Disease

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Laurie Garrett says that when Thomas Duncan came down with Ebola in Texas, national media coverage became "over the top."

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When Jim McGough was diagnosed with hepatitis C, his wife Sheryl was dumbfounded.

Sanofi Pasteur

Measles is on the rise in the U.S. More than 100 people nationwide have been diagnosed in January alone.

From "Charting the Path of the Deadly Ebola Virus in Central Africa" / Wikimedia Commons

With the Ebola outbreak continuing to take lives in Western Africa, Iowans working in the region are feeling the effects. 

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How many times a day do you wash your hands? Most people don’t keep track, but researchers at the University of Iowa are studying how well and how often hospital workers hand-wash. Ben Kieffer speaks with several researchers who are studying how infections spread in hospitals. But first, we discuss the impact of a drug-resistant bacteria discovered in some wildlife species in the state.

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Rabies, West Nile Virus, Lyme Disease.

Wildlife biologist Jim Pease discusses a number of serious diseases found in wildlife, how those diseases can be passed from animals to humans and the risks that one can face.