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Exotic Diseases: From Animals to Humans

June 15, 2021

Tularemia, chronic wasting disease, brucellosis, and query fever are some of the diseases that get transferred from animals to humans. One Health Initiative is trying to improve the health of all species on this planet. […]

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Zoonosis: The Spread of Infections

June 13, 2021

Zoonosis is a type of viral disease that animals with a backbone pass on to humans. Diseases are jumping from animals to humans at a faster pace than before, and over 200 diseases have been identified as zoonotic. […]

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Vaccination and Immunization: Concerns and Misconceptions

May 6, 2021

Some people are concerned about vaccination. This may be a concern about the production of the vaccine, for example, using live viruses or chemicals such as mercury, or about whether there is a link between vaccination and autism in children. But vaccination requirements are likely to get tougher in the future. […]

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The Changing Outlook Toward Infectious Diseases

April 13, 2021

The late 1900s saw the rise of new infectious diseases such as the Legionnaires’ disease, genital herpes, HIV, EBV, RSV, and the norovirus. Millions of people around the world were infected and it was a serious challenge for healthcare personnel to find the cause of these diseases and develop a cure. […]

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Viral Diseases of the 1950s and 1960s

April 12, 2021

The mid-1900s, especially the ’50s and ’60s was an era of change. A drastic change in lifestyle brought with it several viral diseases that were highly infectious and gave rise to a medical crisis. […]

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