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The Best Bet For Stopping Outbreaks Isn’t Just A Vaccine

“It seems like a foolproof way to eradicate a disease.”  #ProjectLiteracy

This story is part of an ongoing campaign called the Alphabet of Illiteracy. By using letters themselves—the foundation of reading and writing—Project Literacy examines the ways illiteracy underpins some of the greatest challenges facing the world today. Below, we explore the letter E for “Ebola” and other similar outbreaks of infectious disease.

The aedes aegypti mosquito carries both yellow fever and dengue. Image via Flickr user Sanofi Pasteur (cc).

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This story has been sponsored by Kinsa, which believes that healthcare products in the home should always accomplish two things: reassure and comfort the user, and provide context and guidance about what to do next. Find out how they’re helping communities better track, treat, and stop the spread of illness through their Smart Thermometer.

Photo by Stephen Brashear, courtesy of Kinsa

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Could Better Surveillance Stop the Rise of Infectious Diseases Like Zika?

Experts warn that the United States will be the next stop on the outbreak trail.

This story has been sponsored by Kinsa, which believes that healthcare products in the home should always accomplish two things: reassure and comfort the user, and provide context and guidance about what to do next. Find out how they’re helping communities better track, treat, and stop the spread of illness through their smart thermometer here.

Swatting an Aedys aegypti mosquito, carrier of the Zika virus. Image via Flickr user Conred Guatemala (cc).

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