The flu is spreading across the globe. To put this in perspective, we return to epidemiologist Dr. Richard Wenzel, who is Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University.
The outbreak of swine flu is spreading across the globe. Cab technology help curb the spread of the flu? To help us answer this questions, The Takeaway is joined by Guy Martin, Senior Correspondent for Security for Conde Nast Traveller.
A new South African study has found that a microbicide gel containing the antiretroviral medication, Tenofovir, can significantly reduce the rate of HIV infections. For more, we talk with Naomi Rutenberg of the Population Council.
The International AIDS conference in Vienna is underway and there's excitement about a new study showing that there may be a new effective microbicide to help prevent against HIV infection. Science Magazine correspondent, Jon Cohen, is at the conference.
This year marks the thirtieth year since the disease smallpox was eradicated. What lessons can we take away from how we dealt with smallpox? Sharing his insights is Dr. Walt Orenstein of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
U.S. officials have apologized for immoral experiments done on hundreds of Guatemalans in the 1940s to test the effectiveness of penicillin in treating syphilis. Dr. Art Caplan at the University of Pennsylvania and Susan Reverby at Wellesley College.
An article last week in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases documented a new and dangerous gene that could allow any bacteria to become a superbug that's resistant to antibiotics and almost impossible to treat. We speak with Maryn McKenna.
Ten months after the January earthquake, Haiti still needs support for schools, factories and businesses. In the past few weeks, Haiti has needed better plumbing and medical support for a cholera epidemic. The people of Haiti also need leadership.
UN officials announced this week that cholera is now projected to spread across Haiti more than twice as fast as originally estimated. Jacqueline Charles reports that official body collectors sent by the government are being attacked.
There are only two known repositories of Smallpox, which are held in U.S. and Russia; and these two countries are fighting international efforts to destroy the samples, claiming that they are necessary for research to combat bioterrorism.