HEALTH The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has issued multiple travel alerts about traveling to countries that may have outbreaks of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. Why? (New York Times) Use our resources to better understand the most effective prevention for Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas What is Zika? Zika … Continue reading The A to Z of Zika
HEALTH The battle against measles in the United States was considered won 15 years ago. But around 60 people have contracted measles in the U.S. since just last month. Here are some basic questions and answers about the recent measles outbreak. (Nat Geo News) Teachers, scroll down for a short list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Warning for the squeamish: This post contains … Continue reading Q&A on Measles & Vaccines
HEALTH When doctors risk their lives and sacrifice their livelihoods to go to West Africa and provide desperately needed treatment to those suffering from Ebola, what should be their reward upon coming home? Three weeks off, some say—whether they like it or not. (CNN) Learn more about one of the first Ebola quarantines. Teachers, scroll all the way down for a short list of key … Continue reading What is Quarantine?
HEALTH The 2014 crisis is the largest Ebola outbreak in history and the first in West Africa. Learn more about the deadly disease and responses to the crisis. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Use our resources to learn more about the last major outbreak of Ebola. Discussion Ideas What is ebola? Ebola is an infectious disease caused by a virus. In fact, most doctors … Continue reading All About Ebola
HEALTH Portland Voters Reject Fluoridation, Again For the fourth time since 1956, residents of Portland, Oregon, have rejected a measure to add fluoride to the city’s water supply. This leaves Portland as the largest urban area in the U.S. without fluoridated water. Discussion Ideas: Portland is the largest city in the U.S. without fluoridated water.Why do students think most urban areas invest in fluoridating their … Continue reading Portland Voters Reject Fluoridation, Again