Archives for July, 2010

Dengue in Florida

At his new digs, PalMD discusses recent news revealing the presence of dengue virus in the Florida Keys–the first appearance in the state in almost 75 years. Dengue is a mosquito-borne virus that can cause serious disease, including a hemorrhagic manifestation, and the current outbreak is pitting public health professionals against the tourism industry in…

The importance of gut flora

Blogging from Atlanta at ICEID, the perfect venue to highlight today’s story in the NY Times by Carl Zimmer discussing gut microbes in health and disease–including an introduction focusing on fecal transplants to treat Clostridium difficile infections. If you’re at ICEID, be sure to swing by several posters in both sessions today showing new work…