Robert Herriman

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The Norwegian Institute of Public Health has reported two cases of Clostridium perfringens infection in Oslo. The patients reported injected heroin via syringes. Both of the sick have had serious infections...

According the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there has been approximately 2,000 human West Nile virus (WNV) cases year to date. Of the 44 states that have reported...

In a follow-up on the hantavirus outbreak  in the military camps of the Joint Task Force of the Yungas in La Asunta, Bolivian health officials said Friday (computer translated) that so far there are...

On today’s show I spend a lot of time looking at the flu shot/flu season in light of the recent pediatric death reported here in Florida. I look at some disturbing trends and beliefs when it comes...

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has reported an additional acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) case, which brings the state total to seven since mid-September 2018 in Minnesota children. Minnesota...

In a follow-up on the rubella cases in Japan, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases reported an additional 150 cases during the past week, bringing the total this year to 1,103. This is the most...

Here are the top five posts on Outbreak News Today for the week Oct. 13 through Oct 19: 5. Hantavirus outbreak sickens 13, killing one in Bolivia military camp 13 military personnel were infected...

A mosquito-borne parasitic disease, lymphatic filariasis is one of nearly two dozen neglected tropical diseases.  Infection is usually acquired in childhood and causes hidden damage to the lymphatic...

A hernia is a common medical condition that happens when part of an internal organ or tissue pushes through a weak area of muscle, creating a bulge. It is caused by a combination of muscle weakness and...

On today’s show, I look at some various topics popular in the infectious disease news circles including Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). This story has dominated the news this cycle ever since the cases...