A $1 Pill That Could Save Thousands Of Lives: Research Suggests Cheap Way To Avoid U.N.-Caused Cholera
Researchers say a single U.N. peacekeeper may have introduced cholera to Haiti in 2010, touching off the most explosive cholera epidemic of modern times. New research says future tragedies could be largely avoided if peacekeepers took a $1 antibiotic pill before deployment. The U.N. has so far rejected that idea.
Rare Good News On Antibiotic Resistance: Promise Of Tougher New Drug
Rare good news on antibiotic resistance: Northeastern University researchers report the discovery of a promising new antibiotic that -- so far, at least -- bacteria do not seem able to evolve resistance to, raising the prospect of a new drug that could kill even superbugs for a long time.
Ebola Tipping Point? Dispelling Myths And, Possibly, Less Hysteria Over Virus
Paul Farmer writes: An Ebola diagnosis need not be a death sentence...if patients are promptly diagnosed and receive aggressive supportive care – including fluid resuscitation, electrolyte replacement and blood products – the great majority, as many as 90 per cent, should survive.
CDC: Record-Breaking Year For Measles Due To Travel, Non-Vaccinated Residents
The CDC reports: "Among the 195 U.S. residents who had measles and were unvaccinated, 165 declined vaccination because of religious, philosophical, or personal objections, 11 were missed opportunities for vaccination, and 10 were too young to receive vaccination."