Ebola is the current infection in the news and it has been a devastating disease in Africa,
Ebola is spread by direct contact with blood or secretions from the infected person and as such should, in areas with resources,
Although homeopaths have weighed in on the appropriate magic water to be used to treat Ebola,
Homeopaths credit their superior therapeutics to the cholera outbreaks in
There have not been many epidemics this century by which homeopathy could test their mettle. H1N1 hit hard and fast and to judge from the few papers on homeopathic treatment, it can be
We may be primed for a new epidemic in the US: chikungunya. It is in the Caribbean where it is going gangbusters: in
Six out of 10 cases have been reported from the Dominican Republic, which tallied 307,933 cases in Epidemiological Week 31, up 26,000 cases from last week. In addition to the DR, Guadaloupe reported 71,000 cases, Haiti reported nearly 65,000 and Martinique recorded 54,000. The French side of St. Martin, where the epidemic began has reported 4,500 cases.
Spread by mosquitos, almost every one who gets the virus has symptoms: fevers, muscle and joint pain, rash and headache, often quite severe.
There are now a
We are probably on the cusp of millions of cases of chikungunya in the US. Given that there is no specific treatment or prevention (besides avoiding mosquito bites) for chikungunya and 70-90% of those infected will become ill, it is perfect opportunity for homeopathy, and the other pseudo-medicines, to put up or shut up. An epidemic is coming for which medicine only has supportive care, the perfect opportunity for pseudo-medicines to demonstrate their effectiveness with modern methods.
Somehow I suspect it will not happen.