Tag: diseases

10 Diseases Other Than Alzheimer’s Ripe for Will Ferrell Comedy

In the wake of Will Ferrell’s decision to spoof Ronald Reagan’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease, we’ve compiled list of other tragic illnesses which the comedian might consider for follow-ups. No doubt, Mr. Ferrell, with his sophisticated insights, will be able to mine the humor in all of these.

BRAZIL, Brasília : A member of the Brazilian armed forces looks for larvae of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits dengue and Chikungunya fever and Zika virus, at a school in Brasilia, on February 19, 2016. On Friday, the government held a national day of mobilization against the Zika virus to raise awareness among teachers, students and school officials about the need to eliminate breeding grounds of the mosquito. AFP PHOTO/ EVARISTO SA

Zika Virus Battle Is the Biggest Military Operation in the History of Brazil

With 220,000 troops on the ground and 315,000 public officials on call, the operation to eradicate the Zika virus from Brazil has become the largest military operation in that nation’s history. Many fear attempts to eradicate the mosquito-borne illness before the Summer Olympics in August will not be enough, however, as scientists study the deadly complications that accompany the disease.