On a recent episode of Outbreak News TV, international public health expert and author, Glenn Laverack, PhD spoke to me about the issue and challenges of dealing with disease outbreaks in slum settings. Blacker...

The World Health Organization says during an Ebola epidemic, any unprotected handling of the bodies of infected patients who have died constitutes a biosafety hazard. The burial process is very sensitive...

On Sunday’s program I take a quick look at the chickenpox outbreak in Northern Kentucky, the lawsuit, Gov. Matt Bevin and “chickenpox parties”. A guest on the show a number of times,...

Disease outbreak and health emergency response is a massive undertaking and involves a number of stakeholders in different areas of expertise. One important part of the outbreak response is health promotion. Joining...

Huntington’s disease (HD) is a progressive brain disorder that deteriorates a person’s physical and mental abilities. It primarily affects adults; however, there is a form that affects children,...

On the most recent episode of Outbreak News TV on YouTube, I talk to Senior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, Amesh Adalja, MD. He was named one of STAT’s “13 Clinicians...

Earlier this week, researchers from the Hastings Center published an article in the journal Health Affairs, in which they make the argument that patients should not be considered consumers. The concept...

Mosquito borne diseases. Many probably have heard of dengue fever, Zika, malaria and West Nile virus, but many people may have never heard of Japanese encephalitis, or JE. Joining me today to discuss...

On Sunday’s show I look at a variety of topics that are pressing in the news today. Measles and vaccines are important topics as UNICEF says global cases are surging to alarmingly high levels. Madagascar’s...

Knowing how to prepare for overseas travel becomes more important day-by-day–what vaccines do you need and how to avoid mosquito borne illness are just two critical components to safe travel. My...