Tag Archives: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ebola – The New Black Death?

Ebola. For those who are familiar with it, that word strikes fear into the heart. It is the name of a tropical disease, which has been back in the news recently due to an outbreak in several West African Countries. … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Superbugs

Until the discovery of the sulfa drugs and the antibiotic penicillin in the 1930s, a simple bacterial infection could easily be a life-threatening illness. Even the most trivial cut or scape could be cause for alarm, should an infection occur. … Continue reading

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Scientific Ethics and the Flu

Since flu season is upon us, I thought it was timely to discuss a controversy that has recently arisen about proposed experiments on a particularly nasty strain of the flu virus. A group of distinguished virologists published a letter in … Continue reading

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