Category Archives Infectious Disease

The thought of eating processed and chemical-infused foods terrifies the Health Nut in each of us, but what about the chemicals we put on our bodies? When it comes to insects like pesky mosquitoes and dangerous ticks, we’ll do just about anything to avoid itchy bites and harmful diseases they might carry. In fact, I can recall a particularly unpleasant…

Since the early spring of last year, a new strain of the coronavirus has infected 15 people in the Middle East and United Kingdom. So far, nine people have died from severe chest infections similar to pneumonia as a result of the virus. And that means there’s growing concern. Right now, the international community is closely monitoring the virus to…

SARS – the potentially deadly respiratory infection that was a huge global news story almost a decade ago – might be back. Global health officials are keeping their eyes on a SARS-related virus, Coronavirus, that appears to have originated in the Saudi Arabia and has now spread to London. Spread” might be overstating it; a man from Qatar was transferred…

Once one of the most feared contagious illnesses among college students and the military, the incidence of bacterial meningitis due to the Neisseria meningitidis strain has dropped significantly since the introduction of the Menactra meningitis vaccine (MCV4) in 2005. The American College Health Association, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics now strongly…

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