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Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update

As of 18:00 on 17 April, the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Guinea has reported a cumulative total of 203 clinical cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), including 129 deaths. 187 more words


History of Polio and the Two Polio Vaccines

This is the first in a 3 part series on polio. In this post I will cover basic information and history of the disease, as well as the early history of the polio vaccine.  2,599 more words


The Privilege of Modernity

The Flood Twins’ Story

We often forget that the US had many diseases at one point in time.  From smallpox to measles, from cholera to polio, from yellow fever to influenza, from tetanus to rubella.   350 more words


My Recent Ad Film for National Cause - Voting Awareness

A Vishal Bhatt Initiative

Concept & Produced by Vishal Bhatt
Actor Vrattini Ghadge
Screenplay & Direction by Rihaan Patel
Cinematography by Priyal Patel
Assistant Director Brijesh Kareliya… 50 more words

Eulogy for Sister #3

Houston, Texas – 17 February  2006

Diane directed that my remarks today be “personal, with no preachy tones.”  As I thought about what to say, I came up with only one topic that guarantees I’m being personal—that I’m not avoiding the subject Diane knows none of us can avoid when we talk about her. 1,265 more words

Spiritual Formation


“This is legendary”, I tell myself as I walk to the next motor park, from where I intend to board a “Luxurious” commercial Tricycle – popularly referred to as “Keke Napep” or “Keke Marwa”- heading in the direction of my office. 877 more words

A Polio Reminder

When I was growing up in Clinton, South Carolina, the start of school was frequently delayed because of the threat of polio. Polio was a horrible disease that struck randomly. 180 more words