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Tara C. Smith
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New post! The epidemiology of Greyscale from #gameofthrones , part of a science blog carnival covering all aspects of GoT science (links to other posts at the bottom).

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And finally, an overview of the conspiracy theories that have already popped up around the Zika outbreak http://scienceblogs.com/aetiology/2016/02/03/the-zika-conspiracies-have-begun/

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Second, at Mental Floss, an overview of Zika: http://mentalfloss.com/article/74622/7-questions-about-zika-virus-answered

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Have several new posts to send out! First, at Quartz, an overview of Zika and the (possible?) threat to pregnant women http://qz.com/605007/an-infectious-disease-expert-breaks-down-zikas-threat-to-pregnant-women-in-the-us/

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I read a lot of misinformation on antibiotic resistance online, so I wrote an explainer to discuss some of it: http://scienceblogs.com/aetiology/2015/09/10/antibiotic-resistance-myths-and-misunderstandings/

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New post! Interview with HIV denier turned science advocate John Strangis http://bit.ly/1gYtB9t

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My first piece at Mental Floss: how some monster legends could be rooted in infections and other diseases. http://mentalfloss.com/article/64376/call-doctor-not-exorcist-monsters-were-actually-sick

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My research assistant, Dipendra, is from Nepal. His family back home, including his older parents with chronic health conditions, and young nieces and nephews, has been devastated by the recent earthquake. His wife's family has fared a bit better, but her sister was seriously injured (her parent's house, however, is still standing). If you have a few bucks to spare, I've set up a youcaring site for donations here: http://bit.ly/1DQ9b6B It would be greatly appreciated.
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