History Of Pandemics

History Of Pandemics

A guide to every major pandemic throughout history, from the Antonine Plague to Covid-19  When the COVID-19 emerged in late 2019 it came as a complete surprise to many people. The devastation that it led to felt like a once in a lifetime experience.    But was...
National Poison Prevention Week

National Poison Prevention Week

Accidental poisonings are a leading public health problem and cause of death from injuries in the United States as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (1). National Poison Prevention Week is designated in...
World TB Day

World TB Day

TB is primarily acquired following inhalation of aerosolized Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacilli and the majority of TB cases are pulmonary in nature. In 1882 Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes tuberculosis...

HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, which destroys the body’s immune system, resulting in AIDS. HIV lives in blood or white blood cells. HIV infection began in the 1970s but scientists were unaware of its existence and today more than 35 million people...

American Diabetes Alert Day

Diabetes affects about 9.4 percent of the U.S. population. A population of 7.2 million Americans which is almost 1 in 4 adults living with diabetes are unaware that they have the disease. Another 84 million Americans have prediabetes, where blood glucose levels are...