Health & Fitness

The Plague Hits Madagascar

November 15, 2017

The plague happened hundreds of years ago, right? Professor Barry Fox comments on the recent outbreak of the pneumonic plague in Madagascar. […]

Health & Fitness

Bird Flu Update

May 17, 2017

The Bird Flu. It’s been out of the news for a while but is making a resurgence. Dr. Barry Fox discusses the risks and potential pandemic. […]

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Health & Fitness

The Zika Virus: What Have We Learned So Far?

March 15, 2017

Although the Zika virus existed in central Africa decades ago, the rapid spread of the virus around the world in only a couple of years is a significant event. What do we already know, and what do we still have to learn about this prolific virus? […]

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Featured

Are We Headed Back to the Pre-Antibiotic Era?

February 7, 2017

We now have a moral obligation to use antibiotics more wisely than ever before. They are only beneficial under some circumstances, and have real risks of side effects. inappropriate use is leading to “superbugs” and a possible return to the pre-antibiotic era, where we will have no drugs to treat the pathogens. […]

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Featured

Influenza: The Past and Future Threat

January 25, 2017

The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 was one of the deadliest flu episodes ever. How can we learn from this outbreak and make sure we are prepared for the next pandemic event? […]

Biology

The Secret Life of a Virus

December 19, 2016

Viruses are tiny, tiny particles that are not visible by anything but the electron microscope. They are referred to as obligatory intracellular parasites because they […]

Biology

Malaria: The King of Tropical Diseases

December 15, 2016

Malaria—a mosquito-borne infectious disease—is widespread in tropical and subtropical regions of Earth. One of a variety of tropical diseases, Malaria has had a long and insidious […]