On the Sunday, Nov. 12 airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, several important topics were covered to include Clostrifium difficile infection (CDI), pandemic preparedness and a look back at the 2003 monkeypox outbreak in the United States.
November is Clostridium difficile Awareness Month and infectious disease physician, Steven LaRosa, MD joined me for a segment on CDI to include diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
In the second half, I played an interview with CIDRAP director, Mike Osterholm, PhD about the differences between a pandemic and an epidemic and why this distiction is important in preparedness.
Lastly, I took a look back at the 2003 monkeypox outbreak in the US, the first time the viral disease was reported outside of Africa. Listen below:
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