Mosquito-borne illnesses

While the world focuses on Ebola, and rightfully so for many reasons, we must not forget about the other infectious diseases that are claiming lives everyday but may not be getting as much media coverage here in the US. The focus of this post is about some of the mosquito-borne illnesses that plague people around […]

Who decides recipients of potentially lifesaving Ebola drugs

There have been recent news reports stating that the 2 Americans infected with Ebola who were transported back to America for treatment, were given an untested (in humans) Ebola drug, ZMAPP. Now for me this begs the question, why is the FDA allowing for the use of untested drugs to treat Ebola? Not only ZMAPP […]