Monthly Archives: January 2016

Zika virus infection – Dominican Republic

On 23 January 2016, the National IHR Focal Point for the Dominican Republic notified PAHO/WHO of 10 laboratory-confirmed cases of Zika virus infection. Of the 10 cases, 8 are locally-acquired and 2 imported from El Salvador. The cases are from Distrito Nacional, and the municipalities of Santo Domingo Norte, Jimani-Independencia and Santa Cruz-Barahona. […]

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Charlie Sheen, TV Quacks and Armchair Psychology

I’m concerned about Charlie Sheen. Like, genuinely concerned. It’s not because he disclosed he is HIV positive. It’s not because as of late he looks like a character on The Walking Dead. It’s not because he went off his antiretrovirals to take an alternative treatment method (well, I am concerned about that, but not […]

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Ancient medicinal clay shows promise against today’s worst bacterial infections

Naturally occurring clay from British Columbia, Canada – long used by the region’s Heiltsuk First Nation for its healing potential – exhibits potent antibacterial activity against multidrug-resistant… …read more

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Tuberculosis: discovery of a critical stage in the evolution of the bacillus towards pathogenicity

It is the disappearance of a glycolipid from the bacterial cell envelope during evolution that may have considerably increased the virulence of tuberculosis bacilli in humans. …read more

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CDC adds 2 destinations to interim travel guidance related to Zika virus

CDC is working with other public health officials to monitor for ongoing Zika virus‎ transmission. …read more

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