It triggers an epizootic -- a disease event involving a species of animal in a specific area -- rather than an epidemic, a
And communities that receive the socioeconomic benefits of their energy sector when the benefits of the company are reinvested
The global health threats posed by recent viral epidemics, such as avian flu, H1N1, Ebola and Zika, have been happening too frequently to be dismissed as coincidental.
So yet again, as a new virus emerges we need to be concerned but not panic. We need to use our knowledge to help overcome our fears.
Flu season is here and the most common strain is H1N1.
For much of the United States, winter means cold weather, snow, sleet and friendly reminders to get flu shots. Indeed, vaccinations
In one unique area of foreign policy -- the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief -- the United States has shown that Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives can work together, save lives and enhance our security -- all by doing good.
The poor protection offered by last season's flu shot was likely the result of a mismatch between the flu strains included
But not all experts are convinced that Ebola preparedness has applications beyond the singular virus’ treatment needs. Dr
The economic costs of the flu are significant, too, totaling more than $87 billion a year, according to a CDC study published
When fiction becomes confused with fact, we sever our critical tether to reality. The conclusions from years of careful research, scrutinized by competing scientists and published in peer-reviewed journals carry no more weight with the public than the random thoughts of a bloated pundit.
We laugh about it now. Still, I find myself apologizing now and then, despite the years that have passed, because I haven't completely forgiven myself.
It turns out that scientists know just how easy it is for wayward germs to find a path into your nasal passages in confined spaces like planes, trains and busses.
While younger people were more susceptible to H1N1 in 2009, Bresee said it is too early to tell whether the same will be
A young adult who tested positive for the H1N1 flu strain has died at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Flu
Prieto also removed a blockage in one of Boo's veins, and both efforts made the kidney transplant possible. Boo's mother
H1N1 swine flu swept around the world in 2009 and 2010. A study published last week estimated at least one in five people
It is during public health crises like these that we are reminded of the grave consequences of our country's failure to let workers earn paid sick days.