While most Americans probably haven't heard of Chikungunya, Ann Powers, a research microbiologist at the Centers for Disease Control, has been studying the virus for 15 years.
The mosquito-carried virus made the news recently when the first locally-transmitted case of it appeared in Florida, July 17. Now, the public and medical researchers are wondering if it may spread further into the United States, and how serious it might be.
The research that Powers does at the CDC's Division of Vector Borne Diseases in Fort Collins may help answer some of those questions.
A wild rabbit in Fort Collins recently tested positive for a disease called tularemia, a very infectious disease that can sicken humans as well as animals, the Larimer County Health Department reported.
Foodborne illnesses attributed to restaurants dwarfed the number of illnesses tied to in-home meals in a new report.
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You’re much more likely to get a foodborne illness eating at a restaurant than in your own home, according to a new report from the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a Washington D.C.-based think tank.