Tag Archives: Epidemics

Can These Worms Save the Human Race from Extinction?

We Have Not Confronted a Virus that Constitutes an Existential Threat to the Species — Yet But eventually, we are likely to meet an emerging virus that comes close. The Zika virus, for example, is certainly not an existential threat … Continue reading

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Ebola at a Glance

The first victim of the 2014 Ebola outbreak is thought to have died in December of 2013. (Source) The current outbreak is almost a year old. Why does the 2014 epidemic continue to drag on? Infections can be easily spread … Continue reading

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Putting Ebola in Context

As of 8 October 2014, approximately 4,000 people have died of the 2014 West African Ebola outbreak. From the CDC website: As of October 8, 2014 (Updated October 10, 2014) Total Cases: 8400 Laboratory-Confirmed Cases: 4656 Total Deaths: 4033 ___ … Continue reading

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