Should you worry about MERS?

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With more than 1,600 people quarantined in South Korea and outbreaks elsewhere, you may be wondering: what is MERS and do I need to worry? Here... Read more

Public health in practice: A WASH interview with Timothy Hayden

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Last month, Timothy Hayden returned to Australia (where I’m currently based) after coordinating the WASH activities Aspen Medical for four... Read more

App lets gamers play Disease Detective

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“Solve the Outbreak,” a free app developed for the general public by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, immerses... Read more

Life, liberty, and the right to infect others with measles: Rand Paul on vaccination

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Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky confirmed his membership in the “doctors who shouldn’t have gone into politics” club with his comments... Read more

Chris Christie, vaccinologist? Measles expert?

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is rightfully taking a drubbing this week for his comments about the measles vaccine and his claim that parents... Read more

How is your local hospital doing? Combating hospital-acquired infections

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During the last weeks, as Americans watched health care workers don protective equipment before treating patients in West Africa with Ebola,... Read more

Ebola quarantines: nurses' perspective

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The Ebola crisis in West Africa continues to rage unabated. The suffering of adults, children, and communities is unparalleled. In fact, the... Read more

Hitching a ride with Ebola: opportunism

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The 1918 influenza pandemic killed 50 to 100 million people around the world. The death toll is uncertain because we do not have good figures... Read more