Outbreak News Interviews http://outbreaknewstoday.com/category/outbreak-news-interviews/ Wed, 13 Nov 2019 13:31:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.3 Editor of the website, Outbreak News Today, Robert Herriman interviews expert guests on topics of infectious diseases, research, medicine and health. Robert Herriman clean Robert Herriman outbreaknews1@gmail.com outbreaknews1@gmail.com (Robert Herriman) The Global Dispatch, Inc Outbreak News Interviews Outbreak News Interviews http://outbreaknewstoday.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/Outbreak-News-Interviews-1400x1400.jpg http://outbreaknewstoday.com/category/outbreak-news-interviews/ Tampa, Florida Encephalitis 101 with Becky Dennis http://outbreaknewstoday.com/encephalitis-101-with-becky-dennis-56439/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/encephalitis-101-with-becky-dennis-56439/#respond Wed, 06 Nov 2019 23:08:01 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=40744 Last week, former US Senator from North Carolina, Kay Hagan died from encephalitis caused by the tick-borne disease, Powassan virus. So what is encephalitis and how common is it? Joining me today to answer these questions and more is the president of Encephalitis411.org, Becky Dennis. More information can be found here: Encephalitis411.org Encephalitis411 Facebook page […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/encephalitis-101-with-becky-dennis-56439/feed/ 0 Last week, former US Senator from North Carolina, Kay Hagan died from encephalitis caused by the tick-borne disease, Powassan virus. So what is encephalitis and how common is it? Joining me today to answer these questions and more is the president of E... Last week, former US Senator from North Carolina, Kay Hagan died from encephalitis caused by the tick-borne disease, Powassan virus. So what is encephalitis and how common is it? Joining me today to answer these questions and more is the president of Encephalitis411.org, Becky Dennis. More information can be found here: Encephalitis411.org Encephalitis411 Facebook page […] Robert Herriman clean 21:38
Flu season is here: Time to get your flu shot http://outbreaknewstoday.com/flu-season-is-here-time-to-get-your-flu-shot-23682/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/flu-season-is-here-time-to-get-your-flu-shot-23682/#respond Tue, 22 Oct 2019 01:15:32 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=40502 Flu season is upon us once again and experts say it’s time to get your flu shot. On today’s show, Taryn Chapman, aka The Vaccine Mom, joined me to discuss different aspects of influenza to include symptoms, available drugs and a little virology. In addition, she talks to me about the flu vaccine–the types of […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/flu-season-is-here-time-to-get-your-flu-shot-23682/feed/ 0 Flu season is upon us once again and experts say it’s time to get your flu shot. On today’s show, Taryn Chapman, aka The Vaccine Mom, joined me to discuss different aspects of influenza to include symptoms, available drugs and a little virology. Flu season is upon us once again and experts say it’s time to get your flu shot. On today’s show, Taryn Chapman, aka The Vaccine Mom, joined me to discuss different aspects of influenza to include symptoms, available drugs and a little virology. In addition, she talks to me about the flu vaccine–the types of […] Robert Herriman clean 27:22
Eastern Equine Encephalitis with Steven LaRosa, MD http://outbreaknewstoday.com/eastern-equine-encephalitis-with-steven-larosa-md-52458/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/eastern-equine-encephalitis-with-steven-larosa-md-52458/#respond Thu, 03 Oct 2019 20:11:50 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=40235 Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEEV) can cause some serious pathology. This mosquito borne virus has seen an increase this year in the US. We see an average of 7 human cases of EEE reported annually; however, there has been some 30 human cases to date in 2019. Massachusetts and Michigan account for more than 20 […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/eastern-equine-encephalitis-with-steven-larosa-md-52458/feed/ 0 Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEEV) can cause some serious pathology. This mosquito borne virus has seen an increase this year in the US. We see an average of 7 human cases of EEE reported annually; however, Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEEV) can cause some serious pathology. This mosquito borne virus has seen an increase this year in the US. We see an average of 7 human cases of EEE reported annually; however, there has been some 30 human cases to date in 2019. Massachusetts and Michigan account for more than 20 […] Robert Herriman clean 10:49
Texas anthrax: A look at the 2019 outbreak http://outbreaknewstoday.com/texas-anthrax-a-look-at-the-2019-outbreak-41259/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/texas-anthrax-a-look-at-the-2019-outbreak-41259/#respond Tue, 24 Sep 2019 23:42:41 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=40092 Texas officials reported a large anthrax outbreak in 2019 affecting some 20 premises in five counties. My guest today was in the area over the summer to take a closer look at this outbreak. Joining me is University of Florida Associate Professor of Medical Geography and returning guest, Jason Blackburn, PhD. Other podcasts with Dr […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/texas-anthrax-a-look-at-the-2019-outbreak-41259/feed/ 0 Texas officials reported a large anthrax outbreak in 2019 affecting some 20 premises in five counties. My guest today was in the area over the summer to take a closer look at this outbreak. Joining me is University of Florida Associate Professor of Med... Texas officials reported a large anthrax outbreak in 2019 affecting some 20 premises in five counties. My guest today was in the area over the summer to take a closer look at this outbreak. Joining me is University of Florida Associate Professor of Medical Geography and returning guest, Jason Blackburn, PhD. Other podcasts with Dr […] Robert Herriman clean 27:42
Naegleria fowleri: The PAM protocol with Dr Juan Dumois http://outbreaknewstoday.com/naegleria-fowleri-the-pam-protocol-with-dr-juan-dumois-96108/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/naegleria-fowleri-the-pam-protocol-with-dr-juan-dumois-96108/#respond Sat, 21 Sep 2019 17:01:00 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=40040 In this podcast of a video interview from the 4th Annual Amoeba Summit hosted by the Jordan Smelski Foundation, I spoke to Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist at All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine in St. Petersburg, Juan Dumois, MD. Dr Dumois shared his thought on why the rapid diagnosis of Naegleria is so challenging, he […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/naegleria-fowleri-the-pam-protocol-with-dr-juan-dumois-96108/feed/ 0 In this podcast of a video interview from the 4th Annual Amoeba Summit hosted by the Jordan Smelski Foundation, I spoke to Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist at All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine in St. Petersburg, Juan Dumois, MD. In this podcast of a video interview from the 4th Annual Amoeba Summit hosted by the Jordan Smelski Foundation, I spoke to Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist at All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine in St. Petersburg, Juan Dumois, MD. Dr Dumois shared his thought on why the rapid diagnosis of Naegleria is so challenging, he […] Robert Herriman clean 5:00
Naegleria fowleri: A public health perspective http://outbreaknewstoday.com/naegleria-fowleri-a-public-health-perspective-37444/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/naegleria-fowleri-a-public-health-perspective-37444/#respond Sat, 21 Sep 2019 02:33:02 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=40013 In this video interview from the 4th Annual Amoeba Summit sponsored by the Jordan Smelski Foundation, I am joined by the Medical Director of Clinica Mi Salud and clinical professor at the UCF and FSU College of Medicine, Kevin Sherin, MD. In this short video he discusses Naegleria as a reportable disease, Naegleria risk and […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/naegleria-fowleri-a-public-health-perspective-37444/feed/ 0 In this video interview from the 4th Annual Amoeba Summit sponsored by the Jordan Smelski Foundation, I am joined by the Medical Director of Clinica Mi Salud and clinical professor at the UCF and FSU College of Medicine, Kevin Sherin, MD. In this video interview from the 4th Annual Amoeba Summit sponsored by the Jordan Smelski Foundation, I am joined by the Medical Director of Clinica Mi Salud and clinical professor at the UCF and FSU College of Medicine, Kevin Sherin, MD. In this short video he discusses Naegleria as a reportable disease, Naegleria risk and […] Robert Herriman clean 5:27
Naegleria fowleri and the ER physician with Dr Vincent Valente http://outbreaknewstoday.com/naegleria-fowleri-and-the-er-physician-with-dr-vincent-valente-19003/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/naegleria-fowleri-and-the-er-physician-with-dr-vincent-valente-19003/#respond Thu, 19 Sep 2019 23:50:38 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=39978 Next in the series of interviews from the 4th Annual Amoeba Summit hosted by the Jordan Smelski Foundation, I talked to Asst. Medical Director for Emergency Medicine for AdventHealth, Altamonte Springs. Dr Valente discussed the role of the ER physician and a potential amoebic meningitis case.   Related: Naegleria fowleri drug research with Dennis Kyle, […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/naegleria-fowleri-and-the-er-physician-with-dr-vincent-valente-19003/feed/ 0 Next in the series of interviews from the 4th Annual Amoeba Summit hosted by the Jordan Smelski Foundation, I talked to Asst. Medical Director for Emergency Medicine for AdventHealth, Altamonte Springs. Dr Valente discussed the role of the ER physician... Next in the series of interviews from the 4th Annual Amoeba Summit hosted by the Jordan Smelski Foundation, I talked to Asst. Medical Director for Emergency Medicine for AdventHealth, Altamonte Springs. Dr Valente discussed the role of the ER physician and a potential amoebic meningitis case.   Related: Naegleria fowleri drug research with Dennis Kyle, […] Robert Herriman clean 5:37
Naegleria fowleri drug research with Dennis Kyle, PhD http://outbreaknewstoday.com/naegleria-fowleri-drug-research-with-dennis-kyle-phd-64534/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/naegleria-fowleri-drug-research-with-dennis-kyle-phd-64534/#respond Wed, 18 Sep 2019 23:05:47 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=39964 A major aspect of the 4th Annual Amoeba Summit, hosted by the Jordan Smelski Foundation, was a strong and necessary devotion to more drug research. I had the chance to speak with the Director, Center for Tropical & Emerging Global Diseases at the University of Georgia, Dennis Kyle, PhD. Dr Kyle discussed the research being […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/naegleria-fowleri-drug-research-with-dennis-kyle-phd-64534/feed/ 0 A major aspect of the 4th Annual Amoeba Summit, hosted by the Jordan Smelski Foundation, was a strong and necessary devotion to more drug research. I had the chance to speak with the Director, Center for Tropical & Emerging Global Diseases at the Unive... A major aspect of the 4th Annual Amoeba Summit, hosted by the Jordan Smelski Foundation, was a strong and necessary devotion to more drug research. I had the chance to speak with the Director, Center for Tropical & Emerging Global Diseases at the University of Georgia, Dennis Kyle, PhD. Dr Kyle discussed the research being […] Robert Herriman clean 7:25
Naegleria fowleri: Lab diagnosis with Shiela Black, MHM, BSMT(ASCP) http://outbreaknewstoday.com/naegleria-fowleri-lab-diagnosis-with-shiela-black-mhm-bsmtascp-49644/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/naegleria-fowleri-lab-diagnosis-with-shiela-black-mhm-bsmtascp-49644/#respond Tue, 17 Sep 2019 23:02:58 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=39945 In my series of short interviews with the experts presenting at the 4th Annual Amoeba Summit, I look at the topic of laboratory diagnosis. Medical Technologist at AdventHealth in Orlando as the person that found the amoeba in Sebastian DeLeon’s CSF, Shiela Black, MHM, BSMT(ASCP) joins me to recount the day in 2016, the call […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/naegleria-fowleri-lab-diagnosis-with-shiela-black-mhm-bsmtascp-49644/feed/ 0 In my series of short interviews with the experts presenting at the 4th Annual Amoeba Summit, I look at the topic of laboratory diagnosis. Medical Technologist at AdventHealth in Orlando as the person that found the amoeba in Sebastian DeLeon’s CSF, In my series of short interviews with the experts presenting at the 4th Annual Amoeba Summit, I look at the topic of laboratory diagnosis. Medical Technologist at AdventHealth in Orlando as the person that found the amoeba in Sebastian DeLeon’s CSF, Shiela Black, MHM, BSMT(ASCP) joins me to recount the day in 2016, the call […] Robert Herriman clean 4:06
Naegleria fowleri: The Sebastian DeLeon case with Dr. Humberto Liriano http://outbreaknewstoday.com/naegleria-fowleri-the-sebastian-deleon-case-with-dr-humberto-liriano-71875/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/naegleria-fowleri-the-sebastian-deleon-case-with-dr-humberto-liriano-71875/#respond Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:52:25 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=39924 In the summer of 2016, then 16-year-old Florida teen, Sebastian DeLeon wound up in a Orlando hospital diagnosed with primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) due to the parasite, Naegleria fowleri. In this short interview from the 4th Annual Amoeba Summit sponsored by the Jordan Smelski Foundation, I spoke to a physician directly involved in the successful […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/naegleria-fowleri-the-sebastian-deleon-case-with-dr-humberto-liriano-71875/feed/ 0 In the summer of 2016, then 16-year-old Florida teen, Sebastian DeLeon wound up in a Orlando hospital diagnosed with primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) due to the parasite, Naegleria fowleri. In this short interview from the 4th Annual Amoeba Su... In the summer of 2016, then 16-year-old Florida teen, Sebastian DeLeon wound up in a Orlando hospital diagnosed with primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) due to the parasite, Naegleria fowleri. In this short interview from the 4th Annual Amoeba Summit sponsored by the Jordan Smelski Foundation, I spoke to a physician directly involved in the successful […] Robert Herriman clean 10:05
Naegleria fowleri: 4th Annual Amoeba Summit with Dr Jennifer Cope http://outbreaknewstoday.com/naegleria-fowleri-4th-annual-amoeba-summit-with-dr-jennifer-cope-86763/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/naegleria-fowleri-4th-annual-amoeba-summit-with-dr-jennifer-cope-86763/#respond Sun, 15 Sep 2019 22:22:39 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=39902 I attended the 4th Annual Amoeba Summit this past Friday which was hosted by the Jordan Smelski Foundation. The list of speakers was incredible, the biggest experts on Naegleria fowleri in the country, talking about topics ranging from lab diagnosis to the latest research and everything in between. In this short interview, I talk to […]

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Measles and the MMR vaccine http://outbreaknewstoday.com/measles-and-the-mmr-vaccine-84161/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/measles-and-the-mmr-vaccine-84161/#respond Fri, 30 Aug 2019 21:46:10 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=39664 By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Earlier this month, the World Health Organization released some astounding preliminary information concerning measles during the first half of the year. In the first six months of 2019, reported measles cases are the highest they have been in any year since 2006. There have been almost three times as many cases reported to […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/measles-and-the-mmr-vaccine-84161/feed/ 0 By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Earlier this month, the World Health Organization released some astounding preliminary information concerning measles during the first half of the year. In the first six months of 2019, By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Earlier this month, the World Health Organization released some astounding preliminary information concerning measles during the first half of the year. In the first six months of 2019, reported measles cases are the highest they have been in any year since 2006. There have been almost three times as many cases reported to […] Robert Herriman clean 27:04
Lyme disease: The major players, the disagreements and the IDSA draft guidelines http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-the-major-players-the-disagreements-and-the-idsa-draft-guidelines-64959/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-the-major-players-the-disagreements-and-the-idsa-draft-guidelines-64959/#respond Thu, 29 Aug 2019 22:42:22 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=39636 By Robert Herriman  @infectiousdiseasenews Lyme disease. So much we seem not to know, in many different areas. Draft guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease were recently issued by the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA)–two really big, contentious issues. And of course there are the disagreements of how the various organizations view […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-the-major-players-the-disagreements-and-the-idsa-draft-guidelines-64959/feed/ 0 By Robert Herriman  @infectiousdiseasenews Lyme disease. So much we seem not to know, in many different areas. Draft guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease were recently issued by the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA)–two... By Robert Herriman  @infectiousdiseasenews Lyme disease. So much we seem not to know, in many different areas. Draft guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease were recently issued by the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA)–two really big, contentious issues. And of course there are the disagreements of how the various organizations view […] Robert Herriman clean 25:59
The HPV Vaccine: Talking to The Vaccine Mom http://outbreaknewstoday.com/the-hpv-vaccine-talking-to-the-vaccine-mom-72964/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/the-hpv-vaccine-talking-to-the-vaccine-mom-72964/#respond Wed, 21 Aug 2019 00:41:18 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=39472 By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The CDC says HPV, or human papillomavirus, is a common virus that can lead to 6 types of cancers later in life.  Almost every person who is sexually active will get HPV at some time in their life without HPV vaccination. About 14 million Americans, including teens, become infected with HPV each year. […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/the-hpv-vaccine-talking-to-the-vaccine-mom-72964/feed/ 0 By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The CDC says HPV, or human papillomavirus, is a common virus that can lead to 6 types of cancers later in life.  Almost every person who is sexually active will get HPV at some time in their life without HPV vaccinat... By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The CDC says HPV, or human papillomavirus, is a common virus that can lead to 6 types of cancers later in life.  Almost every person who is sexually active will get HPV at some time in their life without HPV vaccination. About 14 million Americans, including teens, become infected with HPV each year. […] Robert Herriman clean 8:52
Ebola news this week: 3rd province to report cases, Two EVD drugs show favorable results http://outbreaknewstoday.com/ebola-news-this-week-3rd-province-to-report-cases-two-evd-drugs-show-favorable-results-62165/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/ebola-news-this-week-3rd-province-to-report-cases-two-evd-drugs-show-favorable-results-62165/#respond Sat, 17 Aug 2019 21:12:19 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=39413 In this look at the week-in-review for Ebola and the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, I look at the new cases reported in the 3rd DRC province, South Kivu. In addition, other big news was narrowing of two Ebola drugs that preliminary studies show promising results.   Related podcasts: Ebola, PHEIC and […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/ebola-news-this-week-3rd-province-to-report-cases-two-evd-drugs-show-favorable-results-62165/feed/ 0 In this look at the week-in-review for Ebola and the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, I look at the new cases reported in the 3rd DRC province, South Kivu. In addition, other big news was narrowing of two Ebola drugs that preliminary s... In this look at the week-in-review for Ebola and the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, I look at the new cases reported in the 3rd DRC province, South Kivu. In addition, other big news was narrowing of two Ebola drugs that preliminary studies show promising results.   Related podcasts: Ebola, PHEIC and […] Robert Herriman clean 13:15
Singapore dengue cases top 10K in 2019 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/singapore-dengue-cases-top-10k-in-2019/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/singapore-dengue-cases-top-10k-in-2019/#respond Sat, 17 Aug 2019 18:52:30 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=39410 Singapore has experienced several dengue epidemics in the past ~20 years and it appears that 2019 is one of those years. In this podcast, I look at the current situation (surpassing 10,000 cases this week) and a little on some recent historical trends. Related podcasts: Global measles: The numbers are staggering The Vaccine Mom talks […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/singapore-dengue-cases-top-10k-in-2019/feed/ 0 Singapore has experienced several dengue epidemics in the past ~20 years and it appears that 2019 is one of those years. In this podcast, I look at the current situation (surpassing 10,000 cases this week) and a little on some recent historical trends.... Singapore has experienced several dengue epidemics in the past ~20 years and it appears that 2019 is one of those years. In this podcast, I look at the current situation (surpassing 10,000 cases this week) and a little on some recent historical trends. Related podcasts: Global measles: The numbers are staggering The Vaccine Mom talks […] Robert Herriman clean 11:27
Global measles: The numbers are staggering http://outbreaknewstoday.com/global-measles-the-numbers-are-staggering-21454/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/global-measles-the-numbers-are-staggering-21454/#respond Thu, 15 Aug 2019 00:28:25 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=39351 By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The World Health Organization (WHO) reported on some new measles surveillance data this week and we see some astounding numbers of the vaccine-preventable disease across the globe. In this podcast, I look at the global situation and the outbreaks in Europe, Africa, Asia and the United States.   Got Smallpox? Merchandise   Related […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/global-measles-the-numbers-are-staggering-21454/feed/ 0 By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The World Health Organization (WHO) reported on some new measles surveillance data this week and we see some astounding numbers of the vaccine-preventable disease across the globe. In this podcast, By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The World Health Organization (WHO) reported on some new measles surveillance data this week and we see some astounding numbers of the vaccine-preventable disease across the globe. In this podcast, I look at the global situation and the outbreaks in Europe, Africa, Asia and the United States.   Got Smallpox? Merchandise   Related […] Robert Herriman clean 13:07
The Vaccine Mom talks vaccines, immunity and some advice for parents http://outbreaknewstoday.com/the-vaccine-mom-talks-vaccines-immunity-and-some-advice-for-parents-61774/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/the-vaccine-mom-talks-vaccines-immunity-and-some-advice-for-parents-61774/#respond Mon, 12 Aug 2019 23:15:00 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=39302 On today’s podcast, I am joined by The Vaccine Mom, Taryn Chapman. We explore some vaccine basics, immunology and immunity and some good information and advice about vaccines for parents. To see and read more of Taryn’s work, please visit: The Vaccine Mom website The Vaccine Mom Facebook page The Vaccine Mom YouTube channel   […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/the-vaccine-mom-talks-vaccines-immunity-and-some-advice-for-parents-61774/feed/ 0 On today’s podcast, I am joined by The Vaccine Mom, Taryn Chapman. We explore some vaccine basics, immunology and immunity and some good information and advice about vaccines for parents. To see and read more of Taryn’s work, On today’s podcast, I am joined by The Vaccine Mom, Taryn Chapman. We explore some vaccine basics, immunology and immunity and some good information and advice about vaccines for parents. To see and read more of Taryn’s work, please visit: The Vaccine Mom website The Vaccine Mom Facebook page The Vaccine Mom YouTube channel   […] Robert Herriman clean 24:32
Anti-specist says don’t kill mosquitoes, It’s a mother trying feed her future children http://outbreaknewstoday.com/anti-specist-says-dont-kill-mosquitoes-its-a-mother-trying-feed-her-future-children-88778/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/anti-specist-says-dont-kill-mosquitoes-its-a-mother-trying-feed-her-future-children-88778/#respond Tue, 06 Aug 2019 00:29:47 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=39170 In one of the most foolish things I’ve seen in a while, French animal-rights activist and anti-specist, Aymeric Caron said, “People should not kill mosquitoes but allow them to take blood donations”?! Even other activists say he’s gone too far. Never mind the great number of pathogens–malaria, yellow fever, dengue and a slew of others. […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/anti-specist-says-dont-kill-mosquitoes-its-a-mother-trying-feed-her-future-children-88778/feed/ 0 In one of the most foolish things I’ve seen in a while, French animal-rights activist and anti-specist, Aymeric Caron said, “People should not kill mosquitoes but allow them to take blood donations”?! Even other activists say he’s gone too far. In one of the most foolish things I’ve seen in a while, French animal-rights activist and anti-specist, Aymeric Caron said, “People should not kill mosquitoes but allow them to take blood donations”?! Even other activists say he’s gone too far. Never mind the great number of pathogens–malaria, yellow fever, dengue and a slew of others. […] Robert Herriman clean 8:00
