The Infection Loop

"He scores perfect on a spelling test one week, then gets every word wrong the next week," adds Kristin, a nurse in Waukesha
FUZZY LINES Yet federal funding to prevent and respond to bioterrorism is plummeting. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control
Peter Daszak, president of EcoHealth Alliance, a New York-based organization of scientists dedicated to the dual goals of
Among the other pathogens found in the confiscated bushmeat were several forms of herpes, all of which could pose threats
"We're dealing with rare events, but the magnitude is potentially huge," said Peter Daszak, president of EcoHealth Alliance
Perhaps it's unfortunate then that the source of the recent film's fictitious but realistic MEV-1 virus -- which killed hundreds
The Washington State Department of Ecology has studied the local sources of pollutants and linked higher counts of fecal
Meanwhile, the European Union continues to move forward with phasing out nontherapeutic use of antibiotics in livestock. What's
Jobin sought the same success for the Sudan. In the early 1980s, Jobin helped negotiate a $100 million loan from the World
The ability to predict potential outbreaks of disease based on wind patterns, even without knowing nature of agent, has the
"We have seen outbreaks at plants that were consistently inspected," adds Wiedmann. One of produce's problems is that people
I'm excited to announce the launch of HuffPost reporter Lynne Peeples' series, The Infection Loop, which, along the lines of the growing movement "One Health," will examine the link between humans, animals, and the environment.
McNamara became convinced that the surge in bird deaths was tied to the growing reports of New Yorkers sickened or dying
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration first approved the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in livestock in the early
The population of natural carriers of the bacterium used in the mosquito injections, Wolbachia, includes many mosquito species
In 1945, upon accepting his piece of the Nobel Prize in Medicine for the discovery and isolation of penicillin, Scottish
The discovery builds on evidence of the increasing number of infectious diseases spread from wildlife to humans, researchers
It's not feasible to vaccinate everyone given the $10-to-$15 price tag and limited production. What's more, a dose is only