Addressing Cholera Under-Reporting Key to Mounting Proportionate Public Health Response

A short argument for developing appropriate, sensitive, nation-wide surveillance networks to address the problem of under-reporting of cholera.

Ronald Fisher and Some Thoughts on the p-Value

One of the most discussed, debated and controversial issues in medical research is the p-value. I came across Ronald Fisher's take on this matter in his work, Statistical Methods for the Research Worker, 1925 (the text of this work has been made available online by Christopher D. Green of the York University): “The value for … Continue reading Ronald Fisher and Some Thoughts on the p-Value

Exotic Pets: Emerging Risk Factor for Salmonellosis in Children

The increasing trend of having exotic reptiles as pets may lead to an increase in reptile associated infections such as Salmonellosis, especially in the children in the household.

Unlicensed Medic Causes HIV Outbreak in Cambodian Village: Lesson for India

Roka, a remote village in Cambodia, has recently suffered a massive outbreak of HIV infection, where as many as 14% of the villagers were believed to be infected. Unsafe injection practices of an unlicensed medic was believed to be the cause of this massive outbreak. What can India learn from this tragic event?

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?