Lyme and other tickborne diseases: ‘We need a national public-private strategy’ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-and-other-tickborne-diseases-we-need-a-national-public-private-strategy-12614/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-and-other-tickborne-diseases-we-need-a-national-public-private-strategy-12614/#respond Mon, 05 Aug 2019 22:58:06 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=39167 A week ago, an opinion piece was published in Newsday entitled, A bold plan against tick borne disease, which states that a national public -private strategy is needed. Joining me today is the co-author of the article, Holly Ahern, Holly is an associate professor of microbiology at SUNY Adirondack. A bold plan against tick-borne diseases […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-and-other-tickborne-diseases-we-need-a-national-public-private-strategy-12614/feed/ 0 A week ago, an opinion piece was published in Newsday entitled, A bold plan against tick borne disease, which states that a national public -private strategy is needed. Joining me today is the co-author of the article, Holly Ahern, A week ago, an opinion piece was published in Newsday entitled, A bold plan against tick borne disease, which states that a national public -private strategy is needed. Joining me today is the co-author of the article, Holly Ahern, Holly is an associate professor of microbiology at SUNY Adirondack. A bold plan against tick-borne diseases […] Robert Herriman clean 10:41
Lyme disease: A military experiment gone wrong? http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-a-military-experiment-gone-wrong-38279/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-a-military-experiment-gone-wrong-38279/#respond Sun, 04 Aug 2019 22:10:03 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=39156 Kris Newby’s book, Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons has sparked a lot of chatter, approving and critical, including being the impetus of legislation in Congress. In this podcast, I look at what some critics have said about this thesis and how Newby responds. I also take a look at New […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-a-military-experiment-gone-wrong-38279/feed/ 0 Kris Newby’s book, Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons has sparked a lot of chatter, approving and critical, including being the impetus of legislation in Congress. In this podcast, Kris Newby’s book, Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons has sparked a lot of chatter, approving and critical, including being the impetus of legislation in Congress. In this podcast, I look at what some critics have said about this thesis and how Newby responds. I also take a look at New […] Robert Herriman clean 16:37
Bangladesh: A Record Dengue Season http://outbreaknewstoday.com/bangladesh-a-record-dengue-season-83727/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/bangladesh-a-record-dengue-season-83727/#respond Sat, 03 Aug 2019 17:47:20 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=39145 Bangladesh is experiencing the worst dengue outbreak, which has spread to all 64 districts in the country. In July 2019, there were more cases reported than in any full year. In this podcast, I look at the situation a little closer, the numbers, the serotypes, and the protests and criticisms of the government response.   […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/bangladesh-a-record-dengue-season-83727/feed/ 0 Bangladesh is experiencing the worst dengue outbreak, which has spread to all 64 districts in the country. In July 2019, there were more cases reported than in any full year. In this podcast, I look at the situation a little closer, the numbers, Bangladesh is experiencing the worst dengue outbreak, which has spread to all 64 districts in the country. In July 2019, there were more cases reported than in any full year. In this podcast, I look at the situation a little closer, the numbers, the serotypes, and the protests and criticisms of the government response.   […] Robert Herriman clean 12:22
Japanese encephalitis and the new vaccine recommendations http://outbreaknewstoday.com/japanese-encephalitis-and-the-new-vaccine-recommendations-29387/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/japanese-encephalitis-and-the-new-vaccine-recommendations-29387/#respond Thu, 01 Aug 2019 23:59:36 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=39103 Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus, a mosquitoborne flavivirus, is the most common vaccine-preventable cause of encephalitis in Asia. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published updated recommendations from it’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for the JE vaccine. Joining me today to discuss JE, the vaccine, travel and the updated recommendations is […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/japanese-encephalitis-and-the-new-vaccine-recommendations-29387/feed/ 0 Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus, a mosquitoborne flavivirus, is the most common vaccine-preventable cause of encephalitis in Asia. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published updated recommendations from it’s Advisory Comm... Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus, a mosquitoborne flavivirus, is the most common vaccine-preventable cause of encephalitis in Asia. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published updated recommendations from it’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for the JE vaccine. Joining me today to discuss JE, the vaccine, travel and the updated recommendations is […] Robert Herriman clean 12:57
Chronic Wasting Disease: A Call to Action http://outbreaknewstoday.com/chronic-wasting-disease-a-call-to-action-24514/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/chronic-wasting-disease-a-call-to-action-24514/#respond Wed, 31 Jul 2019 22:02:42 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=39087 Last week in the journal, mBio, a team of experts issued a new call to action, urging state and federal entities to immediately fund research and develop new diagnostic tests targeting chronic wasting disease, or CWD. Joining me to discuss this issue is the director of the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/chronic-wasting-disease-a-call-to-action-24514/feed/ 0 Last week in the journal, mBio, a team of experts issued a new call to action, urging state and federal entities to immediately fund research and develop new diagnostic tests targeting chronic wasting disease, or CWD. Last week in the journal, mBio, a team of experts issued a new call to action, urging state and federal entities to immediately fund research and develop new diagnostic tests targeting chronic wasting disease, or CWD. Joining me to discuss this issue is the director of the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research […] Robert Herriman clean 13:06
Ebola, PHEIC and the World Bank with Laurie Garrett http://outbreaknewstoday.com/ebola-pheic-and-the-world-bank-with-laurie-garrett-36302/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/ebola-pheic-and-the-world-bank-with-laurie-garrett-36302/#respond Fri, 26 Jul 2019 23:49:37 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=39001 In a recent, very important article published in Foreign Policy, my guest Laurie Garrett writes about how the World Bank was holding back funds to tackle the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. An issue not very well known until her article. To look at this situation and more is Laurie Garrett. […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/ebola-pheic-and-the-world-bank-with-laurie-garrett-36302/feed/ 0 In a recent, very important article published in Foreign Policy, my guest Laurie Garrett writes about how the World Bank was holding back funds to tackle the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In a recent, very important article published in Foreign Policy, my guest Laurie Garrett writes about how the World Bank was holding back funds to tackle the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. An issue not very well known until her article. To look at this situation and more is Laurie Garrett. […] Robert Herriman clean 23:38
Lyme testing with Monica Embers, PhD http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-testing-with-monica-embers-phd-94262/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-testing-with-monica-embers-phd-94262/#respond Fri, 26 Jul 2019 23:22:29 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=38997 The National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded a one-year Phase I Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant for $225,000 in funding to Enable Biosciences to develop an improved Lyme disease test. Columbia and Tulane universities are sub-awardees of the grant. Joining me today to discuss this work is Monica Embers, Ph.D., Dr Embers is […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-testing-with-monica-embers-phd-94262/feed/ 0 The National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded a one-year Phase I Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant for $225,000 in funding to Enable Biosciences to develop an improved Lyme disease test. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded a one-year Phase I Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant for $225,000 in funding to Enable Biosciences to develop an improved Lyme disease test. Columbia and Tulane universities are sub-awardees of the grant. Joining me today to discuss this work is Monica Embers, Ph.D., Dr Embers is […] Robert Herriman clean 9:28
It’s Cyclospora season http://outbreaknewstoday.com/its-cyclospora-season-24909/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/its-cyclospora-season-24909/#respond Sun, 21 Jul 2019 22:55:50 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=38893 It’s Cyclospora season in the United States as evidenced by an increasing number of outbreaks and clusters reported in recent weeks. In this podcast, I look at some publicized outbreaks and the work that people are doing to try to minimize these parasitic outbreaks. Related: Toxocara in the UK: A discussion with Dr Ian Wright […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/its-cyclospora-season-24909/feed/ 0 It’s Cyclospora season in the United States as evidenced by an increasing number of outbreaks and clusters reported in recent weeks. In this podcast, I look at some publicized outbreaks and the work that people are doing to try to minimize these parasi... It’s Cyclospora season in the United States as evidenced by an increasing number of outbreaks and clusters reported in recent weeks. In this podcast, I look at some publicized outbreaks and the work that people are doing to try to minimize these parasitic outbreaks. Related: Toxocara in the UK: A discussion with Dr Ian Wright […] Robert Herriman clean 12:32
Bolivia hemorrhagic fever outbreak: What is Chapare virus? http://outbreaknewstoday.com/bolivia-hemorrhagic-fever-outbreak-what-is-chapare-virus-90905/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/bolivia-hemorrhagic-fever-outbreak-what-is-chapare-virus-90905/#respond Sat, 20 Jul 2019 18:08:14 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=38869 Bolivia is investigating an outbreak of hemorrhagic fever, which based on preliminary lab testing indicate the Arenavirus, Chapare virus. In this podcast, I look at the current situation, the transmission, a study on the first such outbreak in 2003 and the CDC’s travel advisory. Malaria epidemic in Venezuela: 2.5 million cases predicted for 2020 Philippines […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/bolivia-hemorrhagic-fever-outbreak-what-is-chapare-virus-90905/feed/ 0 Bolivia is investigating an outbreak of hemorrhagic fever, which based on preliminary lab testing indicate the Arenavirus, Chapare virus. In this podcast, I look at the current situation, the transmission, a study on the first such outbreak in 2003 and... Bolivia is investigating an outbreak of hemorrhagic fever, which based on preliminary lab testing indicate the Arenavirus, Chapare virus. In this podcast, I look at the current situation, the transmission, a study on the first such outbreak in 2003 and the CDC’s travel advisory. Malaria epidemic in Venezuela: 2.5 million cases predicted for 2020 Philippines […] Robert Herriman clean 8:38
Philippines dengue update: A national alert, ‘states of calamity’ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/philippines-dengue-update-a-national-alert-states-of-calamity-29034/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/philippines-dengue-update-a-national-alert-states-of-calamity-29034/#respond Sat, 20 Jul 2019 16:22:07 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=38865 Last Monday, Philippines Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III declared a National Dengue Alert as the number continue to rise in many regions of the archipelago. On today’s news brief I look at the latest numbers for dengue in the country, the increases in costs incurred by the national health care system and states of […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/philippines-dengue-update-a-national-alert-states-of-calamity-29034/feed/ 0 Last Monday, Philippines Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III declared a National Dengue Alert as the number continue to rise in many regions of the archipelago. On today’s news brief I look at the latest numbers for dengue in the country, Last Monday, Philippines Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III declared a National Dengue Alert as the number continue to rise in many regions of the archipelago. On today’s news brief I look at the latest numbers for dengue in the country, the increases in costs incurred by the national health care system and states of […] Robert Herriman clean 11:59
Malaria epidemic in Venezuela: 2.5 million cases predicted for 2020 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/malaria-epidemic-in-venezuela-2-5-million-cases-predicted-for-2020/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/malaria-epidemic-in-venezuela-2-5-million-cases-predicted-for-2020/#respond Thu, 18 Jul 2019 22:20:29 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=38818 In February this year, a consortium of five global health organizations reported over 1.3 million malaria cases during 2018, much higher than numbers produced by the Venezuelan Ministry of Health and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Now these organizations are predicting the malaria situation will only get worse, forecasting 2.5 million malaria cases in Venezuela […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/malaria-epidemic-in-venezuela-2-5-million-cases-predicted-for-2020/feed/ 0 In February this year, a consortium of five global health organizations reported over 1.3 million malaria cases during 2018, much higher than numbers produced by the Venezuelan Ministry of Health and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). In February this year, a consortium of five global health organizations reported over 1.3 million malaria cases during 2018, much higher than numbers produced by the Venezuelan Ministry of Health and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Now these organizations are predicting the malaria situation will only get worse, forecasting 2.5 million malaria cases in Venezuela […] Robert Herriman clean 20:51
Cryptosporidium in the US with Joseph Eisenberg, Ph.D. http://outbreaknewstoday.com/cryptosporidium-in-the-us-with-joseph-eisenberg-ph-d-80144/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/cryptosporidium-in-the-us-with-joseph-eisenberg-ph-d-80144/#respond Tue, 16 Jul 2019 23:04:00 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=38784 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 an average 13% each year from 2009-2017. On today’s podcast, Joseph Eisenberg, Ph.D., M.P.H., chair of epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/cryptosporidium-in-the-us-with-joseph-eisenberg-ph-d-80144/feed/ 0 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 an average 13% each year from 2009-2017. 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 an average 13% each year from 2009-2017. On today’s podcast, Joseph Eisenberg, Ph.D., M.P.H., chair of epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health […] Robert Herriman clean 12:27
Foodborne illness, temperature control and celebrity chefs http://outbreaknewstoday.com/foodborne-illness-temperature-control-and-celebrity-chefs-51941/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/foodborne-illness-temperature-control-and-celebrity-chefs-51941/#respond Tue, 09 Jul 2019 20:53:12 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=38650 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 United States with tens of billions of dollars in losses. Temperature control is essential to prevent the rapid growth of foodborne pathogens during […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/foodborne-illness-temperature-control-and-celebrity-chefs-51941/feed/ 0 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 United States with tens of billions of dollars in lo... 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 United States with tens of billions of dollars in losses. Temperature control is essential to prevent the rapid growth of foodborne pathogens during […] Robert Herriman clean 19:40
Malaria drug resistance: An alternative for detection in the field http://outbreaknewstoday.com/malaria-drug-resistance-an-alternative-for-detection-in-the-field-31513/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/malaria-drug-resistance-an-alternative-for-detection-in-the-field-31513/#respond Thu, 04 Jul 2019 00:47:07 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=38527 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 poses one of the greatest threats to malaria control and results in increased malaria morbidity and mortality. Vanderbilt University biomedical engineers have discovered how to rapidly detect critical […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/malaria-drug-resistance-an-alternative-for-detection-in-the-field-31513/feed/ 0 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 poses one of the greatest threats to malaria control a... 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 poses one of the greatest threats to malaria control and results in increased malaria morbidity and mortality. Vanderbilt University biomedical engineers have discovered how to rapidly detect critical […] Robert Herriman clean 11:03
The Metabiota Epidemic Tracker with Ben Oppenheim, PhD http://outbreaknewstoday.com/the-metabiota-epidemic-tracker-with-ben-oppenheim-phd-82159/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/the-metabiota-epidemic-tracker-with-ben-oppenheim-phd-82159/#respond Thu, 20 Jun 2019 23:13:58 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=38263 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 events that could impact human and economic health. It’s called the Metabiota Epidemic Tracker, a free, new platform to view, analyze and understand events […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/the-metabiota-epidemic-tracker-with-ben-oppenheim-phd-82159/feed/ 0 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 events that could impact human and economic health. 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 events that could impact human and economic health. It’s called the Metabiota Epidemic Tracker, a free, new platform to view, analyze and understand events […] Robert Herriman clean 7:25
Legionnaires’ disease: A personal story http://outbreaknewstoday.com/legionnaires-disease-a-personal-story-80032/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/legionnaires-disease-a-personal-story-80032/#respond Wed, 19 Jun 2019 22:47:15 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=38246 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 Prevention (CDC), some 6100 Legionnaires’ disease cases were reported in 2016; however, this number is undoubtedly low due to under-diagnosis. People can get sick when they breathe […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/legionnaires-disease-a-personal-story-80032/feed/ 0 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 Prevention (CDC), 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 Prevention (CDC), some 6100 Legionnaires’ disease cases were reported in 2016; however, this number is undoubtedly low due to under-diagnosis. People can get sick when they breathe […] Robert Herriman clean 11:38
Rabies: Signs and symptoms, exposure, transmission and diagnostics http://outbreaknewstoday.com/rabies-signs-and-symptoms-exposure-transmission-and-diagnostics-81094/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/rabies-signs-and-symptoms-exposure-transmission-and-diagnostics-81094/#respond Sat, 15 Jun 2019 00:13:15 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=38145 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 up to write a comprehensive look at many aspects of rabies–clinical signs and symptoms, epidemiology, lab testing, post exposure prophylaxis and even […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/rabies-signs-and-symptoms-exposure-transmission-and-diagnostics-81094/feed/ 0 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 up to write a comprehensive look at many aspects of rabies–clinical... 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 up to write a comprehensive look at many aspects of rabies–clinical signs and symptoms, epidemiology, lab testing, post exposure prophylaxis and even […] Robert Herriman clean 49:59
Ebola: Pathology, treating patients and the current outbreak http://outbreaknewstoday.com/ebola-pathology-treating-patients-and-the-current-outbreak-74653/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/ebola-pathology-treating-patients-and-the-current-outbreak-74653/#respond Fri, 14 Jun 2019 23:43:20 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=38142 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 Uganda. Joining me to discuss this and other topics related to Ebola is Mark Kortepeter, MD, Dr Kortepeter is a Professor […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/ebola-pathology-treating-patients-and-the-current-outbreak-74653/feed/ 0 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 Uganda. 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 Uganda. Joining me to discuss this and other topics related to Ebola is Mark Kortepeter, MD, Dr Kortepeter is a Professor […] Robert Herriman clean 24:16
Chickenpox 101 with Donald Kaye, MD http://outbreaknewstoday.com/chickenpox-101-with-donald-kaye-md-51792/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/chickenpox-101-with-donald-kaye-md-51792/#respond Fri, 14 Jun 2019 23:20:58 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=38139 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 at the Drexel University College of Medicine. He is also an Associate Editor at the website, ProMED-mail.   Related podcasts: Medical […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/chickenpox-101-with-donald-kaye-md-51792/feed/ 0 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 at the Drexel University College of Medicine. 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 at the Drexel University College of Medicine. He is also an Associate Editor at the website, ProMED-mail.   Related podcasts: Medical […] Robert Herriman clean 14:08
Alzheimer’s disease: Risk factors, treatments and more http://outbreaknewstoday.com/alzheimers-disease-risk-factors-treatments-and-more-69975/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/alzheimers-disease-risk-factors-treatments-and-more-69975/#respond Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:41:42 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=38121 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 Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. My guest on the show today is one of the expert panelists. Joining me today is Phil Sabel, […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/alzheimers-disease-risk-factors-treatments-and-more-69975/feed/ 0 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 Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. 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 Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. My guest on the show today is one of the expert panelists. Joining me today is Phil Sabel, […] Robert Herriman clean 17:39
Medical history: Vaccines and Immunity http://outbreaknewstoday.com/medical-history-vaccines-immunity-46606/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/medical-history-vaccines-immunity-46606/#comments Sat, 01 Jun 2019 01:09:37 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=37833 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 of Vaccines and Human Immunity, Michael Kinch, PhD. Dr. Kinch is a professor and Vice Chancellor at Washington University […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/medical-history-vaccines-immunity-46606/feed/ 1 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 of Vaccines and Human Immunity, Michael Kinch, PhD. Dr. 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 of Vaccines and Human Immunity, Michael Kinch, PhD. Dr. Kinch is a professor and Vice Chancellor at Washington University […] Robert Herriman clean 47:46
Florida hepatitis A outbreak with Epidemiologist, Andrea Leapley http://outbreaknewstoday.com/florida-hepatitis-outbreak-epidemiologist-andrea-leapley-53063/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/florida-hepatitis-outbreak-epidemiologist-andrea-leapley-53063/#respond Sat, 25 May 2019 02:54:34 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=37670 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports since the hepatitis A outbreaks were first identified in 2016, more than 17,000 cases and 170 deaths as a result of hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection have been reported. Last year, Florida became one of the 20-something states reporting an outbreak and so far this year, […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/florida-hepatitis-outbreak-epidemiologist-andrea-leapley-53063/feed/ 0 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports since the hepatitis A outbreaks were first identified in 2016, more than 17,000 cases and 170 deaths as a result of hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection have been reported. Last year, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports since the hepatitis A outbreaks were first identified in 2016, more than 17,000 cases and 170 deaths as a result of hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection have been reported. Last year, Florida became one of the 20-something states reporting an outbreak and so far this year, […] Robert Herriman clean 7:16
