Punctuation. n. the use of periods and other marks in sentences. From Latin punctus point or prick, punctuare to mark with points or dots; related to punctual, prompt; punctuality, exactness or precision; less closely to punctilio n. detail of honour, conduct or ceremony. In the language of infection punctuation is concerned only with the written form i.e. the genome, its corresponding proteome and their identifiable functions. These belong to the emerging field of omics (genome, transcriptome, proteome, metabolome etc) which is awash with linguistic metaphors notably including translational science. (more on punctuation).
Infectious and non-infectious diseases that have been linked to cheese consumption, for discussion towards the end of dinner.
Recent Nature World View article on the international response to the West African Ebola epidemic and subsequent public media coverage.
Killing a health education team is a tragic measure of the fear Ebola provokes.
Digest of recent info on the West African Ebola epidemic: gloomy predictions and glimmers of hope for an Ebola cure. This post include downloadable infographics for health educators.