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Ebola Has Happened in the U.S. and It Could Happen Again If We Don't Address the Root Causes

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 10.05.2014 | Green
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

Although it's too late to prevent the current epidemic in West Africa, perhaps we can prevent another one if we take a moment to look at how Ebola and many other infectious diseases arrive on our doorstep in the first place: through the trade in animals.

Monkeypox And Anthrax Exposures In Maryland?

The Frederick News-Post, Md. | Courtney Mabeus | Posted 06.03.2013 | DC

Two of the potential biological exposures within labs at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases in 2012 involved the monkeypo...

Lynne Peeples

Exotic Dangers: Could The Global Pet Trade Import The Next Pandemic? | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.21.2011 | Green

Part of a series investigating the complex links between human, animal and environmental health: The Infection Loop. Dr. Anthony Pilny had just fin...

LOOK: Giant Rat Killed With Pitchfork In Brooklyn

Posted 10.25.2011 | New York

A gigantic, white rat was killed after being speared with a pitchfork at the Marcy Houses in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. Jose River...