China and Russia Grow Closer

At a meeting in Tajikistan last weekend, Russian President Vladimir Putin presented Chinese president Xi Jinping with a large box of ice cream and a couple of other items, in celebration of Xi Jinping’s 66th birthday (AFP, June 15, 2019). The nations have developed a close trading relationship in recent years, and the two leaders […]

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HIV Outbreak in Pakistani Children

Pakistan is experiencing another outbreak of HIV among children whose parents do not have the disease! (BBC, May 21, 2019). Yet, this is not the first HIV outbreak among children in Pakistan as of late. Public health officials have traced the infections to local medical clinics where health care providers share needles among patients. In […]

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HIV Outbreak in Pakistani Children

Pakistan is experiencing another outbreak of HIV among children whose parents do not have the disease! (BBC, May 21, 2019). Yet, this is not the first HIV outbreak among children in Pakistan as of late. Public health officials have traced the infections to local medical clinics where health care providers share needles among patients. In […]

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HIV Outbreak in Pakistani Children

Pakistan is experiencing another outbreak of HIV among children whose parents do not have the disease! (BBC, May 21, 2019). Yet, this is not the first HIV outbreak among children in Pakistan as of late. Public health officials have traced the infections to local medical clinics where health care providers share needles among patients. In […]

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HIV Outbreak in Pakistani Children

Pakistan is experiencing another outbreak of HIV among children whose parents do not have the disease! (BBC, May 21, 2019). Yet, this is not the first HIV outbreak among children in Pakistan as of late. Public health officials have traced the infections to local medical clinics where health care providers share needles among patients. In […]

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Bubonic Plague and Eating Rodents

Every year, dozens of people still die from the bubonic plague, the “black death” that killed tens of millions in Eurasia in the 1300s. This bacterial plague is associated with unsanitary conditions and is transmitted by rodents and their fleas. Recently, a native couple from Mongolia “died of the bubonic plague after eating raw marmot […]

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Bubonic Plague and Eating Rodents

Every year, dozens of people still die from the bubonic plague, the “black death” that killed tens of millions in Eurasia in the 1300s. This bacterial plague is associated with unsanitary conditions and is transmitted by rodents and their fleas. Recently, a native couple from Mongolia “died of the bubonic plague after eating raw marmot […]

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Bubonic Plague and Eating Rodents

Every year, dozens of people still die from the bubonic plague, the “black death” that killed tens of millions in Eurasia in the 1300s. This bacterial plague is associated with unsanitary conditions and is transmitted by rodents and their fleas. Recently, a native couple from Mongolia “died of the bubonic plague after eating raw marmot […]

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Bubonic Plague and Eating Rodents

Every year, dozens of people still die from the bubonic plague, the “black death” that killed tens of millions in Eurasia in the 1300s. This bacterial plague is associated with unsanitary conditions and is transmitted by rodents and their fleas. Recently, a native couple from Mongolia “died of the bubonic plague after eating raw marmot […]

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Tensions Rise in Waters off China

The Taiwan Strait and other waters off China are becoming areas of increasing confrontation. United States naval vessels have patrolled these waters in the name of keeping them open to international shipping. A recent “near miss” between a U.S. guided missile cruiser and a Russian destroyer has added to already heightened tensions in the region […]

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