Today is the beginning of Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW) 2017. This week, April 23-29, provides the profession with a unique opportunity to increase public understanding of and appreciation...

The Outbreak News This Week Raduio Show got a little “batty” as we focused on two stories concerning our webbed winged mammalian friends. In the first half, I was joined by Micaela Jemison,...

April is federally sanctioned Donate Life Month. It’s an entire month of local, regional and national activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to celebrate...

Last week, we reported on the unusual situation of two locally acquired hantavirus cases in King County, Washington during the past four months. The husband of the Redmond hantavirus survivor contacted...

I recently read of this Loyola University News Orleans Parasitology professor who took a half-dozen of her undergraduate students to Almolonga, Jutiapa, Guatemala to assist and teach villagers, using...

Avian influenza is back in the United States with outbreaks reported in several states and hundreds of thousands of birds culled to date. How bad will avian influenza get in 2017? Joining me on the Outbreak...

Mumps has seen a resurgence in Canada as well as here in the United States. Outbreak have been reported in Toronto, Manitoba and Alberta to date. Visiting Scientist at the University of Guelph, Jason...

Clostridium difficile is the No. 1 hospital-acquired infection in the United States and leads to 29,000 deaths each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The illness most...

Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) is a rare, serious disorder of your skin and mucous membranes. The NIH says SJS affects 1 to 2 per million people each year. It’s usually a reaction to a medication...

The anti-vaccine movement is a disturbingly growing phenomenon in the United States and across the globe, despite the enormous evidence of disease averted and lives saved though the decades. According...