Author: LauraBennett1987


Zika virus roundup

    Zika virus is a member of the flavivirus genus,  it causes an illness known as Zika fever. This virus has been known to science since 1947 where it was identified in a...

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Elephant meat

Elephants: nice to meat you

  Are elephants poached for meat? A study in Central Africa highlights what percentage of poaching was for meat and the reasons why. The study interviewed 54 elephant hunters (commercial hunters). Forty-nine said their...

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People Vs Penguins

    Are we responsible for penguin decline? To determine the greatest threats to penguins, this study used species specific literature reviews, which included contributions from specialists. Looking at the main anthropogenic factors threatening...

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Electron micrograph of an Ebola virus virion (credit: Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Wikipedia)

Ebola crisis

Up to 07/12/2014 there have been 17,942 cases and 6388 deaths. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra leone are the most affected countries, with the number of cases in Guinea slightly increasing, in Liberia are decreasing...

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I heart evidence - by Sense About Science

Echinococcus: if you in cyst

Echinococcus ortleppi tapeworms were found in 2 patients in France, cases occurred in 2011 and 2012. A report in the Emerging Infectious Diseases describes these cases and what needs to be done. A survey...

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Malaria: where do we stand

  An estimated 3.2 billion people are at risk of malaria infection and 1.2 billion are at high risk. Ninety seven countries are included in the WHO 2014 malaria report.  Deaths and infection rate:...

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