Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) that showed outbreaks of Cryptosporidium (Crypto) in the United States increased...

Foodborne illness is a significant public health issue in the United States. One of every six Americans is affected by foodborne pathogens. Foodborne illness also creates a big economic burden to the...

By Robert Herriman   @infectiousdiseasenews According to the World Malaria Report, there were 219 million cases of malaria globally during 2017, resulting in 435,000 malaria deaths. Drug resistance...

The World Economic Forum believes pandemics could cause a $570 billion annual loss to the global economy.  Recently, the Leader in Epidemic Risk Modeling, Metabiota, released a free tool for tracking...

Legionnaires’ disease is a serious type of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria. Legionella can also cause a milder illness called Pontiac fever. According to the Centers for Disease Control and...

On today’s show I’m going to look at one of my favorite topics–rabies. And I’m honored to have my two guests today, both returning guests. Pamela Wilson and Dr Rodney Rohde have teamed...

Since August 2018, an Ebola Virus Disease outbreak has raged in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, their 10th outbreak and the 2nd largest ever. Earlier this week the disease spilled over into neighboring...

On this podcast, I wanted to look at the once common, highly contagious disease, chickenpox. Joining me today to answer some questions about chickenpox is Donald Kaye, MD. Dr Kaye is  Professor of Medicine...

Earlier this week in Lakeland, FL, I attended an educational program and panel on Alzheimer’s disease–research, risk prevention and other topics were addressed. The event was hosted by the...

Do you like science and medicine? Do you like history? On today’s show, you’ll get a great dose of both. I talk to the author of the very informative book, Between Hope and Fear: A History...