Robert Herriman

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On the Sunday, Nov. 12 airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, several important topics were covered to include Clostrifium difficile infection (CDI), pandemic preparedness and a look back...

While Lyme disease cases in Maine appear steady according to 5-year averages through September (1,039 cases YTD), another tick-borne disease has seen a dramatic increase in the past five years. The bacteria...

A 28-year-old woman from Poti, Georgia has become the second human anthrax fatality of the year, according to a Russian news source (computer translated). Epidemiologist of the regional laboratory of...

In a follow-up on the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at the São Francisco Xavier Hospital in Lisbon,  the General Directorate of Health (DGS) is now reporting the number of people affected by...

A measles outbreak has been reported by health officials in Ukraine. The most recent data in 2017 shows that as of the end of July, Ukraine has reported 1,386 cases of measles, compared to 10 cases in...

November is Clostridium difficile Awareness Month . The C. diff foundation says over 41 individuals lose their life to a Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in the United States of America alone every...

With all eyes on Nigeria as they battle a monkeypox outbreak that has affected at least 38 people to date, which even prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to send a team, I wanted...

Today in our running series on parasites, the topic will be the trematode or fluke, Clonorchis sinensis. Clonorchis sinensis, also known as the “Chinese liver fluke” or “Oriental liver fluke”,...

The number of confirmed monkeypox cases in Nigeria has risen to 38 in eight states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as of Nov. 2, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). This...

What’s the difference between a pandemic and an epidemic and why is this difference important? What is the difference in pandemic preparedness vs epidemic preparedness? These questions were raised after...