Hurricane preparedness with Mike Coston http://outbreaknewstoday.com/hurricane-preparedness-with-mike-coston-13254/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/hurricane-preparedness-with-mike-coston-13254/#respond Sat, 25 May 2019 02:21:06 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=37666 June 1st is just around the corner–the start of hurricane season. Are you ready? What should you do to prepare? Joining me today to offer some advice and tips in Mike Coston. Mike writes about preparedness often on his website, Avian Flu Diary.   Monkeypox in Nigeria: CDC updates travel notice Measles outbreak in England […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/hurricane-preparedness-with-mike-coston-13254/feed/ 0 June 1st is just around the corner–the start of hurricane season. Are you ready? What should you do to prepare? Joining me today to offer some advice and tips in Mike Coston. Mike writes about preparedness often on his website, Avian Flu Diary. June 1st is just around the corner–the start of hurricane season. Are you ready? What should you do to prepare? Joining me today to offer some advice and tips in Mike Coston. Mike writes about preparedness often on his website, Avian Flu Diary.   Monkeypox in Nigeria: CDC updates travel notice Measles outbreak in England […] Robert Herriman clean 21:49
Lyme disease: New study confirms dogs are sentinels to assess human risk http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-new-study-confirms-dogs-sentinels-assess-human-risk-92689/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-new-study-confirms-dogs-sentinels-assess-human-risk-92689/#respond Fri, 24 May 2019 10:18:30 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=37651 New research from the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) gives people and their health care providers a way to assess their risk for Lyme disease, thanks to man’s best friend. The study confirms dogs are sentinels to assess human risk for tick-borne Lyme disease. The study is published in the journal, Geospatial Health. Joining me to discuss the […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-new-study-confirms-dogs-sentinels-assess-human-risk-92689/feed/ 0 New research from the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) gives people and their health care providers a way to assess their risk for Lyme disease, thanks to man’s best friend. The study confirms dogs are sentinels to assess human risk for tick-bo... New research from the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) gives people and their health care providers a way to assess their risk for Lyme disease, thanks to man’s best friend. The study confirms dogs are sentinels to assess human risk for tick-borne Lyme disease. The study is published in the journal, Geospatial Health. Joining me to discuss the […] Robert Herriman clean 8:30
Myositis with Dr. Cheilonda Johnson http://outbreaknewstoday.com/myositis-dr-cheilonda-johnson-57546/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/myositis-dr-cheilonda-johnson-57546/#respond Fri, 24 May 2019 09:40:18 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=37646 May is Myositis Awareness Month and on today’s show I want to take a look at these rare conditions and the importance of this month.  In addition, there is a new analysis on how myositis affects woman of color that we’ll discuss.  Joining me to look at these issues and more is  Dr. Cheilonda Johnson. […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/myositis-dr-cheilonda-johnson-57546/feed/ 0 May is Myositis Awareness Month and on today’s show I want to take a look at these rare conditions and the importance of this month.  In addition, there is a new analysis on how myositis affects woman of color that we’ll discuss. May is Myositis Awareness Month and on today’s show I want to take a look at these rare conditions and the importance of this month.  In addition, there is a new analysis on how myositis affects woman of color that we’ll discuss.  Joining me to look at these issues and more is  Dr. Cheilonda Johnson. […] Robert Herriman clean 16:17
Florida, national and international news and research http://outbreaknewstoday.com/florida-national-international-news-research-10002/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/florida-national-international-news-research-10002/#respond Sat, 18 May 2019 09:22:04 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=37510 On the latest Outbreak News This Week, I look at news from Florida and then expand to national and international news, and a little research. The Florida hepatitis A outbreak keeps adding up and we look at the latest on that. I also look at research that lists the 25 counties most at risk for a […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/florida-national-international-news-research-10002/feed/ 0 On the latest Outbreak News This Week, I look at news from Florida and then expand to national and international news, and a little research. The Florida hepatitis A outbreak keeps adding up and we look at the latest on that. On the latest Outbreak News This Week, I look at news from Florida and then expand to national and international news, and a little research. The Florida hepatitis A outbreak keeps adding up and we look at the latest on that. I also look at research that lists the 25 counties most at risk for a […] Robert Herriman clean 50:00
Global anthrax maps with Jason Blackburn, PhD http://outbreaknewstoday.com/global-anthrax-maps-jason-blackburn-phd-41676/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/global-anthrax-maps-jason-blackburn-phd-41676/#respond Wed, 15 May 2019 22:38:36 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=37461 Earlier this week, research was published in the journal, Nature Microbiology, which has newly published maps that reveal, for the first time, where anthrax poses global risks to people, livestock and wildlife. The maps are the result of 15 years of data collection covering 70 countries. Joining me today to discuss this work and it’s importance […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/global-anthrax-maps-jason-blackburn-phd-41676/feed/ 0 Earlier this week, research was published in the journal, Nature Microbiology, which has newly published maps that reveal, for the first time, where anthrax poses global risks to people, livestock and wildlife. Earlier this week, research was published in the journal, Nature Microbiology, which has newly published maps that reveal, for the first time, where anthrax poses global risks to people, livestock and wildlife. The maps are the result of 15 years of data collection covering 70 countries. Joining me today to discuss this work and it’s importance […] Robert Herriman clean 17:19
Measles: Counties with highest outbreak risk with Sahotra Sarkar, PhD http://outbreaknewstoday.com/measles-counties-highest-outbreak-risk-sahotra-sarkar-phd-82258/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/measles-counties-highest-outbreak-risk-sahotra-sarkar-phd-82258/#respond Tue, 14 May 2019 00:07:04 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=37435 Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated numbers of measles cases in the United States and through May 10, 839 measles cases have been reported in 23 states. This is an increase of 75 cases from the previous week. This is the greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/measles-counties-highest-outbreak-risk-sahotra-sarkar-phd-82258/feed/ 0 Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated numbers of measles cases in the United States and through May 10, 839 measles cases have been reported in 23 states. This is an increase of 75 cases from the previous week. Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated numbers of measles cases in the United States and through May 10, 839 measles cases have been reported in 23 states. This is an increase of 75 cases from the previous week. This is the greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since […] Robert Herriman clean 6:27
Naegleria fowleri, Acanthamoeba species and Balamuthia mandrillaris: Uncommon, accidental, yet high consequence http://outbreaknewstoday.com/naegleria-fowleri-acanthamoeba-species-balamuthia-mandrillaris-uncommon-accidental-yet-high-consequence-17573/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/naegleria-fowleri-acanthamoeba-species-balamuthia-mandrillaris-uncommon-accidental-yet-high-consequence-17573/#respond Fri, 10 May 2019 23:50:28 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=37381 On this week’s Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, I had the opportunity to spend the whole hour discussing the three most commonly diagnosed free-living amoeba species that infect humans:  Naegleria fowleri, Acanthamoeba species, and Balamuthia mandrillaris, with someone with expertise in infectious diseases and the unique perspective of a parent that lost a child to one of these lethal […]

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History of Bioterrorism with Dr Lawrence Roberge http://outbreaknewstoday.com/history-bioterrorism-dr-lawrence-roberge-94851/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/history-bioterrorism-dr-lawrence-roberge-94851/#respond Fri, 10 May 2019 01:05:38 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=37356 Bioterrorism expert and Senior lecturer at Western New England University in Springfield, Lawrence Roberge, PhD joined me on the show to look at the history of bioterrorism–from antiquity to contemporary times. Monkeypox confirmed in Singapore, imported from Nigerian traveler Norway reports human rabies death, individual spent 2 months in Asia Reunion dengue outbreak eclipses 9,000 […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/history-bioterrorism-dr-lawrence-roberge-94851/feed/ 0 Bioterrorism expert and Senior lecturer at Western New England University in Springfield, Lawrence Roberge, PhD joined me on the show to look at the history of bioterrorism–from antiquity to contemporary times. Monkeypox confirmed in Singapore, Bioterrorism expert and Senior lecturer at Western New England University in Springfield, Lawrence Roberge, PhD joined me on the show to look at the history of bioterrorism–from antiquity to contemporary times. Monkeypox confirmed in Singapore, imported from Nigerian traveler Norway reports human rabies death, individual spent 2 months in Asia Reunion dengue outbreak eclipses 9,000 […] Robert Herriman clean 41:27
Chagas disease, kissing bugs and the OSU survey http://outbreaknewstoday.com/chagas-disease-kissing-bugs-osu-survey-52876/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/chagas-disease-kissing-bugs-osu-survey-52876/#respond Thu, 09 May 2019 00:08:34 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=37343 The parasitic disease, Chagas disease, and the vector, the kissing bug, have been in US media a lot recently after the CDC published an MMWR about finding the bug in Delaware. My guest today is currently conducting survey work in Oklahoma to estimate the prevalence of T. cruzi infection in domestic dogs and kissing bugs […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/chagas-disease-kissing-bugs-osu-survey-52876/feed/ 0 The parasitic disease, Chagas disease, and the vector, the kissing bug, have been in US media a lot recently after the CDC published an MMWR about finding the bug in Delaware. My guest today is currently conducting survey work in Oklahoma to estimate t... The parasitic disease, Chagas disease, and the vector, the kissing bug, have been in US media a lot recently after the CDC published an MMWR about finding the bug in Delaware. My guest today is currently conducting survey work in Oklahoma to estimate the prevalence of T. cruzi infection in domestic dogs and kissing bugs […] Robert Herriman clean 15:37
Outbreak News This Week: Dengue fever, Measles outbreaks are expensive http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-dengue-fever-measles-outbreaks-expensive-50329/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-dengue-fever-measles-outbreaks-expensive-50329/#respond Sat, 04 May 2019 09:56:43 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=37259 On this weeks program, I take a look a the surge of dengue fever cases in the Americas and southeast Asia. A primer of dengue fever and severe dengue is also introduced. Measles does not just have individual health implications, but a measles investigation can be very expensive in terms of manpower and dollars and […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-dengue-fever-measles-outbreaks-expensive-50329/feed/ 0 On this weeks program, I take a look a the surge of dengue fever cases in the Americas and southeast Asia. A primer of dengue fever and severe dengue is also introduced. Measles does not just have individual health implications, On this weeks program, I take a look a the surge of dengue fever cases in the Americas and southeast Asia. A primer of dengue fever and severe dengue is also introduced. Measles does not just have individual health implications, but a measles investigation can be very expensive in terms of manpower and dollars and […] Robert Herriman clean 50:00
Lyme ‘persister’ bacteria and a three-antibiotic cocktail: A study http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-persister-bacteria-three-antibiotic-cocktail-study-15266/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-persister-bacteria-three-antibiotic-cocktail-study-15266/#respond Wed, 01 May 2019 17:09:59 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=37224 Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that a slow-growing variant form of Lyme bacteria caused severe symptoms in a mouse model, which may account for the persistent symptoms seen in up to twenty percent of Lyme patients that are not cured by the current Lyme antibiotic regimen. In addition, they […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-persister-bacteria-three-antibiotic-cocktail-study-15266/feed/ 0 Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that a slow-growing variant form of Lyme bacteria caused severe symptoms in a mouse model, which may account for the persistent symptoms seen in up to twenty percent of Lyme patie... Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that a slow-growing variant form of Lyme bacteria caused severe symptoms in a mouse model, which may account for the persistent symptoms seen in up to twenty percent of Lyme patients that are not cured by the current Lyme antibiotic regimen. In addition, they […] Robert Herriman clean 20:14
Bacteriophages and ‘The Perfect Predator’ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/bacteriophages-perfect-predator-57642/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/bacteriophages-perfect-predator-57642/#respond Fri, 26 Apr 2019 22:44:20 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=37121 Pan-resistant superbugs, world travel, a love story and the use of a virus to treat a life-threatening infection–and its all absolutely true. The makings of a great book. On this week’s program, I am joined by the authors of The Perfect Predator: A Scientist’s Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug: A Memoir, Steffanie Strathdee […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/bacteriophages-perfect-predator-57642/feed/ 0 Pan-resistant superbugs, world travel, a love story and the use of a virus to treat a life-threatening infection–and its all absolutely true. The makings of a great book. On this week’s program, I am joined by the authors of The Perfect Predator: A Sci... Pan-resistant superbugs, world travel, a love story and the use of a virus to treat a life-threatening infection–and its all absolutely true. The makings of a great book. On this week’s program, I am joined by the authors of The Perfect Predator: A Scientist’s Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug: A Memoir, Steffanie Strathdee […] Robert Herriman clean 20:37
Acanthamoeba case in Michigan with Shahzad Mian, M.D. http://outbreaknewstoday.com/acanthamoeba-case-michigan-shahzad-mian-m-d-81546/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/acanthamoeba-case-michigan-shahzad-mian-m-d-81546/#respond Wed, 24 Apr 2019 23:00:55 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=37092 The University of Michigan health blog recently reported on a Acanthamoeba case in a Lansing , Michigan woman. She was initially diagnosed as having pink eye; however, things got worse and after going to six doctors, she was referred to the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center where she was diagnosed with the parasitic infection. […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/acanthamoeba-case-michigan-shahzad-mian-m-d-81546/feed/ 0 The University of Michigan health blog recently reported on a Acanthamoeba case in a Lansing , Michigan woman. She was initially diagnosed as having pink eye; however, things got worse and after going to six doctors, The University of Michigan health blog recently reported on a Acanthamoeba case in a Lansing , Michigan woman. She was initially diagnosed as having pink eye; however, things got worse and after going to six doctors, she was referred to the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center where she was diagnosed with the parasitic infection. […] Robert Herriman clean 11:14
Pediatric sepsis with Niranjan Kissoon, MD http://outbreaknewstoday.com/pediatric-sepsis-niranjan-kissoon-md-93924/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/pediatric-sepsis-niranjan-kissoon-md-93924/#respond Wed, 24 Apr 2019 22:42:08 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=37088 This week, Sepsis Alliance launched Pediatric Sepsis Week to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of sepsis in children and to recognize the tens of thousands of children that develop sepsis every year in the U.S. Joining me today to talk about pediatric sepsis and the importance of this week is Niranjan Kissoon, MD. […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/pediatric-sepsis-niranjan-kissoon-md-93924/feed/ 0 This week, Sepsis Alliance launched Pediatric Sepsis Week to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of sepsis in children and to recognize the tens of thousands of children that develop sepsis every year in the U.S. This week, Sepsis Alliance launched Pediatric Sepsis Week to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of sepsis in children and to recognize the tens of thousands of children that develop sepsis every year in the U.S. Joining me today to talk about pediatric sepsis and the importance of this week is Niranjan Kissoon, MD. […] Robert Herriman clean 13:26
Outbreak News interview: Vincent Racaniello, PhD http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-interview-vincent-racaniello-phd-65163/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-interview-vincent-racaniello-phd-65163/#respond Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:18:35 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=36982 Virology blog was the first science website I followed, its been quite a few years now and it was an inspiration to me in using the internet to disseminate information on infectious diseases and up-to-date outbreak news. Because of my guest today, I saw real value in this type of reporting or blogging. He is […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-interview-vincent-racaniello-phd-65163/feed/ 0 Virology blog was the first science website I followed, its been quite a few years now and it was an inspiration to me in using the internet to disseminate information on infectious diseases and up-to-date outbreak news. Because of my guest today, Virology blog was the first science website I followed, its been quite a few years now and it was an inspiration to me in using the internet to disseminate information on infectious diseases and up-to-date outbreak news. Because of my guest today, I saw real value in this type of reporting or blogging. He is […] Robert Herriman clean 29:33
Lab Week 2019 with Dr Rodney Rohde http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lab-week-2019-dr-rodney-rohde-75569/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lab-week-2019-dr-rodney-rohde-75569/#respond Wed, 17 Apr 2019 10:05:30 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=36952 April 21 marks the beginning of Lab Week 2019, an annual celebration of medical laboratory professionals who play a vital role in health care and patient advocacy! Joining me today to discuss the medical laboratory profession and the importance of this week is Associate Dean for Research, College of Health Professions & Chair & Professor […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lab-week-2019-dr-rodney-rohde-75569/feed/ 0 April 21 marks the beginning of Lab Week 2019, an annual celebration of medical laboratory professionals who play a vital role in health care and patient advocacy! Joining me today to discuss the medical laboratory profession and the importance of this... April 21 marks the beginning of Lab Week 2019, an annual celebration of medical laboratory professionals who play a vital role in health care and patient advocacy! Joining me today to discuss the medical laboratory profession and the importance of this week is Associate Dean for Research, College of Health Professions & Chair & Professor […] Robert Herriman clean 25:20
Cytomegalovirus, the RUSP and the National CMV Foundation http://outbreaknewstoday.com/cytomegalovirus-the-rusp-and-the-national-cmv-foundation-13892/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/cytomegalovirus-the-rusp-and-the-national-cmv-foundation-13892/#respond Wed, 17 Apr 2019 00:26:13 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=36941 Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is arguably the most common, preventable cause of neonatal disability in the United States, affecting more than 30,000 children a year. My guest today started a Change.org petition advocating for congenital CMV to be added to the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel (RUSP). Here to talk more about CMV, the petition and […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/cytomegalovirus-the-rusp-and-the-national-cmv-foundation-13892/feed/ 0 Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is arguably the most common, preventable cause of neonatal disability in the United States, affecting more than 30,000 children a year. My guest today started a Change. Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is arguably the most common, preventable cause of neonatal disability in the United States, affecting more than 30,000 children a year. My guest today started a Change.org petition advocating for congenital CMV to be added to the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel (RUSP). Here to talk more about CMV, the petition and […] Robert Herriman clean 11:40
NYC measles and mandatory vaccinations http://outbreaknewstoday.com/nyc-measles-mandatory-vaccinations-26044/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/nyc-measles-mandatory-vaccinations-26044/#respond Sat, 13 Apr 2019 11:27:50 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=36859 On this weekends show I look at the most controversial news story of the past week–the public health emergency in select zip codes in the neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn in light of the rapidly growing measles outbreak primarily among the Orthodox Jewish community. In addition, the health order says unvaccinated individuals living in those ZIP […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/nyc-measles-mandatory-vaccinations-26044/feed/ 0 On this weekends show I look at the most controversial news story of the past week–the public health emergency in select zip codes in the neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn in light of the rapidly growing measles outbreak primarily among the Orthod... On this weekends show I look at the most controversial news story of the past week–the public health emergency in select zip codes in the neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn in light of the rapidly growing measles outbreak primarily among the Orthodox Jewish community. In addition, the health order says unvaccinated individuals living in those ZIP […] Robert Herriman clean 25:00
Venezuela outbreaks: Interview on the Captain’s America: First Watch http://outbreaknewstoday.com/venezuela-outbreaks-interview-captains-america-first-watch-23845/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/venezuela-outbreaks-interview-captains-america-first-watch-23845/#respond Tue, 09 Apr 2019 10:28:30 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=36788 This morning, I was a guest for a segment on the Venezuela health and outbreak crisis on the Captain’s America: Third Watch with Capt. Matt Bruce. During the ~7-8 minute segment, I discussed the outbreaks of the vaccine-preventable diseases, measles and diphtheria and the vector-borne disease, malaria affecting Venezuela and other countries in the region. […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/venezuela-outbreaks-interview-captains-america-first-watch-23845/feed/ 0 This morning, I was a guest for a segment on the Venezuela health and outbreak crisis on the Captain’s America: Third Watch with Capt. Matt Bruce. During the ~7-8 minute segment, I discussed the outbreaks of the vaccine-preventable diseases, This morning, I was a guest for a segment on the Venezuela health and outbreak crisis on the Captain’s America: Third Watch with Capt. Matt Bruce. During the ~7-8 minute segment, I discussed the outbreaks of the vaccine-preventable diseases, measles and diphtheria and the vector-borne disease, malaria affecting Venezuela and other countries in the region. […] Robert Herriman clean 7:57
Enterovirus D68: ‘No evidence it’s an imported disease’ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/enterovirus-d68-no-evidence-imported-disease-89846/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/enterovirus-d68-no-evidence-imported-disease-89846/#respond Mon, 08 Apr 2019 09:53:18 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=36767 Since 2014, some media and radio personalities have attributed the increase in Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) cases in the US to immigrant children from Central America. The latest was a segment last week on the Savage Nation with Michael Savage, a very popular talk radio program. What is EV-D68 and is it an imported disease from […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/enterovirus-d68-no-evidence-imported-disease-89846/feed/ 0 Since 2014, some media and radio personalities have attributed the increase in Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) cases in the US to immigrant children from Central America. The latest was a segment last week on the Savage Nation with Michael Savage, Since 2014, some media and radio personalities have attributed the increase in Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) cases in the US to immigrant children from Central America. The latest was a segment last week on the Savage Nation with Michael Savage, a very popular talk radio program. What is EV-D68 and is it an imported disease from […] Robert Herriman clean 14:13
Infectious disease news brief: Florida Hepatitis A outbreak http://outbreaknewstoday.com/infectious-disease-news-brief-florida-hepatitis-outbreak-21780/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/infectious-disease-news-brief-florida-hepatitis-outbreak-21780/#respond Sat, 06 Apr 2019 18:23:37 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=36742 The hepatitis A outbreak in Florida is growing and in this news brief I look at the latest numbers and talk about the vaccine.

