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Just the Vax, Please: HPV Vaccination - Do the benefits outweigh the risks?
Jan 6, 2014 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

It happens often. I’m at a dinner party or book club meeting, and a new acquaintance asks me what I do. “I work in vaccine education,” I say. And...

Spotlight: Meningitis
Dec 3, 2013 | Lindsay Denny

With two concurrent university-based outbreaks, meningitis is all over the health news. But what exactly is meningitis and why are we so worried...

Just the Vax, Please: Flu shots are for everyone - not just you.
Dec 2, 2013 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

Two out of five. When public health officials make their rounds to encourage everyone six months of age and older to get the flu vaccine this year,...

Introducing: "Just the Vax, Please."
Nov 4, 2013 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

Hi, I’m Jane. And I’m Robyn. We’re public health nerds with one very important thing in common: we’re passionate about vaccines. In the public health...

Spotlight on Bats: Nature's Spooky Disease Reservoirs
Oct 31, 2013 | Katharine York

Picture a dark and foggy night. Tall, nearly leafless trees loom around you, and newly fallen leaves whirl around your feet. The silhouette of a...

Spotlight on Powassan Encephalitis: Another Tick Illness to Make Your Skin Crawl
Oct 16, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

This past summer, The Disease Daily reported on emerging and re-emerging tick-borne illnesses in the United States. Cases of Lyme disease have more...

Spotlight on Japanese Encephalitis: A Neglected Public Health Problem
Oct 11, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

Between June and September, monsoon rains sweep across India, washing away the arid soil of the summer and irrigating the enormous rice fields that...

Spotlight: SARS
Oct 2, 2012 | Jason Hayes

Few media-hyped events pose such a lurking, pit-of-your-stomach discomfort as the rapid, global emergence of a new disease. The sound of ambulance...

Spotlight on Leprosy: Two Thousand Years of Solitude
Aug 8, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

Leper (noun): a person who is ignored or despised. The leper is historically depicted as an outcast, a criminal, and most certainly someone to be...

Spotlight: Why Cannibalism is Bad for You
Jul 26, 2012 | Jason Hayes

Spotlight Series: Kuru Although it is not expressly stated in the umbrella values of most dogmas or individual moral compasses, eating people is...

Mass Gatherings Series: Health and Infectious Disease at Occupy Camps
Nov 18, 2011 | Anna Tomasulo

Last Friday, Nov. 11 2011, the Fulton County Health department in Atlanta, Ga. confirmed cases of single-drug resistant tuberculosis at the Occupy...

Series: Mass Gatherings and Infectious Disease
Nov 11, 2011 | Anna Tomasulo

As mentioned last week on The Disease Daily, HealthMap has created a special map to track any infectious disease outbreaks that occur during Hajj....