IN February, “the most lethal strain in the family of Ebola viruses” was reported in Guinea. This was the first Ebola virus outbreak registered in West Africa. Two months later the virus had spread to other parts of the region.
Pneumonia, the infection that caused the death of Christian Brando, the troubled eldest son of the late famed actor Marlon Brando, is the No. 1 among the top 10 leading causes of mortality in Davao City for two consecutive years.
Sneezing, sore throat, a stuffy nose, coughing—everyone knows the symptoms of the common cold. It is probably the most common human disease, and no one is spared from it.