New at Mental Floss, Scientists Get Closer to a Zika Vaccine.
Second-year MPH student Jhalka Kadariya presents her research on S. aureus in Bhutanese refugee camps in Nepal and in Bhutanese refugees re-settled in the Akron area.
Have a number of articles and interviews about Zika virus, which has exploded in news coverage over the last few weeks.
At Aetiology: The Zika conspiracies have begun and Zika (an overview of what we don't know about the virus).
At Mental Floss, 7 Questions About the Zika Virus, Answered.
At Quartz, An infectious disease expert breaks down Zika’s threat to pregnant women in the US.
And interviews at AM560 Chicago, Al Jazeera's The Stream, and Voice of America's Health Chat.
New at MentalFloss, The 1899 Kissing Bug Epidemic That (Probably) Wasn't.
Part of Dwight Ferguson's dissertation work, Detection of Airborne Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Inside and Downwind of a swine Building, and in Animal Feed: Potential Occupational, Animal Health, and Environmental Implications.
New at Quartz, Thanks Columbus! The true story of how syphilis spread to Europe.
In the BMJ Christmas edition, I write about zombies and infectious diseases: Zombie infections: epidemiology, treatment, and prevention.
New article at Quartz: How realistic is “The Walking Dead”? Ranking pop culture’s worst zombie outbreaks.
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