Robert Herriman

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Last week we learned of the emergence of yet another mosquito-borne virus. It’s called Madariaga virus and the human cases were confirmed in several schoolchildren in Haiti–the first time...

Earlier this month, the pioneer in epidemic risk modeling, Metabiota, unveiled its predictions for the industries that are most likely to be impacted by a healthcare crisis in the year ahead. I was joined...

Bird flu outbreaks among flocks, pig disease outbreaks like African swine fever. We see this in the news frequently enough. Have you ever wondered what is done with the carcasses of the dead and culled...

Rabies is an acute viral infection that is transmitted to humans or other mammals usually through the saliva from a bite of an infected animal. It is also rarely contracted through breaks in the skin or...

Thailand reported thousands of chikungunya cases in the south last year and in just the first two weeks of 2019,  447 cases were already reported from 12 provinces- mostly from Phuket, Songkla and Pattani...

Here is a look at some interesting infectious disease and health news reported across the globe: Ten health issues WHO will tackle this year The world is facing multiple health challenges. These range...

According to the CDC, Naegleria fowleri (commonly referred to as the “brain-eating amoeba” or “brain-eating ameba”), is a free-living microscopic ameba, (single-celled living organism). It can...

The China Ministry of Agriculture reported today (computer translated) on an African swine fever (ASF) outbreak on a farm in Qingcheng County, Gansu Province in northwest China. This is the first outbreak...

On today’s show, I touch on some Florida news to include the suspected norovirus outbreak onboard the Royal Caribbean vessel, Oasis of the Seas, which as of today has accounted for some 600 GI cases...

Here are the top five posts on Outbreak News Today for the week Jan. 5 through Jan. 11: 5. Wyoming: Rare antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection reported in Cheyenne The number 5 post of the week...