The Daily Bhaskar Post: A Symptom of a Deeper Illness

So in the past couple of days I have been reading a lot about a “reputed” Daily having spouted a venomous piece about how patients should protect themselves against sexual abuse by physicians. The general tone of the article, coupled with the salacious and malicious intent with which it is saturated, has naturally hit a … Continue reading The Daily Bhaskar Post: A Symptom of a Deeper Illness

Tick Borne Encephalitis Attributed to Powassan Virus in Canada

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH), in a media release, has reported that there is a suspected case of tick-borne encephalitis under investigation at their facilities. Tick borne encephalitis is a rare disease resulting in central nervous system manifestations and this case is thought to have been caused by Powassan Virus, a member of the … Continue reading Tick Borne Encephalitis Attributed to Powassan Virus in Canada

Madagascar Reports 8 cVDPV1 Cases

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative website has revealed that this year there has been a sharp rise in the number of cVDPV associated cases, which have been traced back to another case which was registered in September 2014. This indicates that there is long-standing and widespread circulation of the cVDPV in the country. This is … Continue reading Madagascar Reports 8 cVDPV1 Cases

Zika Virus Hits Brazil

A case of Zika virus infection, caused by a virus which is a member of the flaviviridae family, has been reported from Brazil, making it the first reported case of Zika virus from the country this year. There are parts of Brazil in which dengue and chikungunya outbreaks have been (or are currently) underway. Considering … Continue reading Zika Virus Hits Brazil