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Meningitis Questions

Need a cheat sheet to help keep it all straight? The CDC thinks you should remember 10 easy bullet points about this surprisingly complex disease. Here they are: 1. There are five “types” of meningitis. Meningitis may develop in response to a number of causes, usually bacteria or viruses, but meningitis can also be caused […]

Beware in Denver Salads sold at Safeway recalled due to Salmonella risk

DENVER – The department of Public Health and Environment is recalling grape tomatoes sold in Colorado due to Salmonella risk. The recalled tomatoes were used in pre-packaged salads made by Taylor Farms Pacific for several stores. However, in Colorado, only products sold at Safeway stores are included in the recall. According to a Safeway representative, […]

Ebola Virus Outbreaks Table

   Known Cases and Outbreaks of Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever, in Chronological Order Source: Year(s) Country Ebola subtype Reported no. of human cases Reported no. (%) of deaths among cases Situation     Download PDF version formatted for print (81 KB/7 pages)

Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever

Table of Ebola Outbreaks What is Ebola Virus?

Jonas Salk Developer of Polio Vaccine

Biography: Jonas Salk Developer of Polio Vaccine Jonas Salk Date of birth: October 28, 1914 Jonas Salk Date of death: June 23, 1995 Back to Jonas Salk Biography In America in the 1950s, summertime was a time of fear and anxiety for many parents; this …

The Polio Crusade

In the summer of 1950 fear gripped the residents of Wytheville, Virginia. Movie theaters shut down, baseball games were cancelled and panicky parents kept their children indoors — anything to keep them safe from an invisible invader. Outsiders sped t…