Robert Herriman

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As the title of the podcast indicates and as regular listeners know, the majority of the time I focus of infectious diseases. However, I do like to dedicate air time to other important health issues,...

In an update on the epidemic of dengue fever on the island of Reunion, French health officials report an additional 356 cases in the past week, bringing the total to 2598 laboratory confirmed or probable...

In our running series on parasites, we’re going to look at another tapeworm–The dwarf tapeworm or Hymenolepis nana. Joining me is parasitology expert, author  and friend of the show, Rosemary...

Lyme disease season is here. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States, and 300,000 Americans...

The Peru Ministry of Health announced (computer translated) an investigation into a cluster of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) in the city of Trujillo in the La Libertad Region in the northwestern part...

After reporting a large malaria outbreak in 2017, with more than 6 million people affected and thousands of deaths, health officials are reporting a sharp decrease in malaria cases and deaths since...

Officials with the Public Health Agency of Catalonia (ASPCAT) are reporting (computer translated) additional cases in the measles outbreak in the city of Tortosa, Catalonia, Spain. With the report...

Since March, twenty-two Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) outbreaks involving at least 200 horses, predominantly sport horses like Thoroughbreds and Trotters have been reported in France, in the Great West ,...

Since the measles outbreak began on Mar. 20, the Government of Okinawa Prefecture has reported 85 cases. The outbreak was triggered by an imported case from Taiwan in March. Measles is a highly infectious...

New York City health officials announced Wednesday that they are investigating three Legionnaires’ disease cases in three connected buildings at Co-op City in the Bronx. One person has died and to...