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#Zika:Is microcephaly in North-East Brazil due to virus or multi-causal?

If WHO has launched a PHEIC with regards Zika virus and possible side effects/defects like Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) or microcephaly, several scientists are now pointing out other root causes for explaining both the nature of the disability and the… 361 more words

The Health Spread

Deconstructing the "Tropical" in Neglected Diseases


The WHO-approved term “Neglected Tropical Diseases,” is ubiquitous in the global health world, often shortened to its requisite public health abbreviation “NTDs”. 831 more words


River in the Jungle

Unable to sleep on our bouncy flight I cracked open Palahniuk’s new book Beautiful You and made a sizable dent in the narrative. Good book so far, I’ve gotten to the 136 day turning point of the story where the real twist and plot of the book starts to rear darkly into the forefront. 1,082 more words

General Travel

Systems thinking for rabies control: What does it mean for rabies research

An atypical zoonosis

Rabies, in many ways, is an atypical zoonosis. It continues to feature as a priority disease by multiple national as well as… 1,189 more words


La Douleur Exquise

I wish I had something good news to share. I want to be that person who suffers terrible losses but eventually has a rainbow story. Who can provide hope to others out there who are suffering their own losses. 610 more words

Global Poverty and Drug Resistance

I spent some time in rural China of the Sichuan province in 2009 to learn why schistosomiasis, a waterborne parasitic disease, was endemic to certain parts of China, especially when drugs for treatment had been available for some time already. 151 more words