Tag: Ebola

Ebola Plush Toy: Why There is More to the Product Than Meets the Eye, and Why We Were Too Quick to Judge

The Ebola epidemic has been in the news for months now, but coverage took an unexpected turn recently when stories began circulating about the production and sale of an Ebola plush toy by Connecticut toy company Giant Microbes.   Not unexpectedly, many have expressed their shock in response to the product, criticizing it as being… Read More

Hot Topics in Health: Why the First Case of Ebola in the U.S. Should Change How We See the Virus

Health officials’ announcement on Tuesday confirming the first diagnosis of Ebola on U.S. soil in Dallas, Texas has completely changed the conversation on the epidemic for Americans, and possibly for developed nations at large.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reassured the public that this case does not pose any serious… Read More

Hot Topics in Health: FDA Issues Warnings to Companies for Marketing Products as Treatments for Ebola

As the Ebola epidemic continues raging on and posing a serious medical threat, the lack of a successful cure remains a huge concern. However, that hasn’t stopped a few companies from claiming their products could treat the virus. This week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has had to take action against three companies which… Read More

Deadly Ebola Virus Still Raging in West Africa, Over 600 Dead, 1,000 Infected So Far

The worst Ebola outbreak in history is still raging in Western Africa. Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone have all taken a veritable viral punch to the gut, with over 1,000 victims infected and over 600 dead. Governments and non-governmental health organizations are struggling to contain the spread of the disease, stymied by dense urban populations and a… Read More