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/infectious-disease-news-brief-florida-hepatitis-outbreak-21780/feed/ 0 The hepatitis A outbreak in Florida is growing and in this news brief I look at the latest numbers and talk about the vaccine. The hepatitis A outbreak in Florida is growing and in this news brief I look at the latest numbers and talk about the vaccine. Robert Herriman clean 5:46
Lyme disease, ticks and the ecology with Richard Ostfeld, PhD http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-ticks-ecology-richard-ostfeld-phd-59313/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-ticks-ecology-richard-ostfeld-phd-59313/#respond Fri, 05 Apr 2019 23:18:21 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=36714 Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania government warned the public that as the weather gets warmer and you spend more time outdoors, be aware of ticks and Lyme disease. Pennsylvania has reported the ticks that carry Lyme disease and other infectious agents in all 67 counties and has reported at or near the top of all […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-ticks-ecology-richard-ostfeld-phd-59313/feed/ 0 Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania government warned the public that as the weather gets warmer and you spend more time outdoors, be aware of ticks and Lyme disease. Pennsylvania has reported the ticks that carry Lyme disease and other infectious agen... Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania government warned the public that as the weather gets warmer and you spend more time outdoors, be aware of ticks and Lyme disease. Pennsylvania has reported the ticks that carry Lyme disease and other infectious agents in all 67 counties and has reported at or near the top of all […] Robert Herriman clean 15:03
Polio eradication successes and struggles, Unusual infectious disease news http://outbreaknewstoday.com/polio-eradication-successes-struggles-unusual-infectious-disease-news-86729/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/polio-eradication-successes-struggles-unusual-infectious-disease-news-86729/#respond Fri, 05 Apr 2019 23:04:14 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=36721 On this weekends Outbreak News This Week Radio show, I spend the first half talking to World Health Organization (WHO) spokesperson for polio eradication, Oliver Rosenbauer. During the interview, Mr Rosenbauer discusses some history on polio, including the introduction of the vaccine, the different vaccines and the purposes and differences and the situation and difficulties […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/polio-eradication-successes-struggles-unusual-infectious-disease-news-86729/feed/ 0 On this weekends Outbreak News This Week Radio show, I spend the first half talking to World Health Organization (WHO) spokesperson for polio eradication, Oliver Rosenbauer. During the interview, Mr Rosenbauer discusses some history on polio, On this weekends Outbreak News This Week Radio show, I spend the first half talking to World Health Organization (WHO) spokesperson for polio eradication, Oliver Rosenbauer. During the interview, Mr Rosenbauer discusses some history on polio, including the introduction of the vaccine, the different vaccines and the purposes and differences and the situation and difficulties […] Robert Herriman clean 50:00
Chronic Wasting Disease and the CIDRAP program http://outbreaknewstoday.com/chronic-wasting-disease-cidrap-program-52848/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/chronic-wasting-disease-cidrap-program-52848/#respond Mon, 01 Apr 2019 22:47:29 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=36627 Chronic wasting disease, or CWD is a prion disease that affects several cervid species: deer, elk, reindeer, sika deer and moose. It has been found in some areas of North America, including three provinces in Canada and at least 26 states. My guest today has expressed concern that it is probable that human cases of […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/chronic-wasting-disease-cidrap-program-52848/feed/ 0 Chronic wasting disease, or CWD is a prion disease that affects several cervid species: deer, elk, reindeer, sika deer and moose. It has been found in some areas of North America, including three provinces in Canada and at least 26 states. Chronic wasting disease, or CWD is a prion disease that affects several cervid species: deer, elk, reindeer, sika deer and moose. It has been found in some areas of North America, including three provinces in Canada and at least 26 states. My guest today has expressed concern that it is probable that human cases of […] Robert Herriman clean 11:18
Asian longhorned ticks with Maria Diuk-Wasser, PhD http://outbreaknewstoday.com/asian-longhorned-ticks-with-maria-diuk-wasser-phd-54524/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/asian-longhorned-ticks-with-maria-diuk-wasser-phd-54524/#respond Sat, 30 Mar 2019 18:35:27 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=36592 The Asian Longhorned Tick made its appearance in the United States recently and has since been found in a number of states. The emergence of these ticks represent a potential threat for livestock, wildlife, and human health, according to experts. In a new study published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, researchers say the infestation in Staten […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/asian-longhorned-ticks-with-maria-diuk-wasser-phd-54524/feed/ 0 The Asian Longhorned Tick made its appearance in the United States recently and has since been found in a number of states. The emergence of these ticks represent a potential threat for livestock, wildlife, and human health, according to experts. The Asian Longhorned Tick made its appearance in the United States recently and has since been found in a number of states. The emergence of these ticks represent a potential threat for livestock, wildlife, and human health, according to experts. In a new study published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, researchers say the infestation in Staten […] Robert Herriman clean 8:33
Outbreak News This Week Radio Show: Rockland measles outbreak, RFK Jr., Health promotion http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-radio-show-rockland-measles-outbreak-rfk-jr-health-promotion-78820/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-radio-show-rockland-measles-outbreak-rfk-jr-health-promotion-78820/#respond Fri, 29 Mar 2019 23:59:16 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=36568 On Sunday’s show I look at the recent news from Rockland County, New York where the County Executive, Ed Day declared a county wide State of Emergency, which effectively banned all unvaccinated people 18 years and younger from entering public places for 30 days or until they get vaccinated. I also looked at the legal implications […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-radio-show-rockland-measles-outbreak-rfk-jr-health-promotion-78820/feed/ 0 On Sunday’s show I look at the recent news from Rockland County, New York where the County Executive, Ed Day declared a county wide State of Emergency, which effectively banned all unvaccinated people 18 years and younger from entering public places fo... On Sunday’s show I look at the recent news from Rockland County, New York where the County Executive, Ed Day declared a county wide State of Emergency, which effectively banned all unvaccinated people 18 years and younger from entering public places for 30 days or until they get vaccinated. I also looked at the legal implications […] Robert Herriman clean 50:00
Organ donation: A look at some bioethical issues with Sigrid Fry-Revere, JD, PhD http://outbreaknewstoday.com/organ-donation-look-bioethical-issues-sigrid-fry-revere-jd-phd-16478/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/organ-donation-look-bioethical-issues-sigrid-fry-revere-jd-phd-16478/#respond Wed, 27 Mar 2019 22:51:37 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=36528 Organ donation and transplantation has been a medical miracle in saving lives; however, the number of organs available are not nearly enough According to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), 113,602 people need a lifesaving organ transplant.   Donate Life America says another person is added to the waiting list every 10 minutes and […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/organ-donation-look-bioethical-issues-sigrid-fry-revere-jd-phd-16478/feed/ 0 Organ donation and transplantation has been a medical miracle in saving lives; however, the number of organs available are not nearly enough According to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), 113,602 people need a lifesaving organ transplant. Organ donation and transplantation has been a medical miracle in saving lives; however, the number of organs available are not nearly enough According to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), 113,602 people need a lifesaving organ transplant.   Donate Life America says another person is added to the waiting list every 10 minutes and […] Robert Herriman clean 28:43
Ticks with Daniel ‘Tick Man Dan’ Wolff http://outbreaknewstoday.com/ticks-daniel-tick-man-dan-wolff-99903/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/ticks-daniel-tick-man-dan-wolff-99903/#respond Sun, 24 Mar 2019 21:46:26 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=36483 In this 2015 interview from the radio show, I talk to the owner at TickEase, Inc., Daniel “Tick Man Dan” Wolff who gives a primer on ticks, including tick prevention and removal. Visit Dan’s website for more information on ticks and the TickEase tweezer at TickEase.com. Tick Man Dan says check yourself for ticks and, “Don’t Neglect […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/ticks-daniel-tick-man-dan-wolff-99903/feed/ 0 In this 2015 interview from the radio show, I talk to the owner at TickEase, Inc., Daniel “Tick Man Dan” Wolff who gives a primer on ticks, including tick prevention and removal. Visit Dan’s website for more information on ticks and the TickEase tweeze... In this 2015 interview from the radio show, I talk to the owner at TickEase, Inc., Daniel “Tick Man Dan” Wolff who gives a primer on ticks, including tick prevention and removal. Visit Dan’s website for more information on ticks and the TickEase tweezer at TickEase.com. Tick Man Dan says check yourself for ticks and, “Don’t Neglect […] Robert Herriman clean 21:48
Vaccine hesitancy, social media and a federal role in vaccines? http://outbreaknewstoday.com/vaccine-hesitancy-social-media-federal-role-vaccines-64171/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/vaccine-hesitancy-social-media-federal-role-vaccines-64171/#respond Sun, 24 Mar 2019 21:00:25 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=36480 Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) published the Ten threats to global health in 2019 and among the ten is vaccine hesitancy. WHO states: Vaccine hesitancy – the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines – threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccination is one of the most cost-effective ways of avoiding disease […]

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Disease outbreaks in slum communities http://outbreaknewstoday.com/disease-outbreaks-slum-communities-90977/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/disease-outbreaks-slum-communities-90977/#respond Sat, 23 Mar 2019 00:04:11 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=36441 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 than Black: Failing to Reach Slum Communities in Disease Outbreaks

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Ebola: Safe and dignified burials http://outbreaknewstoday.com/ebola-safe-dignified-burials-23380/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/ebola-safe-dignified-burials-23380/#respond Fri, 22 Mar 2019 23:49:33 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=36438 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 for the family and the community and can be the source of community resistance or even conflict. On a recent episode of Outbreak News […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/ebola-safe-dignified-burials-23380/feed/ 0 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 for the family and the community and can be the ... 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 for the family and the community and can be the source of community resistance or even conflict. On a recent episode of Outbreak News […] Robert Herriman clean 4:18
Kentucky chickenpox, Peter Hotez on Joe Rogan and Huntington’s disease http://outbreaknewstoday.com/kentucky-chickenpox-peter-hotez-joe-rogan-huntingtons-disease-26721/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/kentucky-chickenpox-peter-hotez-joe-rogan-huntingtons-disease-26721/#respond Fri, 22 Mar 2019 23:09:28 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=36436 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, Dr Peter Hotez appeared on one of the largest podcasts out there–The Joe Rogan Experience, where they discussed infectious diseases, vaccines and autism […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/kentucky-chickenpox-peter-hotez-joe-rogan-huntingtons-disease-26721/feed/ 0 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, Dr Peter Hotez appeared on one of the largest podcasts out there–The ... 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, Dr Peter Hotez appeared on one of the largest podcasts out there–The Joe Rogan Experience, where they discussed infectious diseases, vaccines and autism […] Robert Herriman clean 50:00
Glenn Laverack, PhD on Outbreak News TV http://outbreaknewstoday.com/glenn-laverack-phd-outbreak-news-tv-83390/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/glenn-laverack-phd-outbreak-news-tv-83390/#respond Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:29:13 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=36428 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 me today to talk about this topic is a leader in health promotion and empowerment and has a distinguished career for more than […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/glenn-laverack-phd-outbreak-news-tv-83390/feed/ 0 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. 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 me today to talk about this topic is a leader in health promotion and empowerment and has a distinguished career for more than […] Robert Herriman clean 36:19
Huntington’s disease with George Yohrling, PhD http://outbreaknewstoday.com/huntingtons-disease-george-yohrling-phd-22757/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/huntingtons-disease-george-yohrling-phd-22757/#respond Wed, 20 Mar 2019 23:56:50 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=36412 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, albeit less common. Many describe the symptoms of HD as having ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s – simultaneously. Joining me today to look at Huntington’s disease is the Senior Director for Mission […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/huntingtons-disease-george-yohrling-phd-22757/feed/ 0 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, albeit less common. 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, albeit less common. Many describe the symptoms of HD as having ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s – simultaneously. Joining me today to look at Huntington’s disease is the Senior Director for Mission […] Robert Herriman clean 24:49
Amesh Adalja, MD on Outbreak News TV http://outbreaknewstoday.com/amesh-adalja-md-outbreak-news-tv-81569/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/amesh-adalja-md-outbreak-news-tv-81569/#respond Thu, 07 Mar 2019 00:46:31 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=36135 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 to Follow on Twitter and in 2015 named one of 5 “Pennsylvanians to Watch” by the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. We discuss […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/amesh-adalja-md-outbreak-news-tv-81569/feed/ 0 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 to Follow on Twitter and in 2015 named one of 5 “Pennsylvan... 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 to Follow on Twitter and in 2015 named one of 5 “Pennsylvanians to Watch” by the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. We discuss […] Robert Herriman clean 31:11
Healthcare not a market? G. Keith Smith MD dismantles article http://outbreaknewstoday.com/healthcare-not-market-g-keith-smith-md-dismantles-article-29572/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/healthcare-not-market-g-keith-smith-md-dismantles-article-29572/#respond Wed, 06 Mar 2019 23:39:41 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=36126 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 of patient-centered care has increasingly merged with the concept of patients as consumers, which “is conceptually confused and potentially harmful,” the authors contend. Joining […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/healthcare-not-market-g-keith-smith-md-dismantles-article-29572/feed/ 0 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 of patient-centered care has increasingly merged w... 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 of patient-centered care has increasingly merged with the concept of patients as consumers, which “is conceptually confused and potentially harmful,” the authors contend. Joining […] Robert Herriman clean 16:43
Japanese encephalitis with Dr. Melvin Sanicas http://outbreaknewstoday.com/japanese-encephalitis-dr-melvin-sanicas-38930/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/japanese-encephalitis-dr-melvin-sanicas-38930/#respond Sat, 02 Mar 2019 00:52:30 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=36021 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 JE is vaccinologist, public health physician and returning guest, Melvin Sanicas, MD   Other podcasts with Dr. Sanicas:  Vaccines: How they work and some […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/japanese-encephalitis-dr-melvin-sanicas-38930/feed/ 0 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 JE is vaccinologist, 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 JE is vaccinologist, public health physician and returning guest, Melvin Sanicas, MD   Other podcasts with Dr. Sanicas:  Vaccines: How they work and some […] Robert Herriman clean 6:27
Outbreak News This Week: Measles, hepatitis A, congenital syphilis http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-measles-hepatitis-congenital-syphilis-35927/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-measles-hepatitis-congenital-syphilis-35927/#respond Fri, 01 Mar 2019 23:34:18 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=36019 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 outbreak is massive and some are asking, could that happen here? I give my thoughts. The outbreak Vancouver, BC has […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-measles-hepatitis-congenital-syphilis-35927/feed/ 0 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 outbreak is massive and some are asking, 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 outbreak is massive and some are asking, could that happen here? I give my thoughts. The outbreak Vancouver, BC has […] Robert Herriman clean 50:00
Staying Healthy Abroad with Dr Christopher Sanford http://outbreaknewstoday.com/staying-healthy-abroad-dr-christopher-sanford-74784/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/staying-healthy-abroad-dr-christopher-sanford-74784/#respond Sat, 23 Feb 2019 01:47:43 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=35882 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 guest today is Christopher Sanford, MD. Dr Sanford is an associate professor of global health and of family medicine at the University of Washington, […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/staying-healthy-abroad-dr-christopher-sanford-74784/feed/ 0 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 guest today is Christopher Sanford, MD. 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 guest today is Christopher Sanford, MD. Dr Sanford is an associate professor of global health and of family medicine at the University of Washington, […] Robert Herriman clean 12:32
Looking at more anti-vaccine rhetoric with Paul Offit, MD http://outbreaknewstoday.com/looking-anti-vaccine-rhetoric-paul-offit-md-55272/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/looking-anti-vaccine-rhetoric-paul-offit-md-55272/#respond Sat, 23 Feb 2019 01:02:35 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=35880 I recently saw an Open letter to Vermont legislators several years ago who were considering vaccine legislation from an immunologist named Dr Tetyana Obukhanych. The letter was resurrected and published on the website called Health Impact News. Basically her goal in the letter is to say that its unwarranted the parents should be forced to get […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/looking-anti-vaccine-rhetoric-paul-offit-md-55272/feed/ 0 I recently saw an Open letter to Vermont legislators several years ago who were considering vaccine legislation from an immunologist named Dr Tetyana Obukhanych. The letter was resurrected and published on the website called Health Impact News. I recently saw an Open letter to Vermont legislators several years ago who were considering vaccine legislation from an immunologist named Dr Tetyana Obukhanych. The letter was resurrected and published on the website called Health Impact News. Basically her goal in the letter is to say that its unwarranted the parents should be forced to get […] Robert Herriman clean 12:41
Resurgence of vector-borne diseases in Venezuela, Gottlieb says states will ‘ force the hand of the federal health agencies’ to enforce vaccines http://outbreaknewstoday.com/resurgence-vector-borne-diseases-venezuela-gottlieb-says-states-will-force-hand-federal-health-agencies-enforce-vaccines-99951/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/resurgence-vector-borne-diseases-venezuela-gottlieb-says-states-will-force-hand-federal-health-agencies-enforce-vaccines-99951/#respond Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:29:13 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=35878 On Sunday’s Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, I take a look at the new review in the Lancet Infectious Diseases concerning the resurgence of vector-borne diseases and the implications for spillover in the region, particularly looking at the topic of the malaria epidemic in the country. I also look at the recent statement by FDA Commissioner Dr. […]

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Venezuela epidemics: From measles to malaria with Dr. Alberto Paniz-Mondolfi http://outbreaknewstoday.com/venezuela-epidemics-measles-malaria-dr-alberto-paniz-mondolfi-68288/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/venezuela-epidemics-measles-malaria-dr-alberto-paniz-mondolfi-68288/#respond Sat, 16 Feb 2019 02:05:18 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=35759 Venezuela’s tumbling economy and authoritarian rule have precipitated an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. The country is now experiencing a more than 1 million percent inflation, healthcare is in crisis with the exodus of biomedical scientists and qualified healthcare professionals. More than 280,000 children are at risk for death from severe malnutrition and according to the last […]

