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Anyone familiar with rap superstar Cardi B is well aware of her propensity for going off on tirades on Twitter and Instagram at a moment’s notice. Therefore, it will come as no surprise to pop culture fans that the “Bodak Yellow” hitmaker ranted in her bathrobe about the coronavirus, also called COVID-19, that has now been…

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Zika virus, which hit the U.S. for the first time in January when the first case was reported in Texas, was common in parts of Africa and South East Asia. In 2007, Zika, which is spread to people via mosquito bites, has been making its way…

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There is great news out of Cuba in the fight against HIV. The World Health Organization announced late last week that Cuba has become the first country to end HIV and syphilis transmission from mother to baby. Deeming the feat “one of the greatest public health achievements possible,” WHO’s director general, Margaret Chan, says this development puts the…

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The Ebola epidemic that has struck West Africa shows no sign of abating. The number of cases and dead victims continue to rise to unprecedented levels with no end in sight. The World Health Organization has announced that there are no longer any experimental vaccines available for Ebola. The global supply has been exhausted and…

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  As the Ebola virus rages in West Africa, the World Health Organization has confirmed that there are newly identified cases of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The new strain is genetically unrelated to the one that is currently in Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria. In addition, the World Health Organization released…

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The coronavirus has been linked to 49 infections resulting in 27 deaths. Dr. Margaret Chan, director of the World Health Organization, warns that it’s “a threat to the entire world.” She continues during her address to the 66th World Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, It “is not a problem that any single affected country can keep to…

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A new study just published has documented that first antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea cases have been detected in North America — a strain of gonorrhea that is immune to the last remaining effective oral antibiotic. It has been observed in at least nine North American patients. Gonorrhea is the second most commonly reported notifiable disease in the…

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A vaginal gel used to reduce a woman’s risk of contracting AIDS has shown to be even more effective in reducing exposure to genital herpes. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health, Gilead Sciences, Inc., and universities in Belgium and Italy give hope for new prevention options as the microbicide gel could lower the incidence…

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The death toll of the cholera epidemic in Haiti has now reached 5,000. An outbreak of cholera, a disease which had not been documented in Haiti for decades, was confirmed in Haiti in October 2010. According to figures released by Haiti’s Health Ministry, nearly 3,000 Haitians are still hospitalized with cholera after the outbreak infected…

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