02/04/2012 Researcher: N.J. is 'loaded' with ticks carrying Lyme disease

A researcher who aided in mapping the risk of Lyme disease in a national study released this week, said New Jersey was "loaded."

NPR's Shots

02/02/2012 Tick Tally Reveals Lyme Disease Risk

Previous maps have shown where people reported cases of [Lyme] disease, but not where they contracted it. The new study includes a map of infected tick infestations. The findings appear in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Al Jazeera

01/13/2012 Cholera in Haiti: From control to elimination

Two years after a massive earthquake and subsequent cholera outbreak, Haitians are trying to improve public health.

British Medical Journal

01/10/2012 Haiti’s cholera outbreak provides important lessons for global health

A study into how a disease previously unknown in Haiti eventually led to the world’s worst cholera epidemic offers valuable lessons for global health, say researchers from the US charity Partners in Health.

PRI's The World

01/10/2012 Tracking Down Haiti's First Cholera Case

Two Boston-based doctors think they've identified the first Haitian who caught cholera and then spread the disease to others after an earthquake hit the island two years ago this week.

CNN's The Chart

01/09/2012 How cholera in Haiti began

Two years after an earthquake shook Haiti, the small country grappled with the death, the destruction and the debris. After the earthquake on January 12, another health crisis struck about 10 months later: cholera.

Scientific American

01/09/2012 Social Media Tracks Disease Spread

Analysis of social media and Internet news reports can enable researchers to track a disease outbreak faster than conventional medical notifications.

It i vården (Sweden)

01/02/2012 Twitter snabbast med koleravarning

Social media was the fastest at disseminating information on the cholera epidemic in Haiti, according to researchers. (Translated with Google Translate)


11/07/2011 Surveillance in Influenza “Hot Spot” in Asia Yields Worrisome Finding

As scientists around the globe carefully monitor for the emergence of new and potentially more deadly strains of influenza, one such team is reporting findings from Cambodia that raise concerns about the 2009 influenza A(H1N1) pandemic strain recombining with other strains of influenza to become more potent. The findings were published in the November issue of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

The Scientist

11/04/2011 Double Flu Infections Pose Risk

The bird flu virus infected several people who were also sick with seasonal flu, risking a genetic mixing of the two that could result in a greater threat.

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