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CIDRAP Director, Michael Osterholm, PhD on Outbreak News TV http://outbreaknewstoday.com/cidrap-director-michael-osterholm-phd-outbreak-news-tv-89238/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/cidrap-director-michael-osterholm-phd-outbreak-news-tv-89238/#respond Sat, 16 Feb 2019 00:48:09 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=35755 My first guest on the new YouTube program, Outbreak News TV is public health scientist, infectious disease expert and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, or CIDRAP at the University of Minnesota, Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH. Dr. Osterholm, who has been a guest on the podcast and radio show several times, […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/cidrap-director-michael-osterholm-phd-outbreak-news-tv-89238/feed/ 0 My first guest on the new YouTube program, Outbreak News TV is public health scientist, infectious disease expert and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, or CIDRAP at the University of Minnesota, Michael Osterholm, PhD, My first guest on the new YouTube program, Outbreak News TV is public health scientist, infectious disease expert and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, or CIDRAP at the University of Minnesota, Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH. Dr. Osterholm, who has been a guest on the podcast and radio show several times, […] Robert Herriman clean 36:14
Measles, vaccines and Ebola with Dr Rob Cohen http://outbreaknewstoday.com/measles-vaccines-ebola-dr-rob-cohen-93468/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/measles-vaccines-ebola-dr-rob-cohen-93468/#respond Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:27:33 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=35699 On today’s show, I want to continue my discussion with experts on the measles situation in the US and vaccines and the antivaccine movement. But I also want to look at the Ebola outbreak in DRC. Joining me today to look at these issues and more is Rob Cohen, MD. Dr. Cohen is a physician, […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/measles-vaccines-ebola-dr-rob-cohen-93468/feed/ 0 On today’s show, I want to continue my discussion with experts on the measles situation in the US and vaccines and the antivaccine movement. But I also want to look at the Ebola outbreak in DRC. Joining me today to look at these issues and more is Rob ... On today’s show, I want to continue my discussion with experts on the measles situation in the US and vaccines and the antivaccine movement. But I also want to look at the Ebola outbreak in DRC. Joining me today to look at these issues and more is Rob Cohen, MD. Dr. Cohen is a physician, […] Robert Herriman clean 21:40
The importance of vaccines with Dr. Libby Richards http://outbreaknewstoday.com/importance-vaccines-dr-libby-richards-44196/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/importance-vaccines-dr-libby-richards-44196/#respond Tue, 12 Feb 2019 02:49:13 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=35690 Outbreaks of measles are currently being reported in Washington state, Oregon, Texas and New York. In fact, the CDC reported that in 2018, 349 individual cases of measles were confirmed in 26 states and the District of Columbia. This is the second-greatest number of annual cases reported since measles was eliminated in the U.S. in […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/importance-vaccines-dr-libby-richards-44196/feed/ 0 Outbreaks of measles are currently being reported in Washington state, Oregon, Texas and New York. In fact, the CDC reported that in 2018, 349 individual cases of measles were confirmed in 26 states and the District of Columbia. Outbreaks of measles are currently being reported in Washington state, Oregon, Texas and New York. In fact, the CDC reported that in 2018, 349 individual cases of measles were confirmed in 26 states and the District of Columbia. This is the second-greatest number of annual cases reported since measles was eliminated in the U.S. in […] Robert Herriman clean 9:49
Measles, infections you can get from dogs and the cost of the rabies PEP http://outbreaknewstoday.com/measles-infections-can-get-dogs-cost-rabies-pep-46206/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/measles-infections-can-get-dogs-cost-rabies-pep-46206/#respond Fri, 08 Feb 2019 19:00:50 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=35622 On this weekend’s show I look at several topics in the world of infectious diseases. The measles outbreaks here and abroad are a concern for many and I look at the latest from the US and the Philippines. I also do a segment of the various infectious disease risks related to dogs. In the second […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/measles-infections-can-get-dogs-cost-rabies-pep-46206/feed/ 0 On this weekend’s show I look at several topics in the world of infectious diseases. The measles outbreaks here and abroad are a concern for many and I look at the latest from the US and the Philippines. I also do a segment of the various infectious di... On this weekend’s show I look at several topics in the world of infectious diseases. The measles outbreaks here and abroad are a concern for many and I look at the latest from the US and the Philippines. I also do a segment of the various infectious disease risks related to dogs. In the second […] Robert Herriman clean 50:00
Vaccines, autism and a very important book http://outbreaknewstoday.com/vaccines-autism-important-book-60445/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/vaccines-autism-important-book-60445/#respond Fri, 25 Jan 2019 02:00:05 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=35369 I just finished a must read book–a very important book in this day and age. It’s called Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel’s Autism: My Journey as a Vaccine Scientist, Pediatrician, and Autism Dad. Author, Peter Hotez, MD, PhD joined me to discuss a number of important topics to include autism, the debunked vaccine-autism link, the huge public […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/vaccines-autism-important-book-60445/feed/ 0 I just finished a must read book–a very important book in this day and age. It’s called Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel’s Autism: My Journey as a Vaccine Scientist, Pediatrician, and Autism Dad. Author, Peter Hotez, MD, I just finished a must read book–a very important book in this day and age. It’s called Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel’s Autism: My Journey as a Vaccine Scientist, Pediatrician, and Autism Dad. Author, Peter Hotez, MD, PhD joined me to discuss a number of important topics to include autism, the debunked vaccine-autism link, the huge public […] Robert Herriman clean 24:59
Vaccines and hysteresis with Xingru Chen http://outbreaknewstoday.com/vaccines-hysteresis-xingru-chen-13387/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/vaccines-hysteresis-xingru-chen-13387/#respond Fri, 25 Jan 2019 01:33:23 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=35367 Despite the resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases and public awareness of vaccine importance, why is it so challenging to boost population vaccination coverage to desired levels especially in the wake of declining vaccine uptake? A new study from Dartmouth College shows that past problems with vaccines can cause a phenomenon known as hysteresis, creating a negative […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/vaccines-hysteresis-xingru-chen-13387/feed/ 0 Despite the resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases and public awareness of vaccine importance, why is it so challenging to boost population vaccination coverage to desired levels especially in the wake of declining vaccine uptake? Despite the resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases and public awareness of vaccine importance, why is it so challenging to boost population vaccination coverage to desired levels especially in the wake of declining vaccine uptake? A new study from Dartmouth College shows that past problems with vaccines can cause a phenomenon known as hysteresis, creating a negative […] Robert Herriman clean 10:47
Outbreak News This Week Radio Show 1-20-19 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-radio-show-1-20-19-58930/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-radio-show-1-20-19-58930/#respond Sun, 20 Jan 2019 13:18:25 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=35294 On today’s show on have two great interviews. First, Metabiota’s director of epidemiology, Patrick Ayscue, DVM joins me to discuss their predictions for the industries that are most likely to be impacted by a healthcare crisis in 2019. In addition, the Agricultural Program Manager with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Gary Flory joins me for a […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-radio-show-1-20-19-58930/feed/ 0 On today’s show on have two great interviews. First, Metabiota’s director of epidemiology, Patrick Ayscue, DVM joins me to discuss their predictions for the industries that are most likely to be impacted by a healthcare crisis in 2019. In addition, On today’s show on have two great interviews. First, Metabiota’s director of epidemiology, Patrick Ayscue, DVM joins me to discuss their predictions for the industries that are most likely to be impacted by a healthcare crisis in 2019. In addition, the Agricultural Program Manager with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Gary Flory joins me for a […] Robert Herriman clean 50:10
Madariaga virus with Dr Glenn Morris http://outbreaknewstoday.com/madariaga-virus-dr-glenn-morris-97338/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/madariaga-virus-dr-glenn-morris-97338/#respond Sat, 19 Jan 2019 01:17:33 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=35262 Last week we learned of the emergence of yet another mosquito-borne virus. It’s called Madariaga virus and the human cases were confirmed in several schoolchildren in Haiti–the first time reported in the northern Caribbean. The cases were documented in a study in the journal, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Joining me to discuss Madariaga virus, the study and […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/madariaga-virus-dr-glenn-morris-97338/feed/ 0 Last week we learned of the emergence of yet another mosquito-borne virus. It’s called Madariaga virus and the human cases were confirmed in several schoolchildren in Haiti–the first time reported in the northern Caribbean. Last week we learned of the emergence of yet another mosquito-borne virus. It’s called Madariaga virus and the human cases were confirmed in several schoolchildren in Haiti–the first time reported in the northern Caribbean. The cases were documented in a study in the journal, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Joining me to discuss Madariaga virus, the study and […] Robert Herriman clean 15:53
Top 3 industries that will be impacted by epidemics in 2019 with Metabiota’s Dr Patrick Ayscue http://outbreaknewstoday.com/top-3-industries-will-impacted-epidemics-2019-metabiotas-dr-patrick-ayscue-25365/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/top-3-industries-will-impacted-epidemics-2019-metabiotas-dr-patrick-ayscue-25365/#respond Sat, 19 Jan 2019 01:00:35 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=35259 Earlier this month, the pioneer in epidemic risk modeling, Metabiota, unveiled its predictions for the industries that are most likely to be impacted by a healthcare crisis in the year ahead. I was joined by Metabiota’s director of epidemiology, Patrick Ayscue, DVM to discuss these 2019 predictions.   Related: The Global Virome Project: Providing timely […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/top-3-industries-will-impacted-epidemics-2019-metabiotas-dr-patrick-ayscue-25365/feed/ 0 Earlier this month, the pioneer in epidemic risk modeling, Metabiota, unveiled its predictions for the industries that are most likely to be impacted by a healthcare crisis in the year ahead. I was joined by Metabiota’s director of epidemiology, Earlier this month, the pioneer in epidemic risk modeling, Metabiota, unveiled its predictions for the industries that are most likely to be impacted by a healthcare crisis in the year ahead. I was joined by Metabiota’s director of epidemiology, Patrick Ayscue, DVM to discuss these 2019 predictions.   Related: The Global Virome Project: Providing timely […] Robert Herriman clean 11:11
Animal outbreaks on farms: How do they dispose of the carcasses? http://outbreaknewstoday.com/animal-outbreaks-farms-dispose-carcasses-93486/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/animal-outbreaks-farms-dispose-carcasses-93486/#respond Thu, 17 Jan 2019 00:40:50 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=35242 Bird flu outbreaks among flocks, pig disease outbreaks like African swine fever. We see this in the news frequently enough. Have you ever wondered what is done with the carcasses of the dead and culled animals on livestock farms and how well do these methods  protect the public health? Joining me today to shed some […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/animal-outbreaks-farms-dispose-carcasses-93486/feed/ 0 Bird flu outbreaks among flocks, pig disease outbreaks like African swine fever. We see this in the news frequently enough. Have you ever wondered what is done with the carcasses of the dead and culled animals on livestock farms and how well do these m... Bird flu outbreaks among flocks, pig disease outbreaks like African swine fever. We see this in the news frequently enough. Have you ever wondered what is done with the carcasses of the dead and culled animals on livestock farms and how well do these methods  protect the public health? Joining me today to shed some […] Robert Herriman clean 37:30
Outbreak News This Week Radio Show 1-13-19 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-radio-show-1-13-19-90891/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-radio-show-1-13-19-90891/#respond Sun, 13 Jan 2019 12:41:16 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=35180 On today’s show, I touch on some Florida news to include the suspected norovirus outbreak onboard the Royal Caribbean vessel, Oasis of the Seas, which as of today has accounted for some 600 GI cases in passengers and crew. I also look at some year end data from the Sunshine state concerning hepatitis A, mosquito […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-radio-show-1-13-19-90891/feed/ 0 On today’s show, I touch on some Florida news to include the suspected norovirus outbreak onboard the Royal Caribbean vessel, Oasis of the Seas, which as of today has accounted for some 600 GI cases in passengers and crew. On today’s show, I touch on some Florida news to include the suspected norovirus outbreak onboard the Royal Caribbean vessel, Oasis of the Seas, which as of today has accounted for some 600 GI cases in passengers and crew. I also look at some year end data from the Sunshine state concerning hepatitis A, mosquito […] Robert Herriman clean 50:00
Rabies: The fatal Virginia case and some important lessons http://outbreaknewstoday.com/rabies-fatal-virginia-case-important-lessons-39146/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/rabies-fatal-virginia-case-important-lessons-39146/#respond Sat, 12 Jan 2019 02:39:07 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=35161 Rabies is a topic we report on on the website often and have discussed on the podcast several times. Last May, we reported on a human rabies death in a Virginia resident who traveled overseas, where she contracted it. Last week in the CDC publication, the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report or (MMWR), they published a […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/rabies-fatal-virginia-case-important-lessons-39146/feed/ 0 Rabies is a topic we report on on the website often and have discussed on the podcast several times. Last May, we reported on a human rabies death in a Virginia resident who traveled overseas, where she contracted it. Last week in the CDC publication, Rabies is a topic we report on on the website often and have discussed on the podcast several times. Last May, we reported on a human rabies death in a Virginia resident who traveled overseas, where she contracted it. Last week in the CDC publication, the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report or (MMWR), they published a […] Robert Herriman clean 15:21
Chikungunya and Lyme vaccine candidates with Valneva CEO Thomas Lingelbach http://outbreaknewstoday.com/chikungunya-and-lyme-vaccine-candidates-with-valneva-ceo-thomas-lingelbach-50815/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/chikungunya-and-lyme-vaccine-candidates-with-valneva-ceo-thomas-lingelbach-50815/#comments Sun, 30 Dec 2018 11:53:32 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=34976 The biotech company, Valneva announced this month about the promising work and progress on two vaccine candidates–the mosquito borne virus, chikungunya and Lyme disease. On today’s show I am joined by Valneva President and CEO, Thomas Lingelbach to discuss the latest on these vaccine candidates. Related:  Neglected Tropical Diseases: Chagas disease and schistosomiasis  Lyme bacteria […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/chikungunya-and-lyme-vaccine-candidates-with-valneva-ceo-thomas-lingelbach-50815/feed/ 1 The biotech company, Valneva announced this month about the promising work and progress on two vaccine candidates–the mosquito borne virus, chikungunya and Lyme disease. On today’s show I am joined by Valneva President and CEO, The biotech company, Valneva announced this month about the promising work and progress on two vaccine candidates–the mosquito borne virus, chikungunya and Lyme disease. On today’s show I am joined by Valneva President and CEO, Thomas Lingelbach to discuss the latest on these vaccine candidates. Related:  Neglected Tropical Diseases: Chagas disease and schistosomiasis  Lyme bacteria […] Robert Herriman clean 10:55
Outbreak News This Week Radio Show: 2018 Year in Review http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-radio-show-2018-year-review-22721/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-radio-show-2018-year-review-22721/#respond Sun, 30 Dec 2018 11:25:40 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=34973 On the final show of the year, I do my annual year in review with a look at the top 10 most important infectious disease news stories of the year, in my opinion of course. In addition, I unveil the top podcast of 2018 from Outbreak News Interviews (as far as downloads) and the top […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-radio-show-2018-year-review-22721/feed/ 0 On the final show of the year, I do my annual year in review with a look at the top 10 most important infectious disease news stories of the year, in my opinion of course. In addition, I unveil the top podcast of 2018 from Outbreak News Interviews (as ... On the final show of the year, I do my annual year in review with a look at the top 10 most important infectious disease news stories of the year, in my opinion of course. In addition, I unveil the top podcast of 2018 from Outbreak News Interviews (as far as downloads) and the top […] Robert Herriman clean 50:00
Neglected Tropical Diseases: Chagas disease and schistosomiasis http://outbreaknewstoday.com/neglected-tropical-diseases-chagas-disease-schistosomiasis-51479/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/neglected-tropical-diseases-chagas-disease-schistosomiasis-51479/#respond Sun, 23 Dec 2018 18:00:06 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=34896 According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)– a diverse group of communicable diseases that prevail in tropical and subtropical conditions in 149 countries – affect more than one billion people and cost developing economies billions of dollars every year. Populations living in poverty, without adequate sanitation and in close contact with infectious vectors […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/neglected-tropical-diseases-chagas-disease-schistosomiasis-51479/feed/ 0 According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)– a diverse group of communicable diseases that prevail in tropical and subtropical conditions in 149 countries – affect more than one billion people and cost developin... According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)– a diverse group of communicable diseases that prevail in tropical and subtropical conditions in 149 countries – affect more than one billion people and cost developing economies billions of dollars every year. Populations living in poverty, without adequate sanitation and in close contact with infectious vectors […] Robert Herriman clean 50:00
Lyme disease, the Federal Tick-borne Disease Working Group and an IDSA letter with Timothy Sellati, PhD http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-federal-tick-borne-disease-working-group-idsa-letter-timothy-sellati-phd-27706/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-federal-tick-borne-disease-working-group-idsa-letter-timothy-sellati-phd-27706/#respond Sat, 22 Dec 2018 00:59:33 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=34874 The Federal Tick-borne Disease Working Group recently released their first report to Congress about one year after the panel first convened. The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) responded to the report in a letter that contained some criticisms of the report. What is the Federal Tick-borne Disease Working Group, what’s in the report and […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-federal-tick-borne-disease-working-group-idsa-letter-timothy-sellati-phd-27706/feed/ 0 The Federal Tick-borne Disease Working Group recently released their first report to Congress about one year after the panel first convened. The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) responded to the report in a letter that contained some criti... The Federal Tick-borne Disease Working Group recently released their first report to Congress about one year after the panel first convened. The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) responded to the report in a letter that contained some criticisms of the report. What is the Federal Tick-borne Disease Working Group, what’s in the report and […] Robert Herriman clean 15:35
Lyme bacteria persister forms, antibiotics and essential oils with Dr. Ying Zhang http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-bacteria-persister-forms-antibiotics-essential-oils-dr-ying-zhang-68865/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-bacteria-persister-forms-antibiotics-essential-oils-dr-ying-zhang-68865/#comments Wed, 19 Dec 2018 23:04:56 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=34846 Lyme disease is the most common vector borne-disease in the United States with approximately 300,000 cases reported annually. It is caused by the spirochetal organism Borrelia burgdorferi. While the majority of the Lyme disease patients can be cured with 2–4 weeks antibiotic treatment, about 10–20% of patients continue to suffer from persisting symptoms. My guest today […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-bacteria-persister-forms-antibiotics-essential-oils-dr-ying-zhang-68865/feed/ 4 Lyme disease is the most common vector borne-disease in the United States with approximately 300,000 cases reported annually. It is caused by the spirochetal organism Borrelia burgdorferi. While the majority of the Lyme disease patients can be cured wi... Lyme disease is the most common vector borne-disease in the United States with approximately 300,000 cases reported annually. It is caused by the spirochetal organism Borrelia burgdorferi. While the majority of the Lyme disease patients can be cured with 2–4 weeks antibiotic treatment, about 10–20% of patients continue to suffer from persisting symptoms. My guest today […] Robert Herriman clean 17:15
