Friday, January 8, 2016

In the News: PNAS Editorial Released

Fig.1. Ebola response worker in full personal protective equipment
Credit: UNMEER via Flickr, 2014

An editorial based on SciColl’s 2014 workshop on emerging infectious diseases has just been released in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. From the first case to a worldwide eradication effort, scientific collections are necessary for disease research and response. This week, public health officials join in the fight against mysterious diseases and call for increased communication and collaboration.

  • An obscure mosquito-borne virus could be related to an alarming surge of infants with a rare and dangerous disorder. Researchers and health care professionals are racing to understand this connection and stop the pathogen’s spread: “Alarm Spreads In Brazil Over A Virus And A Surge In Malformed Infants,” New York Times (30 December 2015)

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