My latest at Mental Floss--can a malaria co-infection help Ebola patients survive?
I've been a bit remiss at posting things here, but three recent articles to note:
Mental Floss.com, article. A Potential New Treatment for Bats with Deadly White-Nose Syndrome. August 2015.
Slate.com, article. Why the United States Is Plagued With Plague. October 2015.
Slate.com, article. America's Ebola panic. October 2015.
I'm also quoted in a Gizmodo piece about HIV denial, "The Deadly Legacy of HIV Truthers."
I'm quoted in the Huffington Post: Ebola's True Toll Is Still Untallied As Another Deadly Fever Looms.
...and myself and Vince Racaniello are guests on this week's show.
Ebola will not be the last. No matter what we do, we'll always have new epidemics pop up. The key is to contain them quick and early, and to work with human behavior.
Both Mike Adams, "The Health Ranger," and the NY Post suggest the CDC has done something nefarious by "removing" informational posters describing droplet-borne transmission of Ebola. Only, no such thing happened. The whole story here.
So much of the conversation about "bushmeat" ends up in judgement of African practices of eating and hunting--but we do much the same things here in the U.S. as well. I discuss my own great-grandmother's recipes in this new post.
Have a new post up at io9 on myths from The Hot Zone.
Tara and company