Movie Poster for 2008 film, Quarantine By SHARON K. GILBERT April 29, 2009 QUARANTINE. It’s a powerful word. Based on an old Italian (Venetian) word quarantena, it literally means ‘group of forty’. So, the word today can mean isolating someone or something for a period of 40 days. Sort ofContinue Reading

This 2003 photo provided by the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases shows Bruce E. Ivins participating in an awards ceremony.” (Wikipedia) By SHARON K. GILBERT August 4, 2008 ACCORDING to media reports, Dr. Bruce Ivins committed suicide on July 29, 2008 by intentionally ingesting an overdose ofContinue Reading