Bulgaria: About the Country
Introduction :: Bulgaria Background: The Bulgars, a Central Asian Turkic tribe, merged with the...
Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis
Description Diphtheria is an acute bacterial disease involving primarily the tonsils, pharynx, larynx, nose, skin, and occasionally other mucous membranes. The characteristic lesion is marked by a patch or patches of an adherent grayish membrane with a surrounding inflammation. Tetanus is an... Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy and Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
Description Since 1996, strong evidence has accumulated for a causal relationship between ongoing outbreaks in Europe of a disease in cattle called bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or "mad cow disease") and a disease in humans called variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD). Both disorders,... Panama: About the Country
Introduction :: Panama Background: Explored and settled by the Spanish in the 16th century,...
Worries while waiting: Bird Flu
October 11, 2007, 12:59 am
I don't know if it's because I'm an international adoptive parent who has suffered the agony of the wait , because I write about adoption every day so am constantly aware of how many people are at any given time somewhere in the process experiencing the anxiety, because I have traveled a lot and... Resource Tuesday – World Vision
October 30, 2007, 6:16 am
Our family has a sponsored child living in Ethiopia through the World Vision program. An eight-year-old petite girl named Anyme. As with all large agencies, I am sure that they have their negative attributes. However, we can see that our sponsored daughter is receiving an education and needed... Anti-trafficking Day: UNICEF and not about International Adoption
October 21, 2007, 10:00 am
Thursday of last week, the 18th of October, saw the first European Union Anti-Trafficking Day . There seems to have been very little prep for this 'event' ... the press release coming out only three days before ... and it looks like much of the to do was centered around a Kevin Kline movie...