Robert Herriman

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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...

Here are the top five posts on Outbreak News Today for the week Oct. 6 through Oct 12: 5. Antibiotic overprescribing: Nearly half of outpatient prescriptions written without infection diagnosis Research...

Balamuthia mandrillarisis a free-living ameba that can cause a serious encephalitis infection of the brain. It is thought to enter the body when soil containing Balamuthia comes in contact with skin...

Minnesota state health officials reported recently on a number of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) cases in children that occurred in the past month. What is acute flaccid myelitis and what is the situation...

A new study led by a Tulane University researcher and recently published in the journal, Lancet Infectious Diseases, could change the way doctors treat the common, sexually transmitted parasite, Trichomonas...

It was a huge news week in infectious disease and we cover some of the biggest stories here on the show today. I go over the odd report on a father-to-son HIV transmission in a very atypical way. The...