Zika Virus and Pregnancy in the US

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Reports of US cases of Zika virus infection, particularly in Florida, have drawn national attention to a virus that was, until very recently, little known and largely perceived as being isolated to Central and South America. Of greatest concern is the risks the Zika virus poses to unborn children. Although … Continue reading

Earthquake Odds: How Many, How Big and Where?

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Hundreds of earthquakes happen every day around the globe and hundreds of thousands occur worldwide every year. When it comes to natural events, earthquakes occur relatively frequently, yet people are sometimes mystified when earthquakes hit close to home, are felt or leave noticeable damage. The Big One: The Odds of … Continue reading