Selected past newspaper work on emerging and re-emerging diseases

Avian flu and pandemic flu

“Lab ready to fulfill bird flu mission,” May 30, 2006 -- PDF
“America’s disease sentinels overtaxed,” March 29, 2006 -- PDF
“Ghosts of vaccines past,” December 18, 2005 -- PDF
“U.S. ill-prepared for pandemic,” October 23, 2005 -- PDF
“Southeast Asia braces for the worst,” February 22, 2005 -- PDF
“Smuggled birds may harbor avian flu,” December 6, 2004 - PDF
“China’s bird flu claim suspect,” February 15, 2004 - PDF
“Hong Kong case recalls ’97 outbreak,” February 21, 2003 - PDF
“Still battling the ‘bird flu’,” January 25, 1998 - PDF
“Rare Hong Kong virus could bring worldwide epidemic,” December 17, 1997 - PDF
“Virus common to birds kills boy in China,” August 21, 1997 - PDF

Hurricane Katrina

“Wounded psyches will be tough to fix,” September 25, 2005 - PDF
“Animal victims find refuge,” September 19, 2005 - PDF
“Emerging land is tainted,” September 18, 2005 - PDF
“Medical system strains to cope in Louisiana,” September 15, 2005 - PDF
“CDC stalks disease on Gulf,” September 12, 2005 - PDF
“CDC flies in to deal with health crisis,” September 5, 2005 - PDF

Indian Ocean tsunami

“We will take them home,” February 6, 2005 - PDF
“Tsunami strays get help,” January 30, 2005 - PDF
“From despair, hope rises,” January 26, 2005 - PDF
“Carnage haunts hardened disease sleuths,” February 16, 2005 - PDF

Emerging and re-emerging diseases

Polio
“Dreaded disease has new life,” June 12, 2005 - PDF
“Partners track stubborn disease's crippling resurgence,April 28, 2005 - PDF
“Warm Springs artisans fought polio's damage,” April 25, 2005 - PDF
“Ethnic strife halts polio war,” May 16, 2004 - PDF
“Warm memories of a dark time,” April 13, 2001 - PDF
“Pains, problems arise when polio strikes again,” June 25, 2000 - PDF
“Stamping out polio: Millions line up,” December 20, 1999 - PDF

Pertussis
“Long-ago bane making stealthy resurgence,” September 26, 2004 - PDF

West Nile virus
“Some who survived battle paralysis,” September 13, 2004 - PDF
“West Nile’s grim realities hit patient,” September 21, 2002 - PDF
“CDC’s race against time,” August 11, 2002 - PDF
“Birds bring virus, unease to Southeast,” July 22, 2001 - PDF

SARS
“Doctor who warned public lost his life,” April 2, 2003 - PDF

Bioterrorism
“Inside the CDC's anthrax investigation,” November 4, 2001 - PDF

AIDS
“Medical sleuth fought AIDS early,” June 5, 2001 - PDF
“I’ll do this as long as I can humanly stand it,” November 30, 1997 - PDF

E. coli O157:H7
“Ontario town battling bacteria, fear,” May 30, 2000 - PDF

Violence
“Emergency: Inside Grady’s E.R.,” August 8, 1999 - PDF

The search for the 1918 flu

For complete coverage of the two scientific teams who competed to recover the viral cause of the 1918 flu - one in the lab and the other in the Arctic - follow this link

Gulf War Syndrome

For coverage of the first cases of Gulf War Syndrome discovered in the United States, leading to the first Congressional hearings, click here. (PDF)

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