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New HIV discovery could keep virus sleeping

Researchers from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies (SIBS) may have found the key to stopping the HIV-1 engine from starting.
HIV is a deadly virus that remains dormant until conditions are favorable for it to begin replication and eventually knocking out the immune system. 12 more words

Ebola, Epidemiology

So far this semester of nursing school we’ve spent less than an hour talking about Ebola in America. There is legitimate concern for good guidance on PPE. 113 more words


The Ebola Epidemic

We hear the word daily on the news and on everyone’s mouth. It causes panic and mayhem where ever it’s heard. People die from it, but do we really know what it is? 376 more words

Health & Wellness

4 Germs You're More Likely to Catch on Public Transit Than Ebola

Yesterday, the New York Times reported the first confirmed Ebola case in New York City, a metropolis of 8 million people. The patient, Craig Spencer, MD, contracted the virus while treating patients in Guinea with  878 more words

News & Views

Can You Avoid Colds and Flus?

Colds and flus throw your whole game off, don’t they? You set aside a week to clean your house after work, get all the big chores done that pile up and then, the day before you were going to get started, you feel that tickle in the throat and instead of getting better it gets worse. 376 more words


Dallas Nurse Nina Pham Headed Home After Testing Ebola-Free

Nina Pham, the Dallas nurse infected with Ebola as she treated dying patient Thomas Eric Duncan, is free of the virus, National Institutes of Health… 166 more words


Ebola: All Hype, No Action – Why No Travel Ban?

from Sheilaaliens:

Visas of non-US citizens coming from Ebola-stricken countries should be suspended until further notice. If indeed Ebola is such a huge problem, this, at the very minimum, should be done. 107 more words