Outbreak News This Week Radio Show 12-16-18 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-radio-show-12-16-18-74944/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-radio-show-12-16-18-74944/#respond Sun, 16 Dec 2018 11:45:02 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=34798 On today’s show, I look at a recent study from the Journal of Wildlife Management that looks at the population estimates and management options for introduced rhesus macaques in Florida. When you talk about rhesus macaques, that invariably leads into discussion about the dangerous virus for humans that get infected, herpes B. I spend a little time on […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-radio-show-12-16-18-74944/feed/ 0 On today’s show, I look at a recent study from the Journal of Wildlife Management that looks at the population estimates and management options for introduced rhesus macaques in Florida. When you talk about rhesus macaques, On today’s show, I look at a recent study from the Journal of Wildlife Management that looks at the population estimates and management options for introduced rhesus macaques in Florida. When you talk about rhesus macaques, that invariably leads into discussion about the dangerous virus for humans that get infected, herpes B. I spend a little time on […] Robert Herriman clean 50:00
Artemisia tea infusions used in the treatment of Schistosomiasis: A look at the study http://outbreaknewstoday.com/artemisia-tea-infusions-used-treatment-schistosomiasis-look-study-39992/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/artemisia-tea-infusions-used-treatment-schistosomiasis-look-study-39992/#respond Sat, 15 Dec 2018 03:16:49 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=34768 Schistosomiasis, which is caused by parasitic flatworms, affects nearly 210 million people worldwide, primarily in Africa, Asia, and South America, and is responsible for about 200,000 deaths each year, according to the World Health Organization. A research team from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and several international organizations looked at tea infusions made from two species of […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/artemisia-tea-infusions-used-treatment-schistosomiasis-look-study-39992/feed/ 0 Schistosomiasis, which is caused by parasitic flatworms, affects nearly 210 million people worldwide, primarily in Africa, Asia, and South America, and is responsible for about 200,000 deaths each year, according to the World Health Organization. Schistosomiasis, which is caused by parasitic flatworms, affects nearly 210 million people worldwide, primarily in Africa, Asia, and South America, and is responsible for about 200,000 deaths each year, according to the World Health Organization. A research team from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and several international organizations looked at tea infusions made from two species of […] Robert Herriman clean 13:32
Outbreak News This Week Radio Show 12-9-18 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-radio-show-12-9-18-63974/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-radio-show-12-9-18-63974/#respond Sun, 09 Dec 2018 16:31:01 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=34669 On today’s show I look at the ins and outs of Medicare for All, a single payer, government health insurance program popularized most recently by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and now a number of new progressives recently elected are carrying the mantle with Sanders. I discuss what the program is designed to cover (which is […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-radio-show-12-9-18-63974/feed/ 0 On today’s show I look at the ins and outs of Medicare for All, a single payer, government health insurance program popularized most recently by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and now a number of new progressives recently elected are carrying the mantl... On today’s show I look at the ins and outs of Medicare for All, a single payer, government health insurance program popularized most recently by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and now a number of new progressives recently elected are carrying the mantle with Sanders. I discuss what the program is designed to cover (which is […] Robert Herriman clean 50:00
Enterovirus D68, Acute flaccid myelitis and some of the research http://outbreaknewstoday.com/enterovirus-d68-acute-flaccid-myelitis-research-13966/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/enterovirus-d68-acute-flaccid-myelitis-research-13966/#respond Sat, 08 Dec 2018 00:56:17 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=34641 Enteroviruses are the cause of a number of infections including hand, foot and mouth disease, the common cold and most recently, the condition called Acute flaccid myelitis or AFM. What are enteroviruses, particularly enterovirus D68, what do we know about them and what research is being done? Joining me to answer these questions about enteroviruses […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/enterovirus-d68-acute-flaccid-myelitis-research-13966/feed/ 0 Enteroviruses are the cause of a number of infections including hand, foot and mouth disease, the common cold and most recently, the condition called Acute flaccid myelitis or AFM. What are enteroviruses, particularly enterovirus D68, Enteroviruses are the cause of a number of infections including hand, foot and mouth disease, the common cold and most recently, the condition called Acute flaccid myelitis or AFM. What are enteroviruses, particularly enterovirus D68, what do we know about them and what research is being done? Joining me to answer these questions about enteroviruses […] Robert Herriman clean 13:49
Outbreak News This Week Radio Show 12-2-18 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-radio-show-12-2-18-52064/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-radio-show-12-2-18-52064/#respond Sun, 02 Dec 2018 11:41:13 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=34547 On today’s show I look at two topics that are big–one in Africa and one here in the United States–and that’s the Ebola outbreak in the North Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the large hepatitis A outbreak in a number of states. The Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, the first and […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-radio-show-12-2-18-52064/feed/ 0 On today’s show I look at two topics that are big–one in Africa and one here in the United States–and that’s the Ebola outbreak in the North Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the large hepatitis A outbreak in a number of states. On today’s show I look at two topics that are big–one in Africa and one here in the United States–and that’s the Ebola outbreak in the North Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the large hepatitis A outbreak in a number of states. The Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, the first and […] Robert Herriman clean 50:00
Chickenpox outbreak in an Asheville school: A ‘viral exchange center’ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/chickenpox-outbreak-asheville-school-viral-exchange-center-48409/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/chickenpox-outbreak-asheville-school-viral-exchange-center-48409/#respond Mon, 26 Nov 2018 01:14:56 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=34427 News of North Carolina’s largest chickenpox outbreak since the vaccine was available 23 years ago was reported in an Asheville school, which has grabbed a lot of attention recently. Closer to home, a chickenpox outbreak has been reported in a Polk County, Fl school where a half dozen children were infected. The common denominator among the […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/chickenpox-outbreak-asheville-school-viral-exchange-center-48409/feed/ 0 News of North Carolina’s largest chickenpox outbreak since the vaccine was available 23 years ago was reported in an Asheville school, which has grabbed a lot of attention recently. Closer to home, a chickenpox outbreak has been reported in a Polk Coun... News of North Carolina’s largest chickenpox outbreak since the vaccine was available 23 years ago was reported in an Asheville school, which has grabbed a lot of attention recently. Closer to home, a chickenpox outbreak has been reported in a Polk County, Fl school where a half dozen children were infected. The common denominator among the […] Robert Herriman clean 8:30
Infant botulism and honey pacifiers http://outbreaknewstoday.com/infant-botulism-honey-pacifiers-91840/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/infant-botulism-honey-pacifiers-91840/#respond Mon, 26 Nov 2018 00:52:12 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=34423 The Food and Drug Administration and the Texas Department of Health recently issued health alerts after four infants were hospitalized with botulism after using pacifiers containing honey. While essentially rare worldwide, ninety percent of the world’s cases of infant botulism are diagnosed in the United States, mainly because of physician awareness. So what is infant […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/infant-botulism-honey-pacifiers-91840/feed/ 0 The Food and Drug Administration and the Texas Department of Health recently issued health alerts after four infants were hospitalized with botulism after using pacifiers containing honey. While essentially rare worldwide, The Food and Drug Administration and the Texas Department of Health recently issued health alerts after four infants were hospitalized with botulism after using pacifiers containing honey. While essentially rare worldwide, ninety percent of the world’s cases of infant botulism are diagnosed in the United States, mainly because of physician awareness. So what is infant […] Robert Herriman clean 7:16
Medical history: 1918 influenza pandemic, Yellow fever in the US in the 18th and 19th centuries http://outbreaknewstoday.com/medical-history-1918-influenza-pandemic-yellow-fever-us-18th-19th-centuries-46691/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/medical-history-1918-influenza-pandemic-yellow-fever-us-18th-19th-centuries-46691/#comments Thu, 22 Nov 2018 15:30:57 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=34346 On this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, I put together a show on two of the most important and interesting topics in medical history–the 1918 influenza pandemic and the yellow fever outbreak in the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries. These are older; however, very informative interviews. To discuss the 1918 influenza pandemic is historian […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/medical-history-1918-influenza-pandemic-yellow-fever-us-18th-19th-centuries-46691/feed/ 1 On this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, I put together a show on two of the most important and interesting topics in medical history–the 1918 influenza pandemic and the yellow fever outbreak in the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries. On this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, I put together a show on two of the most important and interesting topics in medical history–the 1918 influenza pandemic and the yellow fever outbreak in the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries. These are older; however, very informative interviews. To discuss the 1918 influenza pandemic is historian […] Robert Herriman clean 50:00
Naegleria fowleri and the Jordan Smelski Foundation for Amoeba Awareness http://outbreaknewstoday.com/naegleria-fowleri-jordan-smelski-foundation-amoeba-awareness-71109/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/naegleria-fowleri-jordan-smelski-foundation-amoeba-awareness-71109/#respond Sat, 17 Nov 2018 18:43:30 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=34239 The Outbreak News This Week Radio Show is prerecorded every Thursday and airs Sundays at 1 pm ET in the Tampa Bay area and worldwide streaming. I don’t typically put out the podcast of the show until after the show airs; however, I wanted for people to hear this particular show ahead of time. I was […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/naegleria-fowleri-jordan-smelski-foundation-amoeba-awareness-71109/feed/ 0 The Outbreak News This Week Radio Show is prerecorded every Thursday and airs Sundays at 1 pm ET in the Tampa Bay area and worldwide streaming. I don’t typically put out the podcast of the show until after the show airs; however, The Outbreak News This Week Radio Show is prerecorded every Thursday and airs Sundays at 1 pm ET in the Tampa Bay area and worldwide streaming. I don’t typically put out the podcast of the show until after the show airs; however, I wanted for people to hear this particular show ahead of time. I was […] Robert Herriman clean 49:45
Bernie Sanders single payer health plan vs. the Canadian system: Some significant differences http://outbreaknewstoday.com/bernie-sanders-single-payer-health-plan-vs-canadian-system-significant-differences-80191/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/bernie-sanders-single-payer-health-plan-vs-canadian-system-significant-differences-80191/#respond Fri, 16 Nov 2018 03:14:31 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=34192 Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has been the most outspoken advocate for a single payer health care system in the US, or a “Medicare for all” system. In fact, he is frequently citing the Canadian system as one to emulate. Straight from his website we learn that Sander’s universal single-payer health care means comprehensive coverage for […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/bernie-sanders-single-payer-health-plan-vs-canadian-system-significant-differences-80191/feed/ 0 Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has been the most outspoken advocate for a single payer health care system in the US, or a “Medicare for all” system. In fact, he is frequently citing the Canadian system as one to emulate. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has been the most outspoken advocate for a single payer health care system in the US, or a “Medicare for all” system. In fact, he is frequently citing the Canadian system as one to emulate. Straight from his website we learn that Sander’s universal single-payer health care means comprehensive coverage for […] Robert Herriman clean 10:30
Trachoma: The SAFE strategy, the successes and a look forward to elimination http://outbreaknewstoday.com/trachoma-safe-strategy-successes-look-forward-elimination-76206/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/trachoma-safe-strategy-successes-look-forward-elimination-76206/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:21:26 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=34163 Trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide. This bacterial neglected tropical disease is targeted to be eliminated as a public health problem in 2020. My guest today says in a post in the blog BugBitten that the future looks bright for trachoma elimination. Joining me to discuss trachoma , the elimination strategy and the […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/trachoma-safe-strategy-successes-look-forward-elimination-76206/feed/ 0 Trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide. This bacterial neglected tropical disease is targeted to be eliminated as a public health problem in 2020. My guest today says in a post in the blog BugBitten that the future looks bright... Trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide. This bacterial neglected tropical disease is targeted to be eliminated as a public health problem in 2020. My guest today says in a post in the blog BugBitten that the future looks bright for trachoma elimination. Joining me to discuss trachoma , the elimination strategy and the […] Robert Herriman clean 9:02
Outbreak News This Week Radio Show 11-18-18 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-radio-show-11-18-18-21577/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-radio-show-11-18-18-21577/#respond Sun, 11 Nov 2018 18:00:46 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=34116 Measles, measles and more measles. On today’s show, I look at the measles situation here in the states and in Israel and Asia. I also look at a paper that demonstrates the importance of herd immunity. I play part of an older interview with an infection preventionist on measles. I look at some local hepatitis […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-radio-show-11-18-18-21577/feed/ 0 Measles, measles and more measles. On today’s show, I look at the measles situation here in the states and in Israel and Asia. I also look at a paper that demonstrates the importance of herd immunity. I play part of an older interview with an infection... Measles, measles and more measles. On today’s show, I look at the measles situation here in the states and in Israel and Asia. I also look at a paper that demonstrates the importance of herd immunity. I play part of an older interview with an infection preventionist on measles. I look at some local hepatitis […] Robert Herriman clean 50:00
African swine fever, China and the risk to the US http://outbreaknewstoday.com/african-swine-fever-china-risk-us-56682/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/african-swine-fever-china-risk-us-56682/#comments Thu, 08 Nov 2018 00:31:37 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=34048 African swine fever, or ASF, appeared for the first time in China over the summer and since that time, more than 50 outbreaks of ASF have been reported in domestic pigs in 13 provinces of China. Back in September, the UN warned at the time that the swine fever situation was “just the tip of […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/african-swine-fever-china-risk-us-56682/feed/ 1 African swine fever, or ASF, appeared for the first time in China over the summer and since that time, more than 50 outbreaks of ASF have been reported in domestic pigs in 13 provinces of China. Back in September, African swine fever, or ASF, appeared for the first time in China over the summer and since that time, more than 50 outbreaks of ASF have been reported in domestic pigs in 13 provinces of China. Back in September, the UN warned at the time that the swine fever situation was “just the tip of […] Robert Herriman clean 10:56
Outbreak News This Week Radio Show 11-4-18 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-radio-show-11-4-18-13180/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-radio-show-11-4-18-13180/#respond Sun, 04 Nov 2018 18:00:26 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=33971 Crazy things in the media this week, and it’s not politics–that’s one of the major things I look at on the show today–anti-vaxx article being pulled and the massive Twitter backlash, fear mongering, buffoonish statements concerning infectious diseases crossing the US-Mexico border and warnings not to dress up your chickens for Halloween. In addition, I […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-radio-show-11-4-18-13180/feed/ 0 Crazy things in the media this week, and it’s not politics–that’s one of the major things I look at on the show today–anti-vaxx article being pulled and the massive Twitter backlash, fear mongering, buffoonish statements concerning infectious diseases ... Crazy things in the media this week, and it’s not politics–that’s one of the major things I look at on the show today–anti-vaxx article being pulled and the massive Twitter backlash, fear mongering, buffoonish statements concerning infectious diseases crossing the US-Mexico border and warnings not to dress up your chickens for Halloween. In addition, I […] Robert Herriman clean 49:43
Adenovirus: What is it and why the high percentage of deaths in the NJ outbreak? http://outbreaknewstoday.com/adenovirus-high-percentage-deaths-nj-outbreak-96359/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/adenovirus-high-percentage-deaths-nj-outbreak-96359/#respond Mon, 29 Oct 2018 23:09:37 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=33852 A rehab facility in Haskell NJ has been in the news cycle for the past week as they deal with an adenovirus outbreak. To date, 26 cases have been reported, primarily pediatric patients and nine have died. What is adenovirus and why the high percentage of deaths in this outbreak? Joining me to answer these questions […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/adenovirus-high-percentage-deaths-nj-outbreak-96359/feed/ 0 A rehab facility in Haskell NJ has been in the news cycle for the past week as they deal with an adenovirus outbreak. To date, 26 cases have been reported, primarily pediatric patients and nine have died. What is adenovirus and why the high percentage ... A rehab facility in Haskell NJ has been in the news cycle for the past week as they deal with an adenovirus outbreak. To date, 26 cases have been reported, primarily pediatric patients and nine have died. What is adenovirus and why the high percentage of deaths in this outbreak? Joining me to answer these questions […] Robert Herriman clean 5:30
Silicosis: What is it and how common is it in the US? http://outbreaknewstoday.com/silicosis-common-us-24170/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/silicosis-common-us-24170/#respond Mon, 29 Oct 2018 22:53:58 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=33849 I recently read a report from India about miners in certain areas of the country coming down with a condition called silicosis. Demand from India’s booming construction industry for granite, sandstone and other minerals has seen the commissioning of more and more stone quarries and people to work in the quarries. What is silicosis and […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/silicosis-common-us-24170/feed/ 0 I recently read a report from India about miners in certain areas of the country coming down with a condition called silicosis. Demand from India’s booming construction industry for granite, sandstone and other minerals has seen the commissioning of mo... I recently read a report from India about miners in certain areas of the country coming down with a condition called silicosis. Demand from India’s booming construction industry for granite, sandstone and other minerals has seen the commissioning of more and more stone quarries and people to work in the quarries. What is silicosis and […] Robert Herriman clean 10:56
Outbreak News This Week Radio Show 10-28-18 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-radio-show-10-28-18-40755/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-radio-show-10-28-18-40755/#respond Sun, 28 Oct 2018 18:00:15 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=33825 On today’s show, I look at a wide range of important infectious disease news to include hepatitis A and the current situation in Florida and Pinellas County in particular. In addition, I look at the deadly adenovirus outbreak in a New Jersey rehab facility. With Halloween just a few days away, the Centers for Disease […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-radio-show-10-28-18-40755/feed/ 0 On today’s show, I look at a wide range of important infectious disease news to include hepatitis A and the current situation in Florida and Pinellas County in particular. In addition, I look at the deadly adenovirus outbreak in a New Jersey rehab faci... On today’s show, I look at a wide range of important infectious disease news to include hepatitis A and the current situation in Florida and Pinellas County in particular. In addition, I look at the deadly adenovirus outbreak in a New Jersey rehab facility. With Halloween just a few days away, the Centers for Disease […] Robert Herriman clean 49:39
