We left the International Organization for Migration (IOM) offices in Pristina, Kosovo, early on a summer morning in 2000, allowing plenty of time to reach the Skopje airport in Macedonia, 54 miles away. It was Sunday, so traffic was light.
A yellow fever outbreak in Brazil could spread to the U.S., according to a recent article in The Washington Post. Health officials fear the fast moving virus could increase as rapidly as the Zika virus — both transmitted by the same Aedes aegypti mosquito.
Two new reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) determined that every year Earth’s polluted environment accounts for 26% of deaths of children under five.
A March 2017 study reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that American women affected by the Zika virus were 20 times more likely to give birth to babies with severe birth defects than U.S. mothers who contracted Zika two years ago.
In 1999, not long after the end of NATO’s aerial bombing of Serbia, the U.S. State Department asked me to join a team that the Department had assembled to build a network of seven Internet Access Centers (IAC) across Kosovo.
Every year billions of people experience a foodborne disease (FBD) without ever knowing that their illness was caused by food. WiRED International now offers a Foodborne Diseases Module, which describes FBDs, identifies their causes and tells how to avoid contracting them.