Enterovirus deja vu
Enterovirus 71 is known globally as the cause of large epidemics of acute disease in Eastern Europe in the 1970s and in Southeast Asia between 1997 and 2000, as well as smaller outbreaks in North America, Europe and Australia. These incidents of enterovirus 71 epidemic disease awake a sense of deja vu for those familiar with the history of poliomyelitis, and experts believe the serotype be added to the list of emerging infections that threaten humans in the 21st century.
Publication Name: The New England Journal of Medicine
Fertilizing or contaminating?
Issues discussed concern the use of potentially harmful substances in the production of fertilizers due to a loophole in the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act which allows the transfer of industrial waste to fertilizer companies. Proposed studies on the effects of these chemicals in the soil are detailed.
Publication Name: Environmental Health Perspectives
Cochlear implants are small, electronic devices that can be surgically implanted to enable profoundly deaf children and adults who are not helped by traditional hearing aids to hear better. The after effects of Cochlear implant are discussed.
Publication Name: JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association
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