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August 20 2007 Public Health Newsletter

Hi! I'm the new editor for the Public Health site at When you visit the site you will find my picture and bio!

In my latest article, A Primer on Prions, I describe the new type of infectious agent called the prion. This is the agent that causes Mad Cow disease and its human counterpart, variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease.

Other recent articles include:
1. Allergies and the Weather --

2. USA Prepares for Bird Flu Pandemic --

3. Disease Outbreaks - Terms You Should Know --

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