By: Terry Graedon March 1, 2017 7 Comments
    Picking the Best Bug Repellent for Disease Preve…

    As the weather warms up and mosquitoes become active, people need to pay close attention to the type of mosquito repellent they choose. Which Repellent Is Best? A team of researchers at New Mexico St…

    By: Terry Graedon November 3, 2016 5 Comments
    What Is Causing Polio-Like Illness in Children?

    Over the last few years a mysterious polio-like illness has been striking children across the United States. California and Colorado have been especially hard hit. Reports of the Polio-Like Illness Ar…

    By: Terry Graedon March 17, 2016 5 Comments
    Will Inexpensive Heart Drug Overcome Herpes Viru…

    Fighting Epstein Barr Virus: An inexpensive generic diuretic that is often prescribed for patients with heart failure shows antiviral activity against herpes viruses called Epstein Barr virus. This vi…

    By: Terry Graedon February 11, 2016 1 Comments
    Dengue Fever Hits the Big Island of Hawaii Hard

    The Zika virus has captured headlines for weeks as public health officials try to play catch up on this global health epidemic. But Zika is not the only virus causing trouble. Dengue Fever in Hawaii: …

    By: Terry Graedon February 3, 2016 8 Comments
    WHO Officials Are Frightened of Zika Virus; Are …

    This week the World Health Organization declared Zika virus to be a global health emergency. Zika Virus Has Spread Far and Wide: The virus is turning out to be much more widespread than most people re…

    By: Terry Graedon January 28, 2016 0 Comments
    More Countries Pose a Risk of Zika Virus Exposur…

    The Zika virus, which has only recently started making headlines, poses a hazard in more countries than the CDC originally suspected. Travel warnings have been extended to several more countries inclu…

    By: Joe Graedon April 2, 2015 1 Comments
    Enterovirus D68 Is Linked to Mysterious Childhoo…

    A few years ago children began developing mysterious symptoms after severe upper respiratory infections. Some of these kids went on to experience sudden paralysis. The overall picture looked like poli…

    By: Joe Graedon January 1, 2015 1 Comments
    Bourbon Virus Is Transmitted by Tick Bites

    Add the Bourbon virus to the growing list of tick-borne infections. After the death of a man in Bourbon County, Kansas, last summer, doctors scrambled to identify the virus that killed him. It has nev…

    By: Joe Graedon October 8, 2014 1 Comments
    Will Experimental Drug Help Fight Ebola?

    An experimental antiviral drug may hold promise against Ebola. Brincidofovir has been under development for several years against other potentially life threatening viral disease including adenovirus…

    By: Terry Graedon October 8, 2014 1 Comments
    Enterovirus D68 Is Life Threatening

    Public health officials across the U.S. and Canada are becoming alarmed about enterovirus D68. This infection has spread across the country over the last few weeks. Now it has claimed lives. Alth…

    By: Joe Graedon October 6, 2014 4 Comments
    Is There a Potential Cure for Ebola on the Horiz…

    Until today, hopes for treating the Ebola virus were slim to none. That’s because there were no obvious drugs or vaccines available. ZMapp, the only experimental drug used to date, is no longer acce…

    By: Joe Graedon October 4, 2014 25 Comments
    Missed Diagnosis of Ebola in Dallas Reveals ER F…

    A huge mistake by doctors at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas has created a firestorm of controversy about electronic medical records. When Thomas Eric Duncan arrived at the emergency room…

    By: Terry Graedon October 1, 2014 2 Comments
    Kids Paralyzed by Enterovirus-D68

    There is a disturbing new development in the epidemic of enterovirus D-68 sweeping the nation. Children are the primary victims and until recently, breathing problems were the only apparent serious co…

    By: Terry Graedon September 25, 2014 2 Comments
    Ebola Epidemic Strains Public Health Resources

    The World Health Organization reports that Senegal and Nigeria are containing the spread of the Ebola virus. That can’t be said for Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. According to researchers for the…

    By: Terry Graedon September 25, 2014 0 Comments
    Children Sickened by Virus from Coast to Coast

    Enterovirus D68 is spreading across the United States. At last count more than half the states have reported cases of this severe respiratory infection. The trail of sickened children stretches from C…

    By: Terry Graedon September 11, 2014 2 Comments
    Respiratory Infection Hits Kids Hard

    An outbreak of respiratory infections in children has public health officials worried. Enterovirus D68 was discovered in the 1960s and did not appear to pose a particular threat. It resembled the fami…

    By: Terry Graedon September 11, 2014 4 Comments
    Lightning-Quick Spread of Virus

    Some viruses spread quickly through homes and offices. Norovirus is particularly notorious for moving throughout a cruise ship but it also causes millions of cases of diarrhea on land each year. Resea…

    By: Joe Graedon September 9, 2014 7 Comments
    Scary Respiratory Virus Has Parents Freaking Out

    School has barely started, but startling numbers of children in at least 10 states are coming down with a mysterious cold-like infection that has left many gasping for breath and hospitalized in inten…