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Wael Al-Delaimy: An American Scientist Born in Iraq

By | February 16, 2017

The 49-year-old epidemiologist immigrated to the U.S. in 2000 for a postdoc position. He’s now a professor of family medicine and public health.

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Famed Statistician and Data Visualizer Dies

By | February 8, 2017

Hans Rosling of the Karolinska Institute has passed away at age 68.

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Suspected Yellow Fever Outbreak in Brazil

By | January 19, 2017

According to the World Health Organization, relatively low vaccination coverage in the state of Minas Gerais “could favor the rapid spread of the disease.”

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Bacteria-Treated Mosquitoes Released in More Locations

By | January 17, 2017

Infected with Wolbachia, the insects are expected to reduce the spread of dengue and Zika. But scientists say the approach may have limitations.

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Autism Not Linked to Flu or Flu Shot During Pregnancy

By | November 29, 2016

A study of nearly 200,000 children finds no increased risk for autism among kids whose moms caught the flu or received a flu vaccine while pregnant.

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State health officials say a woman has been infected with the virus, possibly as a result of a locally acquired mosquito bite.

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Zika-Associated Microcephaly Can Present After Birth

By | November 23, 2016

Researchers report on more than a dozen cases in which babies who showed signs of in-utero infection but were born without symptoms of congenital Zika syndrome went on to develop brain abnormalities. 

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Based on epidemiological data, researchers estimate that reducing exposures to certain environmental chemicals could drop people’s chances of developing the disease.

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Public Health Leader Dies

By | October 26, 2016

Jack Woodall, an epidemiologist and former columnist at The Scientist, cofounded the infectious disease outbreak reporting system ProMED. 

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image: Opinion: How Congress Is Failing on Zika

Opinion: How Congress Is Failing on Zika

By | September 19, 2016

Congressional inaction when it comes to extending funding for a major outbreak may endanger the health of thousands of Americans.

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