Robert Herriman

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Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have found evidence that the most difficult C. difficile cases, known as multiple recurring C. difficile infections...

For nearly a year between July 2016 and May 2017, Alaska health officials reported two outbreaks of trichinellosis in the Norton Sound region associated with consumption of raw or undercooked walrus...

A recent study published in the Entomological Society of America’s Journal of Medical Entomology  demonstrates the duration of attachment of a single nymphal blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis) needed...

According to a post from Ann C. Bracken, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Clinical Medical Services, Dartmouth College Health Service, a student has been confirmed with mumps. The infected student is in isolation...

Rabies in Bataan Officials in Bataan province in Central Luzon, Philippines are appealing to dog owners to get their pets vaccinated after three people died after being bitten by rabid dogs. Bataan Governor...

23andMe is a popular company that offers genomic analysis for customers using a saliva sample. They offer ancestry testing and health and ancestry testing for 100-200 dollars. My guest for this show, health...

Officials with the Sindh health ministry confirmed an additional death due to infection with the “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri on Tuesday, according to multiple media accounts. The...

Rabies is among the deadliest communicable diseases in the world with a case-fatality rate of ~100% with out post exposure treatment and vaccination. People usually get rabies from the bite of a rabid...

For the first time since 2014, Lebanon health officials reported a Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) case, according to a Lebanon Ministry of Health press release (computer translated). According...

On Sunday’s airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, we looked at the new fluoroquinolone antibiotic, Baxdela, which garnered FDA approval recently. Assistant Professor of Medicine,...