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Unit: Current events in health and medicine

Learn all about the Ebola outbreak occurring in Western Africa. Dr. Rishi Desai is a pediatric infectious disease physician and former epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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The discovery of penicillin, the first true antibiotic, by Alexander Fleming in 1928 marked the beginning of a medical revolution. The history of vaccines, however, goes all the way back to the 1100’s. Learn more about some of the current issues in health and medicine including antibiotic resistance and vaccine coverage.