The LA Times is on a roll lately with the excellent global health reporting. This piece is about dengue fever. It posits, and I agree, that we’re going to see more and more “foreign” diseases on American soil. This is a result of climate change, and of increased international travel. We are also, of course, woefully unprepared to cope with the impact of these illnesses. Plenty of knowledgeable people agree.
The influenza blogs make it very, very clear that bird flu is on the rise and getting very little media attention. I make a point of staying on top of global health news and I had no idea we’d seen so many cases of avian influenza in Asia.