Outbreak New This Week Radio Show 10-21-18 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-new-this-week-radio-show-10-21-18-67348/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-new-this-week-radio-show-10-21-18-67348/#respond Sun, 21 Oct 2018 18:00:26 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=33689 On today’s show I spend a lot of time looking at the flu shot/flu season in light of the recent pediatric death reported here in Florida. I look at some disturbing trends and beliefs when it comes to flu shots and vaccines in general. Does the flu shot cause the flu? A survey by Orlando […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-new-this-week-radio-show-10-21-18-67348/feed/ 0 On today’s show I spend a lot of time looking at the flu shot/flu season in light of the recent pediatric death reported here in Florida. I look at some disturbing trends and beliefs when it comes to flu shots and vaccines in general. On today’s show I spend a lot of time looking at the flu shot/flu season in light of the recent pediatric death reported here in Florida. I look at some disturbing trends and beliefs when it comes to flu shots and vaccines in general. Does the flu shot cause the flu? A survey by Orlando […] Robert Herriman clean 50:00
Lymphatic filariasis elimination: ‘The Government of Vietnam really deserve congratulations’ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lymphatic-filariasis-elimination-government-vietnam-really-deserve-congratulations-90601/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lymphatic-filariasis-elimination-government-vietnam-really-deserve-congratulations-90601/#respond Fri, 19 Oct 2018 22:31:18 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=33642 A mosquito-borne parasitic disease, lymphatic filariasis is one of nearly two dozen neglected tropical diseases.  Infection is usually acquired in childhood and causes hidden damage to the lymphatic system. The painful and profoundly disfiguring visible manifestations of the disease, notably lymphoedema, elephantiasis and scrotal swelling, occur later in life and lead to permanent disability. In some exciting […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lymphatic-filariasis-elimination-government-vietnam-really-deserve-congratulations-90601/feed/ 0 A mosquito-borne parasitic disease, lymphatic filariasis is one of nearly two dozen neglected tropical diseases.  Infection is usually acquired in childhood and causes hidden damage to the lymphatic system. A mosquito-borne parasitic disease, lymphatic filariasis is one of nearly two dozen neglected tropical diseases.  Infection is usually acquired in childhood and causes hidden damage to the lymphatic system. The painful and profoundly disfiguring visible manifestations of the disease, notably lymphoedema, elephantiasis and scrotal swelling, occur later in life and lead to permanent disability. In some exciting […] Robert Herriman clean 8:34
Hernias 101: What are they, who’s at risk and more http://outbreaknewstoday.com/hernias-101-whos-risk-13687/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/hernias-101-whos-risk-13687/#respond Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:48:38 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=33622 A hernia is a common medical condition that happens when part of an internal organ or tissue pushes through a weak area of muscle, creating a bulge. It is caused by a combination of muscle weakness and straining, like lifting something heavy. Most hernias occur in the abdomen, between the chest and the hips, and […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/hernias-101-whos-risk-13687/feed/ 0 A hernia is a common medical condition that happens when part of an internal organ or tissue pushes through a weak area of muscle, creating a bulge. It is caused by a combination of muscle weakness and straining, like lifting something heavy. A hernia is a common medical condition that happens when part of an internal organ or tissue pushes through a weak area of muscle, creating a bulge. It is caused by a combination of muscle weakness and straining, like lifting something heavy. Most hernias occur in the abdomen, between the chest and the hips, and […] Robert Herriman clean 6:31
Outbreak News This Week Radio Show 10-14-18 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-radio-show-10-14-18-25993/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-radio-show-10-14-18-25993/#respond Sun, 14 Oct 2018 18:00:40 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=33568 On today’s show, I look at some various topics popular in the infectious disease news circles including Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). This story has dominated the news this cycle ever since the cases out of Minnesota were reported. Since then, cases from Texas, New York, Washington, Colorado and others have made the headlines. Earlier this […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-radio-show-10-14-18-25993/feed/ 0 On today’s show, I look at some various topics popular in the infectious disease news circles including Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). This story has dominated the news this cycle ever since the cases out of Minnesota were reported. Since then, On today’s show, I look at some various topics popular in the infectious disease news circles including Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). This story has dominated the news this cycle ever since the cases out of Minnesota were reported. Since then, cases from Texas, New York, Washington, Colorado and others have made the headlines. Earlier this […] Robert Herriman clean 50:00
Balamuthia, neti pots and a unique case report http://outbreaknewstoday.com/balamuthia-neti-pots-unique-case-report-64571/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/balamuthia-neti-pots-unique-case-report-64571/#respond Fri, 12 Oct 2018 00:21:26 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=33507 Balamuthia mandrillarisis a free-living ameba that can cause a serious encephalitis infection of the brain. It is thought to enter the body when soil containing Balamuthia comes in contact with skin wounds and cuts, or when dust containing Balamuthia is breathed in or gets in the mouth. More than 200 cases of Balamuthia infection have been diagnosed worldwide and according to […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/balamuthia-neti-pots-unique-case-report-64571/feed/ 0 Balamuthia mandrillarisis a free-living ameba that can cause a serious encephalitis infection of the brain. It is thought to enter the body when soil containing Balamuthia comes in contact with skin wounds and cuts, Balamuthia mandrillarisis a free-living ameba that can cause a serious encephalitis infection of the brain. It is thought to enter the body when soil containing Balamuthia comes in contact with skin wounds and cuts, or when dust containing Balamuthia is breathed in or gets in the mouth. More than 200 cases of Balamuthia infection have been diagnosed worldwide and according to […] Robert Herriman clean 8:51
Acute flaccid myelitis in Minnesota: An interview with Michael Osterholm, PhD http://outbreaknewstoday.com/acute-flaccid-myelitis-minnesota-interview-michael-osterholm-phd-24132/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/acute-flaccid-myelitis-minnesota-interview-michael-osterholm-phd-24132/#respond Tue, 09 Oct 2018 20:15:11 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=33471 Minnesota state health officials reported recently on a number of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) cases in children that occurred in the past month. What is acute flaccid myelitis and what is the situation in Minnesota? Joining me today to discuss this important topic is Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH. Dr Osterholm is the Director of the Center […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/acute-flaccid-myelitis-minnesota-interview-michael-osterholm-phd-24132/feed/ 0 Minnesota state health officials reported recently on a number of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) cases in children that occurred in the past month. What is acute flaccid myelitis and what is the situation in Minnesota? Minnesota state health officials reported recently on a number of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) cases in children that occurred in the past month. What is acute flaccid myelitis and what is the situation in Minnesota? Joining me today to discuss this important topic is Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH. Dr Osterholm is the Director of the Center […] Robert Herriman clean 12:11
Trichomonas vaginalis treatment: New research shows multi-dose metronidazole is better in women http://outbreaknewstoday.com/trichomonas-vaginalis-treatment-new-research-shows-multi-dose-metronidazole-better-women-37590/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/trichomonas-vaginalis-treatment-new-research-shows-multi-dose-metronidazole-better-women-37590/#respond Tue, 09 Oct 2018 16:53:15 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=33463 A new study led by a Tulane University researcher and recently published in the journal, Lancet Infectious Diseases, could change the way doctors treat the common, sexually transmitted parasite, Trichomonas vaginalis. Joining me today to talk about trichomoniasis and the new study is the lead author, infectious disease epidemiologist at the Tulane University School of Public Health and […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/trichomonas-vaginalis-treatment-new-research-shows-multi-dose-metronidazole-better-women-37590/feed/ 0 A new study led by a Tulane University researcher and recently published in the journal, Lancet Infectious Diseases, could change the way doctors treat the common, sexually transmitted parasite, Trichomonas vaginalis. A new study led by a Tulane University researcher and recently published in the journal, Lancet Infectious Diseases, could change the way doctors treat the common, sexually transmitted parasite, Trichomonas vaginalis. Joining me today to talk about trichomoniasis and the new study is the lead author, infectious disease epidemiologist at the Tulane University School of Public Health and […] Robert Herriman clean 6:15
Outbreak News This Week: October 7, 2018 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-october-7-2018/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-october-7-2018/#respond Sun, 07 Oct 2018 18:00:39 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=33428 It was a huge news week in infectious disease and we cover some of the biggest stories here on the show today. I go over the odd report on a father-to-son HIV transmission in a very atypical way. The study was published in the journal, AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses. Another unusual  report came from researchers […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-october-7-2018/feed/ 0 It was a huge news week in infectious disease and we cover some of the biggest stories here on the show today. I go over the odd report on a father-to-son HIV transmission in a very atypical way. The study was published in the journal, It was a huge news week in infectious disease and we cover some of the biggest stories here on the show today. I go over the odd report on a father-to-son HIV transmission in a very atypical way. The study was published in the journal, AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses. Another unusual  report came from researchers […] Robert Herriman clean 50:00
Listeria monocytogenes: Who’s most at risk, pathology and common sources http://outbreaknewstoday.com/listeria-monocytogenes-whos-risk-pathology-common-sources-47281/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/listeria-monocytogenes-whos-risk-pathology-common-sources-47281/#respond Fri, 05 Oct 2018 10:38:11 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=33375 South Africa just came out of a massive Listeria outbreak that sickened more than 1000 and killed more than 200. Associate Professor, Infectious Disease and International Medicine, USF Health, Sandra Gompf, MD joined me recently to discuss Listeria in this short podcast–who’s most at risk, the pathology, common sources of the bacterium and treatment. Gompf’s […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/listeria-monocytogenes-whos-risk-pathology-common-sources-47281/feed/ 0 South Africa just came out of a massive Listeria outbreak that sickened more than 1000 and killed more than 200. Associate Professor, Infectious Disease and International Medicine, USF Health, Sandra Gompf, South Africa just came out of a massive Listeria outbreak that sickened more than 1000 and killed more than 200. Associate Professor, Infectious Disease and International Medicine, USF Health, Sandra Gompf, MD joined me recently to discuss Listeria in this short podcast–who’s most at risk, the pathology, common sources of the bacterium and treatment. Gompf’s […] Robert Herriman clean 4:21
Ricin: A weapon of assassination rather than mass destruction http://outbreaknewstoday.com/ricin-weapon-assassination-rather-mass-destruction-35969/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/ricin-weapon-assassination-rather-mass-destruction-35969/#respond Tue, 02 Oct 2018 23:24:57 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=33310 Today it was reported that the Pentagon mail facility received two pieces of mail Monday that initially tested positive for the toxin, ricin. CNN reports that the letters were addressed to Secretary of Defense James Mattis and to Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral John Richardson. It was latter reported that one piece of mail was […]

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Flu shots: Some protection is better than no protection http://outbreaknewstoday.com/flu-shots-protection-better-no-protection-50694/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/flu-shots-protection-better-no-protection-50694/#respond Tue, 02 Oct 2018 22:57:12 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=33308 Last week, the CDC reported on a record-breaking estimated 900,000 flu hospitalizations and more than 80,000 deaths in the U.S. last flu season. My guest today, makes the case in Self magazine recently that while the flu shot is not 100 percent effective, you still need it. Joining me now is the author of the piece, Tara […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/flu-shots-protection-better-no-protection-50694/feed/ 0 Last week, the CDC reported on a record-breaking estimated 900,000 flu hospitalizations and more than 80,000 deaths in the U.S. last flu season. My guest today, makes the case in Self magazine recently that while the flu shot is not 100 percent effecti... Last week, the CDC reported on a record-breaking estimated 900,000 flu hospitalizations and more than 80,000 deaths in the U.S. last flu season. My guest today, makes the case in Self magazine recently that while the flu shot is not 100 percent effective, you still need it. Joining me now is the author of the piece, Tara […] Robert Herriman clean 6:53
Bartonella and vampire bats: A look at the recent research http://outbreaknewstoday.com/bartonella-vampire-bats-look-recent-research-57029/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/bartonella-vampire-bats-look-recent-research-57029/#respond Tue, 02 Oct 2018 22:34:32 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=33306 Bartonella are globally distributed bacteria that can cause endocarditis in humans and domestic animals. Bats have been implicated as a likely reservoir host for these bacteria, but little is known about how prevalence varies over time, routes of transmission, and the genetic diversity of Bartonella in bats. My guest today sheds some light on this topic in a […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/bartonella-vampire-bats-look-recent-research-57029/feed/ 0 Bartonella are globally distributed bacteria that can cause endocarditis in humans and domestic animals. Bats have been implicated as a likely reservoir host for these bacteria, but little is known about how prevalence varies over time, Bartonella are globally distributed bacteria that can cause endocarditis in humans and domestic animals. Bats have been implicated as a likely reservoir host for these bacteria, but little is known about how prevalence varies over time, routes of transmission, and the genetic diversity of Bartonella in bats. My guest today sheds some light on this topic in a […] Robert Herriman clean 17:03
Infectious disease ‘pearls’, part 2: Outbreak News This Week http://outbreaknewstoday.com/infectious-disease-pearls-part-2-outbreak-news-week-89150/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/infectious-disease-pearls-part-2-outbreak-news-week-89150/#respond Sun, 30 Sep 2018 18:00:35 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=33271 A little over a month ago I did a podcast with today’s guest on various infectious disease topics from her book Gompfs ID pearls and because it was so well received and the fact that we really just scratched the surface on this interesting topic, I had to have her on for another round of […]

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Yersinia enterocolitica: Chitlins, blood transfusions and Reiter’s syndrome http://outbreaknewstoday.com/yersinia-enterocolitica-chitlins-blood-transfusions-reiters-syndrome-84996/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/yersinia-enterocolitica-chitlins-blood-transfusions-reiters-syndrome-84996/#respond Sat, 29 Sep 2018 18:47:32 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=33264 Yersiniosis is an infection caused most often by eating raw or undercooked pork contaminated with Yersinia enterocolitica bacteria. CDC estimates Y. enterocolitica causes almost 117,000 illnesses, 640 hospitalizations, and 35 deaths in the United States every year. Associate Professor of Infectious Disease and International Medicine at USF Health, Sandra Gompf, MD joined me to talk about Y. enterocolitica infections, transmission via […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/yersinia-enterocolitica-chitlins-blood-transfusions-reiters-syndrome-84996/feed/ 0 Yersiniosis is an infection caused most often by eating raw or undercooked pork contaminated with Yersinia enterocolitica bacteria. CDC estimates Y. enterocolitica causes almost 117,000 illnesses, 640 hospitalizations, Yersiniosis is an infection caused most often by eating raw or undercooked pork contaminated with Yersinia enterocolitica bacteria. CDC estimates Y. enterocolitica causes almost 117,000 illnesses, 640 hospitalizations, and 35 deaths in the United States every year. Associate Professor of Infectious Disease and International Medicine at USF Health, Sandra Gompf, MD joined me to talk about Y. enterocolitica infections, transmission via […] Robert Herriman clean 3:57
Osteomyelitis: Types, complications and imaging studies http://outbreaknewstoday.com/osteomyelitis-types-complications-and-imaging-studies-68658/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/osteomyelitis-types-complications-and-imaging-studies-68658/#respond Fri, 28 Sep 2018 23:28:43 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=33229 Infection of the bone–short and sweet, that is the definition of osteomyelitis. Associate Professor of Infectious Disease and International Medicine at USF Health, Sandra Gompf, MD joined me to answer a few questions about this topic, something she addresses in her handy guide, Gompf’s ID pearls. During the discussion, Dr Gompf explains what the three basic types of […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/osteomyelitis-types-complications-and-imaging-studies-68658/feed/ 0 Infection of the bone–short and sweet, that is the definition of osteomyelitis. Associate Professor of Infectious Disease and International Medicine at USF Health, Sandra Gompf, MD joined me to answer a few questions about this topic, Infection of the bone–short and sweet, that is the definition of osteomyelitis. Associate Professor of Infectious Disease and International Medicine at USF Health, Sandra Gompf, MD joined me to answer a few questions about this topic, something she addresses in her handy guide, Gompf’s ID pearls. During the discussion, Dr Gompf explains what the three basic types of […] Robert Herriman clean 4:44
Tetanus: Symptoms, treatment, prevention and more http://outbreaknewstoday.com/tetanus-symptoms-treatment-prevention-18399/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/tetanus-symptoms-treatment-prevention-18399/#respond Fri, 28 Sep 2018 08:53:05 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=33210 Tetanus is a very serious, potentially fatal disease that typically occurs in people who have not been vaccinated. In this short Q&A, I talk to Associate Professor of Infectious Disease and International Medicine at USF Health, Sandra Gompf, MD about this topic, something she addresses in her handy guide, Gompf’s ID pearls. I ask her about the […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/tetanus-symptoms-treatment-prevention-18399/feed/ 0 Tetanus is a very serious, potentially fatal disease that typically occurs in people who have not been vaccinated. In this short Q&A, I talk to Associate Professor of Infectious Disease and International Medicine at USF Health, Sandra Gompf, Tetanus is a very serious, potentially fatal disease that typically occurs in people who have not been vaccinated. In this short Q&A, I talk to Associate Professor of Infectious Disease and International Medicine at USF Health, Sandra Gompf, MD about this topic, something she addresses in her handy guide, Gompf’s ID pearls. I ask her about the […] Robert Herriman clean 7:57
African sleeping sickness: A short Q&A with an ID physician http://outbreaknewstoday.com/african-sleeping-sickness-short-qa-id-physician-45999/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/african-sleeping-sickness-short-qa-id-physician-45999/#respond Thu, 27 Sep 2018 10:32:59 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=33201 Transmitted by the bite of the tsetse flu (Glossina spp.), African trypanosomiasis, of sleeping sickness is a serious infection caused by microscopic parasites of the species Trypanosoma brucei. Although the infection is not found in the United States, historically, it has been a serious public health problem in some regions of sub-Saharan Africa. In 2014, 3,796 sleeping sickness […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/african-sleeping-sickness-short-qa-id-physician-45999/feed/ 0 Transmitted by the bite of the tsetse flu (Glossina spp.), African trypanosomiasis, of sleeping sickness is a serious infection caused by microscopic parasites of the species Trypanosoma brucei. Although the infection is not found in the United States,... Transmitted by the bite of the tsetse flu (Glossina spp.), African trypanosomiasis, of sleeping sickness is a serious infection caused by microscopic parasites of the species Trypanosoma brucei. Although the infection is not found in the United States, historically, it has been a serious public health problem in some regions of sub-Saharan Africa. In 2014, 3,796 sleeping sickness […] Robert Herriman clean 6:01
