Tag: #contagion

Ebola continues to spread just slightly slower than fear

The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa continues to spread. With over 3,000 cases and 1,552 reported deaths (as of August 31, 2014), the seriousness of the outbreak cannot be ignored. While Ebola Zaire is the one causing this outbreak, additional cases of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo are raising fears that the contagion is spreading, even as scientists have…

Sick of sick people (Slightly NSFW)

There is a public health message in here somewhere…


It’s true. One of the big ways in which you can contribute to public health is by staying home when you’re sick and keeping the illness there. You don’t want to give something very serious to someone who is already sick from cancer or advanced HIV/AIDS.

Then again, why get sick to begin with? Get all your vaccines, wash your hands, and stay away from sick people.