Robert Herriman

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On today’s podcast, my special expert guest, Parasitology teacher and author of Parasites: Tales of Humanity’s Most Unwelcome Guests, Rosemary Drisdelle and I continue our look into the wonderful...

An Australian teen was recently diagnosed with a parasitic infection that she contracted some six years ago, according to a Yahoo Australia news report today. According to the report, Carly Goff contracted...

The Onondaga County Health Department had previously not recommended a third measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) booster vaccination for the Syracuse University (SU) community, but things have changed. Health...

In a follow-up on the Marburg virus outbreak in Uganda, health minister, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng said, as of today, the cumulative number of cases remains at three, with one confirmed case, one suspected...

The New York State Department of Health reported an additional confirmed case of Powassan virus, this one in Dutchess County. This recently-confirmed case and three cases in Saratoga County from this...

Today we learned that the Madagascar plague outbreak is spreading rapidly throughout the country with UN health officials now reporting some 1300 cases and more than 100 deaths since August. Last time...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a travel notice today for the central African country of Chad because of a cholera outbreak that started in mid-August. The Ministry of Health...

Health officials in Uganda are reporting two Marburg virus fatalities in Kween District in the eastern part of the country. According to a post by the Uganda Virus Research Institute: Uganda Virus Research...

Nigeria has over 120 million people at risk nationwide for the mosquito borne parasitic disease, lymphatic filariasis. The most populous country in Africa follows only India as far as endemicity. Last...

Plague has a long and storied history throughout the centuries, rivaled by only smallpox. In this podcast, I look briefly at the three major plague pandemics-The Justinian Plague, the Black Death and...