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  • Epidemics and the global village

    The agitating Ebola emergency has captured headlines. There are some who undoubtedly assume that this kind of epidemic is unusual. However, localized epidemic disease has been a part of the biological system of the planet since the origin of life. Pandemics in which the spread of disease can encompass a continent or the world are just as ancient a process.
  • CDC outlines 5 incidents in which deadly pathogens were mishandled

    CDC outlines 5 incidents in which deadly pathogens were mishandled
    Federal health officials on Friday disclosed a new safety breach at a high-security U.S. laboratory involving dangerous avian flu, a lapse that came to light as they investigated the potential exposure of government researchers to live anthrax bacteria. ...

    Last year's flu season wound up on the mild side, CDC says

    Last year's flu season wound up on the mild side, CDC says
    Another influenza season is in the books, and overall it caused less sickness and death than flu seasons in the recent past, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between Sept. 29, 2013, and May 17, 2014, a total...

    UCF without coach Donnie Jones, star Isaiah Sykes at Temple

    UCF without coach Donnie Jones, star Isaiah Sykes at Temple
    UCF basketball was without two key pieces on Tuesday night at Temple. Knights coach Donnie Jones remained home in Orlando with the flu and senior guard Isaiah Sykes did not play due to a foot injury, the school announced less than an hour before tip-...

    Prices of new hepatitis C drugs are tough to swallow for insurers

    A pair of new drugs to treat hepatitis C offer a cure for millions of Americans afflicted with the disease — but at a potentially staggering cost to taxpayers and health plans. Until now, therapies for hepatitis C helped only about half of...