The talk radio program on infectious diseases is back in the Tampa Bay area. Starting this November, the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show has returned to the Tampa airwaves with “all the news about...

As the peak of media coverage of the Ebola situation has dropped precipitously since mid-October, as Mediaite most aptly pointed out recently, there is still plenty being said about the situation here...

Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary The recent surge in MERS cases (48+ cases over 60 days), after a very quiet July and August, serves as a reminder that not only does the MERS coronavirus...

Pharyngitis is a sore throat caused by an infection or inflammation of the back of the throat or the pharynx. Most people associate pharyngitis with strep throat; however, there a numerous microbial causes...

It’s been a while since I took a look at important, and not so important “quotable quotes” concerning Ebola issues here and abroad. In the United States, much has been made of the nurse...

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The following was published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Thursday to assist health practitioners when making the decision to discharge a suspected Ebola patient: The decision...

Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary Despite its horrific impact on West Africa, Ebola – since it is not an `airborne virus’ – is unlikely to spark the next great pandemic.  None...

The US Government has issued a moratorium on gain-of-function research in viral disease labs across the country.  This moratorium suspends all funding for research that involves giving viruses such as...

A report by a website called, National Report published four days ago, saying that 17 kindergarten students fell violently ill and tested positive for the Ebola virus in Wortham, TX is absolutely false. The...

Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary Roughly six weeks ago, after a relatively quiet July and August, we began to see a slow uptick in the number of MERS-CoV infections being reported out...