Winning a Dartmouth Medal: The Recognition of a Lifetime

| By Rebecca Parks | Winner, winner, chicken dinner! While I can’t tell you the origin of that phrase (something about casinos giving away chicken dinners in the 1970s?), I can tell you how I feel when I yell it at the moment of victory: utter exhilaration! And that was how I felt when I … Read more

Facts not Fear: Demystify Ebola and Enterovirus D68

Ebola Informational Resources

Turn on the news and try NOT to feel a little bit anxious about current public health crises. The onslaught of stories about Ebola and Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), “a flulike disease that has infected 664 people—most of them children—in 45 states so far and the District of Columbia.” [1] These and other illnesses can be overwhelming…and cause great concern in your community. As rumors and misinformation generate fear, people need expert information to better understand the risks to themselves and their families.

“One of the challenges of combating an Ebola outbreak is the fact that the early symptoms of the infection are similar to those of the flu, malaria, typhoid fever, and several bacterial infections, which occur more often and are not as serious. By the time the true nature of the infection becomes known, many people in a community could have been infected.

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