Tag Archives: Diseases

Sex diseases on the rise in England

Cases of sexually transmitted infections are increasing in England. In 2018, there were 447,694 new diagnoses of STIs, a 5% increase on the 422,147 in 2017. Gonorrhoea increased the most – by 26% to 56,259 cases, the largest number since 1978. There were 7,541 cases of syphilis – a 5% increase on 2017. High-risk groups… Read More »

Nat Geo Series ‘The Hot Zone’ Highlights Threat From Diseases Of Poverty

Dr. Nancy Jaax (Julianna Margulies) working in her pathology lab. (National Geographic/Amanda Matlovich) Nat Geo Ebola virus. The disease is a household name—synonymous with terrifying pandemics like the Bubonic plague, or swine flu. The Ebola virus had a fatality rate of 90 percent at one point—meaning 9 out of 10 people who became infected with… Read More »