The Director of the University of Texas Medical Branch Institute for Human Infections and Immunity and the Scientific Director of the Galveston National Laboratory, Scott C. Weaver, M.S., Ph.D. joined...

Dengue fever is no stranger to the country of some 7,000 islands, the Philippines; however, 2015 has been a particularly harsh year for the mosquito borne viral disease, particularly in recent months. Through...

Mosquito borne illnesses have become a concern in the United States once again in 1999 when West Nile virus was detected for the first time in humans here in New York City. Since that time, West Nile virus...

With the largest Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in history in West Africa and the first Ebola positive traveler arriving in the United States recently, many Americans are expressing concern over this...

By Maria Corena McLeod, PhD  WSAID interview 10-01-2014 5:00 PM. With Jzohn Alexander Nyahn Jr Executive Director CHESS-Liberia MSc. Development Finance Nimba County, Liberia   As of October 1, 2014,...

According to the Blastocystis Research Foundation (BRF), Blastocystis is a highly prevalent single-celled parasite that infects the gastrointestinal tract of humans and animals.  It has become the most...

Last Tuesday, August 19, I had the opportunity to talk about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the the media hype surrounding it on the TV show, “Off the Grid” with former Minnesota Governor...

The cholera epidemic that began in October 2010 on the Caribbean island of Haiti, several months after the massive earthquake, has accounted for greater than 700,000 cases and 8,500 deaths. The mosquito...

See the collection of interviews I had with experts, bloggers and other sources concerning infectious diseases at The Global Dispatch. ...