Measles is again with a vengeance. Within the UK, the place solely 85% of school-age kids have acquired two doses of the MMR vaccine, as many as 300 folks have contracted the illness since October. And instances are creeping up throughout the US too.
Catching measles outbreaks early is hard, although. Like many different respiratory viruses, it begins off with a cough, runny nostril, fever, and achy physique. The telltale rash doesn’t seem for 2 to 4 extra days. By then, an individual is already infectious. Very infectious, actually. Measles is among the most contagious ailments round.
Possibly there’s an answer. The US developed an enormous wastewater sampling community to detect covid throughout the pandemic. May we leverage that community to supply an early warning system for measles? Learn the total story.
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Meet the economist who desires the sector to account for nature
What’s the true worth of a honeybee? A mountain stream? A mangrove tree?
Gretchen Each day, cofounder and school director of the Stanford Pure Capital Challenge, has devoted her profession to answering such advanced questions. Each day and her group assist governments, worldwide banks, and NGOs to not solely quantify the worth of nature, but additionally decide the advantages of conservation and ecosystem restoration.