When Travelers Bring Skin Infections Back as Souvenirs

As more people travel abroad, travelers and doctors need to be alert to unusual and often perplexing skin infections. Jane E. Brody /NYTimes May 6, 2019 A 5-year-old girl was brought to the emergency room at Evelina London Children’s Hospital with itchy, rather unsightly sores on both legs. She had recently returned from a weekslong trip to Sierra Leone, and the lesions, which first appeared three weeks into her stay there, had become larger and ulcerated. Diagnosis: cutaneous diphtheria, a disease rarely…

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It’s time to ‘get real’ ID

REAL ID will be required to fly and enter government facilities by 2020 Michele Harris March 25th, 2019 from Erikson's Tribune newsletter Since the U.S. doesn’t have a national identity card, a driver’s license has become the nation’s de facto form of official identification. However, a driver’s license is authorized by an individual state, and each state has its own unique system and requirements for obtaining one. For example, some states require a birth certificate before they issue a license. Others do…

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