scarlet fever deafness hearing loss

Scarlet Fever Pandemics

The end of the year is usually a time of reflection and appreciation – for how far we have come from the dreaded days of disease that could snuff out a life before it got started and for the contributions to knowledge by those that suffered deafness through disease.   Scarlet fever  (also known as Scarlatina), with…

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Zika Virus and Hearing Loss

  Born in 1764 as the fifth of eight children, young Johann was fascinated with bugs.  Growing up in the Town of Solingen, Germany on his grandparents farm outside of town, he collected flies and other bugs and mounted them in groups that seemed to be similar.  He was formally educated to some degree in…

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