From the CDC Webpage on the twelve Manhattan Principles: These “Manhattan Principles” urge world leaders, civil society, the global health community, and institutions of science to holistically approach the prevention of epidemic/epizootic disease and the maintenance of ecosystem integrity by: Recognizing the link between human, domestic animal, and wildlife health, and the threat disease poses … Continue reading The Manhattan Principles
Salmonella enteritidis Outbreak in US
A few thoughts on the outbreak of (possibly) bean sprout-associated Salmonella enteritidis infections in multiple states of USA.
Severe Flu Season in the US: Too early to call for antivirals?
The CDC came out with a press release last week which expressed the fear that the US was destined to face a severe season of influenza in the upcoming few months. It is still early on in the influenza season and the disease activity is low in the US at this point of time, but … Continue reading Severe Flu Season in the US: Too early to call for antivirals?
Box of Pox: The Return of the Smallpox
According to a CDC media release, vials labeled "Variola", more commonly known as Smallpox, were found in an unused storage room in a laboratory at the NIH, Bethesda, which was used by the Food and Drug Administration. The laboratory had been shifted and these final materials were being transferred to the new facilities when these … Continue reading Box of Pox: The Return of the Smallpox
Diseases of Displaced People: Cutaneous Leishmaniasis
Scabies, polio, tuberculosis, malaria, and a host of other diseases have been blamed on the penurious conditions that refugees are often forced to live in when in transitional shelters or refugee camps. In an "online ahead of print" report published in the Emerging Infectious Diseases journal, which is run by the CDC, another disease has … Continue reading Diseases of Displaced People: Cutaneous Leishmaniasis