China Bans the Eating of Rare Animals: could this have prevented SARS?

Will the new Chinese ban on the eating of rare animals reduce the likelihood of another SARS epidemic? In 2003 SARS (Severe acute respiratory syndrome) swept across china and surrounding countries in one of the largest epidemics of recent times. With 8273 cases, 775 deaths, and an estimated $40 billion worth of damage to worldwide economy, SARS bought China to …

80% of the World’s Population live in Polio Free Regions: South-East Asia given the all clear

The World Health Organization have certified the WHO South-East Asia region as polio-free The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced today that the South-East Asia region (SEAR) has been declared officially polio-free. “This is a momentous victory for the millions of health workers who have worked with governments, non-governmental organizations, civil society and international partners to eradicate polio from the …