Contagious Diseases

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  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), photo by NIAID / CC BY 2.0

    Essay

    The New Drug Wars

    Mar 3, 2015

    Modern medicine is built on the promise that antibiotics will clear away the bacteria that made everything from skin infections to surgery potentially lethal just a few generations ago. But drug-resistant strains of disease have spread in recent years.

  • Specimens of Aedes aegypti mosquito are displayed during a campaign to raise awareness of Zika virus at the Health Ministry in Lima, Peru, January 27, 2016, photo by Mariana Bazo/Reuters

    Commentary

    Fighting the Zika Virus: What Public Health Officials Need to Do

    Jan 28, 2016

    For now, public health officials and their partners must do all they can to control Zika virus, using the tools at hand. That may include instituting a public health campaign to reduce mosquito-breeding sites and promoting prudent protection against mosquito bites.

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