With the current measles outbreak going on in the Los Angeles County area, I wanted to dig into more about the topic of the law and vaccines. I invited Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of Law,...

Every two minutes someone is diagnosed with leprosy. It causes nerve damage and muscle weakness that can lead to deformities, crippling, blindness and isolation. Many Americans think leprosy no longer...

One year ago, a couple a guys from Canada started a new website that was unlike anything else out there–truly innovative with some big ideas to publish high quality, peer-reviewed research articles...

Who are these health care personnel that have gone by a variety of names over the years–Medical Technologist (MT) to Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS), which while oft hidden from the public, provides...

About 18 months ago, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began looking into screening blood donors for the parasite, Babesia microti. Officials say that B. microti is the highest-ranking pathogen...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...