As a journal Associate Editor and reviewer, I see lots of manuscripts about “new” viruses. I tend not to get too excited about most of them, because “new” is usually actually just “new to us” (or newly identified), because as technology improves, we are able to identify lots of viruses that we’ve been living with
Human rabies imported from Haiti
By Scott Weese on
Posted in Rabies
Last summer, I wrote about rabies in person from New Jersey, and now the full report about the case is available.
The unfortunate victim was a 73-year-old Haitian women. She initially went to an emergency room with a complaint of right shoulder pain, chest pain, headaches and high blood pressure. Difficulty swallowing was also…