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Slithering symbolism

A bearded man wears a long robe with a bare chest; in his hand, he holds a wooden staff with a serpent coiled around it. Does this figure ring any bells? If not, you clearly have not heard of Asclepios.  The legend of Asclepios Original file by Michael F. Mehnert, CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons Asclepios represents the ...

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From footnote to headline: A yellow fever outbreak.

Out of sight, out of mind. That’s the painful lesson yellow fever has taught us. Story by: Devy Elling In December 2015, a case of yellow fever in Luanda, Angola was detected. This was the first case that birthed a full blown outbreak in Angola and its neighbouring countries. Distant countries like China have also reported cases of yellow fever ...

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