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Measles – More Deadly Than Ebola According to Patrick Guilfoile

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which started in 2014, has claimed more than 10,000 lives so far. The Ebola virus causes a frightening illness with symptoms including fever, vomiting, and bleeding. In this most recent epidemic, nearly half the people known to be infected with the virus have died. Although the epidemic shows signs of waning, there is great concern about additional health problems in West Africa. Once Ebola hit, many health care...

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Contagion: How One Person Can Set Off a Measles Outbreak

Americans may be victims of their own success when it comes to the eradication of infectious diseases and take their disease-free lives for granted, says Jorge Parada, MD, hospital epidemiologist and medical director of the Infection Prevention and Control program at Loyola University Health System. “There are plenty of countries in the world where measles and chicken pox are very commonplace; I have served in Angola where mothers begged...

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