The Guilfordian

Polio eradicated in Nigeria

Aiperi Iusupova, Staff Writer

November 13, 2015

The U.N. General Assembly met with the Nigerian delegation to discuss recent achievements in the fight against polio in the West African country on Oct. 29. In 2012, more than a half of the world’s polio cases were concentrated in Nigeria. In 2015, there were none. Polio, also known as poliomyelitis,...

The Ebola virus spreads from patient zero to over 3,000

Aiperi Iusupova, Staff Writer

September 12, 2014

Who is patient zero? In epidemiological investigations, doctors often use the term to refer to the first documentated case. According to CNN Health and The New England Journal of Medicine, patient zero of the recent Ebola outbreak was a young villager from Guinea. First identified in equatorial areas...