Ebola Virus Outbreak Fear in Sierra Leone, West Africa spreads to Nigeria

Ebola outbreak map

The Ebola outbreak is severe; now concentrated in major African cities which have direct links to the United States through international air routes.

Listeria Hits the Markets. Food Recall for Food Borne Illness


Listeria contamination in peaches, plums, and other foods has prompted a fruit recall affecting Wal Mart, Trader Joe’s and Costco among others.

Scabies Outbreak in Immigrant Camps: Medical Screenings by Non-Medical Personnel

scabies outbreak

The microscopic scabies mite has been spotted in camps for immigrant children crossing into the U.S. – even a Border Patrol agent has caught the disease.

Viagra and Melanoma: Should We Pay Attention?


A recent study has shown a connection between the popular erectile dysfunction drug, Viagra, and melanoma – a deadly form of skin cancer.

Terrible Stomach Flu Still Going Around: GII.4 Norovirus Update

It only takes 18 particles to make someone sick. Image by the CDC.

We call it the cruiseship virus, but research shows you’re more likely to get the stomach flu from restaurant food. Is the GII.4 norovirus really worse than earlier versions?