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Arkansas, mumps and the MMR vaccine: A discussion with Dr Dirk Haselow

The Arkansas mumps outbreak is the second largest statewide outbreak in the United States in the past fifteen years and according to Dr Dirk Haselow with the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), he sees it getting worse, in fact, he believes the outbreak...

Bird flu is back: Mike Coston gives an update

The avian influenza, or bird flu situation globally has been relatively quiet until very recently. Avian Flu Diary founder, Michael Coston joined me on the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show Sunday for an update on what has happened in the past month...

Zika news and research: An interview with Dr Vincent Racaniello

In my second interview on Zika for the Nov. 6 airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, Vincent Racaniello, PhD joined me once again to discuss the latest goings on in his new Zika lab at Columbia University. Dr Racaniello discussed some of...

Zika awareness and specific knowledge: An interview with David Abramson, PhD

How aware is the American public about Zika virus? How many people understand the link between Zika and birth defects or the fact that it can be sexually transmitted? How does ones politics effect how they feel about certain public health interventions?...

Venezuela’s health crisis: A discussion with Dr. Leopoldo Villegas

The crisis in Venezuela is immense with skyrocketing inflation rates, food and medicine shortages and incredible violence and civil unrest. The health care crisis has showed us hospitals with no supplies, a lack of running water and electricity, a malaria...

Screwworms: An interview with UF professor, Dr. Phillip Kaufman

The situation with screwworm has grown since September as officials now report some 10 percent of the endangered Key deer have required euthanasia due to infestation and the screwworm has now been found in several Florida Keys. In an interview for tonight’s Outbreak...

Inside Haiti: A discussion with Dr. John Carroll of ‘Haitian Hearts’

Haiti is dealing once again with a humanitarian crisis after getting hit hard by Hurricane Matthew earlier this week. The death toll as of this writing is around 600 and parts of the country has been laid to waste…again. What are the near term and...

Bioterrorism: A history, the agents and more

Professor at Laboure College in Milton, MA and biodefense and bioterrorism researcher, Lawrence Roberge PhD joined me on the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show to discuss a myriad of topics related to bioterrorism. LISTEN to the interview below: Related:...

Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever: A conversation with Dr Judy Stone

The serious viral infection, Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) has made the news lately after a rash of illnesses and deaths in Pakistan and the first locally acquired cases reported in Western Europe in Spain. To learn more about CCHF, I was joined...

Smallpox: ‘You can argue that Henderson may of saved more lives than any other single human being in human history’, Hotez states

During a recent Outbreak News This Week interview with Blue Marble Health author, Dr. Peter Hotez, I asked the infectious disease expert for his thoughts on the life and accomplishments of the eradicator of smallpox, D. A. Henderson, who died Aug....
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