Several times over the years I see media outlets use hyperbolic and sensationalized headlines and stories in serious topics in the world of outbreaks and infectious diseases. Whether it be about plague...

As millions of Americans prepare for Super Bowl celebrations on Sunday, the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) and the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourage the public...

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...

World Leprosy Day is observed on the last Sunday of January every year and 18 years after being declared “eliminated as a public health problem”1, The World Health Organization (WHO) says national...

The internet is flooded with stories about a sushi loving guy and his 5 ft. tapeworm in Fresno, CA that was discussed on a podcast recently. Often when you think of the parasite risk with raw sushi,...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year 48 million people get sick from a foodborne illness, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die. CDC listed the top five germs that...

For the second time in a year, a noted physician has come out publicly equating Donald Trump’s behavior to late stage or neurosyphilis. If you remember last February, infectious disease physician, Dr....

As winter approaches, increasing cases of infectious diseases like respiratory infectious disease have been reported globally. In China, the healthcare systems of many provinces remind people to pay attention...

I have not done a annual “Top 10” list of the major infectious disease news stories since 2013 and this is the first on this website. The number of important and newsworthy events of 2017...

On Wednesday, we reported on the latest on the Nigeria monkeypox outbreak. The next day, the World Health Organization (WHO) offered some additional details on the outbreak. The 61 laboratory confirmed...