Animal viral diseases and spillover to humans results in some of the most important and devastating infections and outbreaks known to humans.
My guest today looks at a number of these zoonotic diseases with superb storytelling interwoven with history, virology and public health.
The name of the newly published book is titled Animal Viruses and Humans–A Narrow Divide and the author is Dr Warren Andiman.
In addition to authoring this book, Dr Andiman is Professor emeritus of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Public Health at the Yale Schools of Medicine and Public Health. He’s been on their faculties for 42 years.
- Flashback: Discussing the West Africa Ebola outbreak (Circa 2014)
- Monkeypox Flashback: 2003 outbreak in the US
- Lassa fever: An interview with Dr Judy Stone
- Everything you wanted to know about rabies
- MERS: Will it ever spread out of the Arabian peninsula such that the rest of the world should be concerned?
- The 1918 Influenza Pandemic: A short history and lessons learned
- Plasmodium falciparum, cerebral malaria and blackwater fever
- Schistosomiasis: In terms of impact, it’s second only to malaria as the most devastating parasitic disease
- The Global Virome Project: Providing timely data to battle future pandemics
- Thoughts on the eradicator of smallpox: ‘You can argue that he’s may of saved more lives than any other single human being in human history’
- Bioterrorism, antibiotic resistance and pandemic flu: Discussing ‘Deadliest Enemy’
- Hantavirus: An interview with Dr Paul Ettestad
Intro music: “Rapture” by Ross Bugden