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  • Eradicating an Ancient Disease

    Monday, January 26th, 2009

    Leprosy.
    What images does that word invoke for you? The stories of ostracized lepers from the Bible, Torah or Koran? The scenes involving isolated “leper colonies” from Papillon or Motorcycle Diaries?
    How much do you know about it?  Is it very contagious? (No.) Is it curable?  (Yes.) Hasn’t it disappeared except for isolated […]

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    Dealing with the Threat of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

    Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

    TB Steps Out of the Shadows
    I suspect that until the recent much-publicized case of the young American lawyer infected by drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) flying in Europe and the US without safeguards, most Americans had all but forgotten TB the disease. After all, it had all but disappeared in the US with modern drug therapies. […]

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