Robert Herriman

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In 2018, an individual who worked in a laboratory in North Carolina contracted the dengue virus while working with the virus. The investigation revealed that the presence of an open finger wound during...

The Health Commissioner of Bayannaoer in Inner Mongolia, China has reported (computer translated) a suspect case of bubonic plague. No information about the patient has been released. This has prompted...

This episode of NEWS TALK with BRANDON & BOB featured insight from Outbreak News Today’s Robert Herriman, discussing COVID-19, good vs. bad coronavirus testing, understanding terms like “viral...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Thailand’s Bureau of Epidemiology has reported a more than doubling of cases of the mosquito-borne viral disease, chikungunya in the country in the past month. On...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews According to data from Japan’s National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID), cases of the vaccine preventable diseases–measles and rubella–are...

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reports that the coronavirus has taken a hold upon Yemen saying “Unfortunately, it is no longer anything but obvious that the virus is circulating widely across the...

Earlier this week, scientists with The Scripps Research Institute announced the discovery of antibodies in the blood of recovered COVID-19 patients that provide powerful protection against SARS-CoV-2 in...

Robert Desowitz, PhD was a scientist, researcher and you may know him best as the author of several very informative and entertaining books like New Guinea Tape Worms and Jewish Grandmothers and Who Gave...

In this clip from the NEWS TALK with Brandon & Bob on YouTube, we look at the recent EPA approval of Oxitec’s genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquito for release in the Florida Keys. What...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews On the recent episode of NEWS TALK with Brandon and Bob, I spend a few moments reminding the public about the swimming risks in warm, fresh water and the brain-eating...