains, it's true, but the roar that ran through Havana when the ball entered the goal in Rio De Janeiro or Sal Paulo is now just a memory.

The Mosquito-Transmitted Virus You Should Know About

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.08.2014 | Green

Beware of mosquitos. In some places, they could be carrying a very unpleasant virus with symptoms similar to dengue fever. Chikungunya, which was ...

Will Chikungunya Fever In The Caribbean Spread To The US?

Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living

By Marc Lallanilla, Assistant Editor Published: 02/11/2014 09:03 AM EST on LiveScience Health experts are concerned that chikungunya fever — a...