Bird Virus May Cause Doomsday

My first book, Reprisal, is about a terrorist who steals smallpox virus  from Russia in an attempt to infect school children in Minnesota and start a pandemic.  Little did I know that non-terrorist scientists may have created a potential plague–much worse than small pox.  See the editorial in a recent issue of The New York Times:

Scientists …

The Smallest Terrorist

People think the death of Osama bin Laden stopped one of the biggest killers in the world.  He’s nothing compared to one of the oldest, most widespread killers in the history of humans—the disease of small pox.

Found in the remains of Egyptian mummies and all over ancient Asia and China, the virus has probably killed more people …

Measles Outbreak in Minneapolis

Health officials are battling an outbreak of measles spreading in the large Somali community in Minneapolis.  In Pennsylvania a case of measles is traced to an Indian child.  There’s a measles outbreak tracked to Maryland.  A potential measles outbreak is brewing in Boston.

What’s going on?

Measles has almost been eradicated from the United States.  So why is …