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Disease Outbreak

Lynne Peeples

Why Scapegoating Bats Is A Big Mistake For Human Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green

Even before allegations emerged that West Africa's Ebola outbreak may have originated in bats, public opinion of the animal was hardly glowing. Years ...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Ebola Worry Grows, But Most Are Confident U.S. Can Avoid A Large Outbreak

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Americans are increasingly concerned about the spread of the Ebola virus, but most say they're confident any U.S. outbreak could be contained, accordi...

Ebola Is Just One of Many

Dr. William Karesh | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. William Karesh

Human activities are causing increased opportunities for known and novel pathogen transmission, as well as their spread.

A Third State Sees Outbreaks Of Disease That Was Supposed To Be Long Gone

The Daily Beast | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living

This week, New Jersey joined New York and Ohio as the third U.S. location to have a mumps outbreak this year—and it probably won’t be the last. Is...

Arms Race -- Getting Ahead of Killer Microbes

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 07.30.2013 | Science
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

The basic tools of disease tracking and data analysis -- which CDC's disease detectives and others relied on to eradicate smallpox, identify Legionnaires' disease, and stop SARS -- remain essential. But they are no longer enough.

Did Obamacare Help or Harm the Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Investigation in Tennessee?

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 12.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

As infectious disease doctors, we routinely care for patients with meningitis, but never have we treated a case of aspergillus meningitis, the type of fungal infection that has caused more than a dozen deaths and sickened nearly 200 people in Tennessee and other states.

Disease Outbreak Risks Rise As More Private School Students Opt Out Of Vaccines

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 11.09.2012 | Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Parents who send their children to private schools in California are much more likely to opt out of immunizations than thei...

Lynne Peeples

Dangerously Unaware: Americans Lack Knowledge About Source Of Global Pandemics

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.14.2011 | Green

Two out of every three Americans worry about the potential for a global disease outbreak. (Thank you, "Contagion.") Yet, alongside this result fr...

Marcus Baram

How Researchers Investigate The Source Of An Epidemic: Lots Of Detective Work, Add Science

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 08.09.2011 | Green

NEW YORK -- After a few people turned up dead, officials sprang into action -- interviewing the next of kin, identifying suspects and pursuing leads. ...