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Theresa Majeski
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MPH graduate looking to get into the global infectious disease field
MPH graduate looking to get into the global infectious disease field

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Humans, animals, environment, disease: Can One Health save us?

Humans, animals, the environment and disease are linked. As humans expand to previously uninhabited areas, we are coming into contact with previously unknown pathogens – from contact with animals and the environment. This means we will probably see an…
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Well that short break I decided to take became a much longer break than I had anticipated. But I’m back. So let’s jump right into the interwoven story of cassava, konzo and poverty facing folks in some African countries. Most people in the West have…
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Accelerating the global MERS response

While you may not have been hearing much in the news about MERS lately, don’t let that lack of news coverage lull you into a false sense of security. But also don’t let it scare you into an unnecessary panic about MERS either. That’s sort of the issue…
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Is the GHSA going to prevent the next pandemic?

Let’s talk about the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) and how it may be the solution for preventing the next pandemic. The Global health security what Now don’t worry if you haven’t even heard of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA). It’s a…
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The fungus among us - it's not looking so good.

The world continues to discuss the challenges to addressing antimicrobial resistance. You have probably heard of MERS (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), VRE (vancomycin-resistant enterococci), and MDR-TB (multi-drug resistant tuberculosis).…
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MERS is still lurking in the shadows

You may vaguely remember hearing of something called Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) a few years ago. You may even remember hearing that it’s transmitted to people by camels. Because that’s certainly a memorable reservoir for those of us living in…
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Cholera ravages war-torn areas, but why?

Most people have probably heard by now that Yemen is in the midst of a massive cholera outbreak. And has been for the past three months. Current estimates put the number of cases in the 300,000 range, with over 1800 deaths. The International Committee of…
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Researchers predicted where new zoonotic viruses might pop up - and it doesn't look good

With the recent global outbreaks of Zika and Ebola, have you ever wondered if we can predict the next one? And where in the world it will come from? Me too. Predicting the next zoonotic outbreak is not easy, however a study recently published in Nature…
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New NTD: WHO adds snakebites to the list

The folks at the WHO have been busy lately, specifically the folks making up the Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for Neglected Tropical Diseases. At their 10th meeting, held 29-30 March 2017, the group increased the number of official Neglected…
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Tragedy strikes South Sudan as mishandled measles vaccine kills 15 kids

Tragedy struck South Sudan earlier this month when a measles vaccination campaign went wrong, and 15 children died. The 15 children, all under the age of 5, died of severe sepsis and toxicity due to contaminated measles vaccine, according to a statement…
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