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Tragic and Preventable! Congenital syphilis, or syphilis in a fetus or infant at birth, is a horrible disease resulting in devastating health outcomes, including stillbirth. Live-born infants with congenital...

By Robert Herriman  @bactiman63 Three anthrax outbreaks have been reported in the Maseru district of Lesotho, which have affected dozens of cattle, prompting warnings from South Africa authorities. Lesotho...

Do you like science and medicine? Do you like history? On today’s show, you’ll get a great dose of both. I talk to the author of the very informative book, Between Hope and Fear: A History...

By Robert Herriman   @bactiman63 The number of dengue fever cases in Honduras has exploded in 2019 with the numbers as of May 11 topping the total for all of 2018. Year-to-date, Honduras has reported...

By Robert Herriman  @bactiman63 Two people in #Mongolia who died from #plague in late April after reportedly consuming raw marmot meat. Some were skeptical of this transmission route; however, here I...

By Robert Herriman  @bactiman63 Today, both the New York City Department of Health and the NY State Department of Health released updated measles numbers, just following the Centers for Disease Control...

In this news brief, with summertime upon us–hot weather and warming of the waters–I wanted to spend some time looking at the brain-eating amoeba, Naegleria fowleri. I look at the parasite...

By Robert Herriman  @bactiman63 In a follow-up on the Yersinia enterocolitica outbreak ongoing in Sweden and Denmark, health officials from both countries in this cross-border outbreak to a cumulative...

By Robert Herriman  @bactiman63 In 2018, Ukraine health officials reported some 54,000 measles cases and before the end of May 2019, the number has nearly been reached. According to the Center for Public...

In this news brief, I look at the recent human infections with rat hepatitis E virus (rat HEV), the first cases, a Canadian case and a little about human HEV. African swine fever in Asia Hepatitis A...