Robert Herriman

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Taenia solium is a tapeworm that people get from eating raw or undercooked “measly pork”. The pork meat has cysticerci (the larval stage) which in the human intestine mature to an adult tapeworm. Here...

Just months after the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at São Francisco Xavier Hospital in Lisbon ended, another Lisbon area hospital is reporting an outbreak of the bacterial infection. Health...

My guest on today’s podcast says that while there were many successes in human development in 2017, arguably, the most significant achievements of the last 12 months were in global health. Public...

This podcast is from a February 2015 radio interview with Sybil Meister. Sybil is the mother of  Koral Reef Meister Pier, a young lady from California who contracted the rarely encountered parasite, Balamuthia...

Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. , a commercial-stage company developing and commercializing novel antibiotics to treat serious bacterial infections, today announced the U.S. launch of intravenous and oral formulations...

An outbreak of typhoid fever was confirmed last October in the Zimbabwe capital of Harare and since that time some 2,444 suspect and confirmed cases have been reported. The outbreak is mainly in the western...

After reporting just under 70,000 cases of the viral infection, hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in 2016, cases increased several time in 2017, according to data from the National Institute of Infectious...

After all the headlines that came across my desk the past week or more concerning a “Japanese broad tapeworm” case in California in a daily raw sushi eater, I figured that would be the end...

During the last five years, Italian health officials reported slightly more than 10,000 measles cases (10,065) and 2017 accounted for about half of this total. According to the Ministero della Salute...

The internet has been flooded by every possible news source covering a story about a man, who claimed he ate sushi daily, who presented to his doctor a 5 ½ ft long tapeworm. This is from a podcast called...