CDC Report: Chikungunya Fever Outbreak in Southern U.S. Probable

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta (CDC) is reporting that the mosquito borne illness, Chikungunya Fever, has the potential to be imported to the southern United States, areas with temperate climates and large mosquito vectors. Chikungunya Fever is a viral disease, a mosquito-borne pathogen, similar to Dengue Fever. The disease is […]

Coronavirus; 9 Cases, 5 Deaths: Is this the Beginning of a Pandemic?

Novel coronavirus is a new strain of coronavirus not previously recognized in human beings. This type of virus is part of a larger family of viruses known to cause a wide range of illnesses from colds and flu to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. (SARS) There have been no reported cases of the SARS virus (Severe […]