Sepsis awareness with Dr Amy Sprague http://outbreaknewstoday.com/sepsis-awareness-dr-amy-sprague-17595/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/sepsis-awareness-dr-amy-sprague-17595/#respond Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:30:58 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=33100 September is Sepsis Awareness Month and according to the CDC, 1 in 3 people who die in a hospital have sepsis. 250,000 Americans die from sepsis each year. Joining me to talk about sepsis diagnostics, treatment, recovery and more is Dr. Amy Sprague. Dr Sprague is the Patient Safety Manager at the Roudebush VA Medical […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/sepsis-awareness-dr-amy-sprague-17595/feed/ 0 September is Sepsis Awareness Month and according to the CDC, 1 in 3 people who die in a hospital have sepsis. 250,000 Americans die from sepsis each year. Joining me to talk about sepsis diagnostics, treatment, recovery and more is Dr. Amy Sprague. September is Sepsis Awareness Month and according to the CDC, 1 in 3 people who die in a hospital have sepsis. 250,000 Americans die from sepsis each year. Joining me to talk about sepsis diagnostics, treatment, recovery and more is Dr. Amy Sprague. Dr Sprague is the Patient Safety Manager at the Roudebush VA Medical […] Robert Herriman clean 6:07
Undocumented immigrants and the import of infectious diseases: A real health security risk to the US? http://outbreaknewstoday.com/undocumented-immigrants-import-infectious-diseases-real-health-security-risk-us-24265/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/undocumented-immigrants-import-infectious-diseases-real-health-security-risk-us-24265/#respond Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:01:20 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=33044 George Mason University economics professor, Dr Walter Williams recently published an op-ed suggesting that illegal or undocumented immigrants are a source of infectious diseases in the country. Senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, Amesh Adalja, MD responded to Dr Williams thesis with a countering op-ed. So the question is, does the […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/undocumented-immigrants-import-infectious-diseases-real-health-security-risk-us-24265/feed/ 0 George Mason University economics professor, Dr Walter Williams recently published an op-ed suggesting that illegal or undocumented immigrants are a source of infectious diseases in the country. Senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Sec... George Mason University economics professor, Dr Walter Williams recently published an op-ed suggesting that illegal or undocumented immigrants are a source of infectious diseases in the country. Senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, Amesh Adalja, MD responded to Dr Williams thesis with a countering op-ed. So the question is, does the […] Robert Herriman clean
Outbreak News This Week: Monkeypox, Florida mosquito-borne viruses http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-monkeypox-florida-mosquito-borne-viruses-85010/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-monkeypox-florida-mosquito-borne-viruses-85010/#respond Sun, 16 Sep 2018 12:03:04 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=33032 With the unusual, in fact, first time the viral disease monkeypox was reported not once but twice in England this past week, I thought it would be good to learn more about the disease. Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics and Epidemiology at the Yale schools of Medicine and Public health and author of the book, Animal […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-monkeypox-florida-mosquito-borne-viruses-85010/feed/ 0 With the unusual, in fact, first time the viral disease monkeypox was reported not once but twice in England this past week, I thought it would be good to learn more about the disease. Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics and Epidemiology at the Yale schoo... With the unusual, in fact, first time the viral disease monkeypox was reported not once but twice in England this past week, I thought it would be good to learn more about the disease. Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics and Epidemiology at the Yale schools of Medicine and Public health and author of the book, Animal […] Robert Herriman clean
Sleep apnea in African Americans: Prevalent and undiagnosed according to study http://outbreaknewstoday.com/sleep-apnea-african-americans-prevalent-undiagnosed-according-study-61859/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/sleep-apnea-african-americans-prevalent-undiagnosed-according-study-61859/#respond Fri, 14 Sep 2018 23:40:26 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=32996 Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that is associated with an increased prevalence of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes and other chronic health disorders. Up to 90 percent of individuals with sleep apnea are undiagnosed and a large number of them are African-Americans. A new study by investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital looked at […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/sleep-apnea-african-americans-prevalent-undiagnosed-according-study-61859/feed/ 0 Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that is associated with an increased prevalence of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes and other chronic health disorders. Up to 90 percent of individuals with sleep apnea are undiagnosed and a large nu... Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that is associated with an increased prevalence of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes and other chronic health disorders. Up to 90 percent of individuals with sleep apnea are undiagnosed and a large number of them are African-Americans. A new study by investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital looked at […] Robert Herriman clean
Leptospirosis: Risk, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment http://outbreaknewstoday.com/leptospirosis-risk-symptoms-diagnosis-treatment-82623/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/leptospirosis-risk-symptoms-diagnosis-treatment-82623/#respond Wed, 12 Sep 2018 22:24:28 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=32964 Leptospirosis is a disease spread by animal urine. People get infected when they come in contact with urine of infected animals or with urine-contaminated water, soil, or food. We’ve seen recent news reports of increases in leptospirosis cases in countries like the Philippines and India due to recent storms and the subsequent flooding. To look at […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/leptospirosis-risk-symptoms-diagnosis-treatment-82623/feed/ 0 Leptospirosis is a disease spread by animal urine. People get infected when they come in contact with urine of infected animals or with urine-contaminated water, soil, or food. We’ve seen recent news reports of increases in leptospirosis cases in count... Leptospirosis is a disease spread by animal urine. People get infected when they come in contact with urine of infected animals or with urine-contaminated water, soil, or food. We’ve seen recent news reports of increases in leptospirosis cases in countries like the Philippines and India due to recent storms and the subsequent flooding. To look at […] Robert Herriman clean
Sleep apnea: Symptoms, diagnosis and the CPAP machine http://outbreaknewstoday.com/sleep-apnea-symptoms-diagnosis-cpap-machine-30236/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/sleep-apnea-symptoms-diagnosis-cpap-machine-30236/#respond Wed, 12 Sep 2018 22:00:59 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=32960 Sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, have become a significant health issue in the United States. It is estimated that 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, with 80 percent of the cases of moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnea undiagnosed. Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA when left untreated can lead a multitude of health disorders. […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/sleep-apnea-symptoms-diagnosis-cpap-machine-30236/feed/ 0 Sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, have become a significant health issue in the United States. It is estimated that 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, with 80 percent of the cases of moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnea undiagno... Sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, have become a significant health issue in the United States. It is estimated that 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, with 80 percent of the cases of moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnea undiagnosed. Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA when left untreated can lead a multitude of health disorders. […] Robert Herriman clean
Chagas disease: UTEP professor discusses research and involving community http://outbreaknewstoday.com/chagas-disease-utep-professor-discusses-research-involving-community-67524/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/chagas-disease-utep-professor-discusses-research-involving-community-67524/#respond Tue, 11 Sep 2018 22:03:18 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=32927 A professor at the University of Texas-El Paso is reaching out to the community there to help with research on Chagas disease and its vector, the kissing bug. Joining me to talk about Chagas, kissing bugs, the community involvement and Chagas research being done is Rosa Maldonado, PhD. Dr Maldanado is an Associate Professor with […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/chagas-disease-utep-professor-discusses-research-involving-community-67524/feed/ 0 A professor at the University of Texas-El Paso is reaching out to the community there to help with research on Chagas disease and its vector, the kissing bug. Joining me to talk about Chagas, kissing bugs, the community involvement and Chagas research ... A professor at the University of Texas-El Paso is reaching out to the community there to help with research on Chagas disease and its vector, the kissing bug. Joining me to talk about Chagas, kissing bugs, the community involvement and Chagas research being done is Rosa Maldonado, PhD. Dr Maldanado is an Associate Professor with […] Robert Herriman clean
Florida experiencing high levels of mosquito-borne virus transmission: How to protect yourself? http://outbreaknewstoday.com/florida-experiencing-high-levels-mosquito-borne-virus-transmission-protect-69311/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/florida-experiencing-high-levels-mosquito-borne-virus-transmission-protect-69311/#respond Mon, 10 Sep 2018 22:56:39 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=32913 A University of Florida entomologist recently urged  Floridians to protect themselves against biting mosquitoes because of unusually high levels of mosquito-borne virus transmission, particularly Eastern Equine Encephalitis or EEE and West Nile Virus,  in sentinel chickens, horses and humans so far this summer. Joining me today is said entomologist, Jonathan Day, PhD. Dr Day is […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/florida-experiencing-high-levels-mosquito-borne-virus-transmission-protect-69311/feed/ 0 A University of Florida entomologist recently urged  Floridians to protect themselves against biting mosquitoes because of unusually high levels of mosquito-borne virus transmission, particularly Eastern Equine Encephalitis or EEE and West Nile Virus, A University of Florida entomologist recently urged  Floridians to protect themselves against biting mosquitoes because of unusually high levels of mosquito-borne virus transmission, particularly Eastern Equine Encephalitis or EEE and West Nile Virus,  in sentinel chickens, horses and humans so far this summer. Joining me today is said entomologist, Jonathan Day, PhD. Dr Day is […] Robert Herriman clean
Hospital bills: The enormous costs, negotiated insurance prices and the self-pay patient http://outbreaknewstoday.com/hospital-bills-enormous-costs-negotiated-insurance-prices-self-pay-patient-92133/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/hospital-bills-enormous-costs-negotiated-insurance-prices-self-pay-patient-92133/#respond Mon, 10 Sep 2018 22:29:50 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=32909 Have you ever received a hospital bill and couldn’t quite figure out how it could possibly be that expensive? I recently had a same day surgery at a local hospital which had a price tag of $47,000. Fortunately for me, a contract with my health insurance negotiated the cost down to $6,000. How is this possible? […]

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Outbreak News This Week: Guests include Kamran Khan MD and Michael Osterholm, PhD http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-guests-include-kamran-khan-md-michael-osterholm-phd-29477/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreak-news-week-guests-include-kamran-khan-md-michael-osterholm-phd-29477/#respond Sun, 09 Sep 2018 17:57:20 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=32887 On the September 9 airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, I am joined by two great guests. In the first half, practicing infectious disease physician, Associate Professor of Medicine with the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Toronto and CEO of BlueDot, Dr Kamran Khan joined me to talk about some current […]

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STD contraction law explained http://outbreaknewstoday.com/std-contraction-law-explained-58608/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/std-contraction-law-explained-58608/#respond Fri, 07 Sep 2018 23:29:50 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=32845 What is sexually transmitted disease (STD) contraction law? Is against the law for a person to knowingly infect someone or put someone at risk for contracting a STD? These and other questions are answered when I talk to leading STD contraction lawyer, Todd Kelly. Mr Kelly is an attorney with The Carlson Law Firm based out […]

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Cyclospora Blue-Ribbon Panel, China withholding H7N9 avian flu samples http://outbreaknewstoday.com/cyclospora-blue-ribbon-panel-china-withholding-h7n9-avian-flu-samples-78638/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/cyclospora-blue-ribbon-panel-china-withholding-h7n9-avian-flu-samples-78638/#comments Fri, 07 Sep 2018 09:01:54 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=32833 Federal and state health officials have been investigating a multistate outbreak of Cyclospora infections linked to salad mixes distributed to McDonald’s by the Fresh Express since mid July. The latest numbers from the CDC put the parasite outbreak total to over 500 cases from 16 states. Fresh Express pulled the salad mix during the last week […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/cyclospora-blue-ribbon-panel-china-withholding-h7n9-avian-flu-samples-78638/feed/ 1 Federal and state health officials have been investigating a multistate outbreak of Cyclospora infections linked to salad mixes distributed to McDonald’s by the Fresh Express since mid July. The latest numbers from the CDC put the parasite outbreak tot... Federal and state health officials have been investigating a multistate outbreak of Cyclospora infections linked to salad mixes distributed to McDonald’s by the Fresh Express since mid July. The latest numbers from the CDC put the parasite outbreak total to over 500 cases from 16 states. Fresh Express pulled the salad mix during the last week […] Robert Herriman clean
Measles, global surveillance and the work of BlueDot http://outbreaknewstoday.com/measles-global-surveillance-work-bluedot-44336/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/measles-global-surveillance-work-bluedot-44336/#respond Fri, 07 Sep 2018 08:40:06 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=32831 Timely global surveillance of infectious disease threats around the world is critical for governments, healthcare organizations and businesses as they need actionable intelligence. BlueDot is a company that that does just that. Joining me to talk about some current and past outbreaks and the work of BlueDot is CEO Dr. Kamran Khan. In addition, Dr […]

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Antibiotics: Fluoroquinolone prescribing in the US http://outbreaknewstoday.com/antibiotics-fluoroquinolone-prescribing-us-22378/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/antibiotics-fluoroquinolone-prescribing-us-22378/#comments Mon, 03 Sep 2018 22:54:13 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=32767 Fluoroquinolones are a type of antibiotic that is an important part of a physicians prescribing arsenal.  However, they do carry with them some serious side effects and according to a new study published in the journal, Clinical Infectious Diseases, fluoroquinolones are commonly prescribed for conditions when antibiotics are not needed at all, or when they are […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/antibiotics-fluoroquinolone-prescribing-us-22378/feed/ 1 Fluoroquinolones are a type of antibiotic that is an important part of a physicians prescribing arsenal.  However, they do carry with them some serious side effects and according to a new study published in the journal, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Fluoroquinolones are a type of antibiotic that is an important part of a physicians prescribing arsenal.  However, they do carry with them some serious side effects and according to a new study published in the journal, Clinical Infectious Diseases, fluoroquinolones are commonly prescribed for conditions when antibiotics are not needed at all, or when they are […] Robert Herriman clean
Rabies: History, myths and diagnosis on Outbreak News This Week http://outbreaknewstoday.com/rabies-history-myths-and-diagnosis-on-outbreak-news-this-week-96853/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/rabies-history-myths-and-diagnosis-on-outbreak-news-this-week-96853/#respond Sun, 02 Sep 2018 18:00:20 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=32728 Rabies has been a topic several times on the radio show where I looked at a variety of topics related to this lethal virus. On the return to the airwaves of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show Sunday, I look at rabies with a different set of topics–some history, some mythology and public health and […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/rabies-history-myths-and-diagnosis-on-outbreak-news-this-week-96853/feed/ 0 Rabies has been a topic several times on the radio show where I looked at a variety of topics related to this lethal virus. On the return to the airwaves of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show Sunday, I look at rabies with a different set of topics–... Rabies has been a topic several times on the radio show where I looked at a variety of topics related to this lethal virus. On the return to the airwaves of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show Sunday, I look at rabies with a different set of topics–some history, some mythology and public health and […] Robert Herriman clean
Monkeypox: Q&A with Dr Warren Andiman http://outbreaknewstoday.com/monkeypox-qa-dr-warren-andiman-17988/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/monkeypox-qa-dr-warren-andiman-17988/#respond Sat, 01 Sep 2018 00:17:23 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=32687 Monkeypox is a rare viral disease that occurs mainly in the rain forest countries of central and west Africa. The disease was first discovered in laboratory monkeys in 1958. In 1970, monkeypox was reported in humans for the first time. In June 2003, monkeypox was reported in prairie dogs and humans in the United States. […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/monkeypox-qa-dr-warren-andiman-17988/feed/ 0 Monkeypox is a rare viral disease that occurs mainly in the rain forest countries of central and west Africa. The disease was first discovered in laboratory monkeys in 1958. In 1970, monkeypox was reported in humans for the first time. In June 2003, Monkeypox is a rare viral disease that occurs mainly in the rain forest countries of central and west Africa. The disease was first discovered in laboratory monkeys in 1958. In 1970, monkeypox was reported in humans for the first time. In June 2003, monkeypox was reported in prairie dogs and humans in the United States. […] Robert Herriman clean
Doctorate in Clinical Laboratory Science (DCLS) with Dr Rodney Rohde http://outbreaknewstoday.com/doctorate-clinical-laboratory-science-dcls-dr-rodney-rohde-91657/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/doctorate-clinical-laboratory-science-dcls-dr-rodney-rohde-91657/#comments Tue, 28 Aug 2018 09:13:48 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=32618 A relatively new advanced degree is now available at select institutions for Clinical Laboratory Scientists (CLS), or Medical Laboratory Scientists (MLS), and that’s the Doctorate in Clinical Laboratory Science (DCLS). Texas State University Program Chair for the Clinical Laboratory Science Program, Rodney Rohde, PhD joins me on the show to talk about this exciting new degree for […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/doctorate-clinical-laboratory-science-dcls-dr-rodney-rohde-91657/feed/ 4 A relatively new advanced degree is now available at select institutions for Clinical Laboratory Scientists (CLS), or Medical Laboratory Scientists (MLS), and that’s the Doctorate in Clinical Laboratory Science (DCLS). A relatively new advanced degree is now available at select institutions for Clinical Laboratory Scientists (CLS), or Medical Laboratory Scientists (MLS), and that’s the Doctorate in Clinical Laboratory Science (DCLS). Texas State University Program Chair for the Clinical Laboratory Science Program, Rodney Rohde, PhD joins me on the show to talk about this exciting new degree for […] Robert Herriman clean
Infectious diseases: Some select ‘pearls’ with Sandra Gompf, MD http://outbreaknewstoday.com/infectious-diseases-select-pearls-sandra-gompf-md-68724/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/infectious-diseases-select-pearls-sandra-gompf-md-68724/#respond Tue, 21 Aug 2018 00:10:24 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=32472 Infectious diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi; the diseases can be spread, directly or indirectly, from one person to another. Zoonotic diseases are infectious diseases of animals that can cause disease when transmitted to humans. Infectious disease medicine requires an extensive understanding of the way in which bacterial, […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/infectious-diseases-select-pearls-sandra-gompf-md-68724/feed/ 0 Infectious diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi; the diseases can be spread, directly or indirectly, from one person to another. Zoonotic diseases are infectious diseases of animals that can ca... Infectious diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi; the diseases can be spread, directly or indirectly, from one person to another. Zoonotic diseases are infectious diseases of animals that can cause disease when transmitted to humans. Infectious disease medicine requires an extensive understanding of the way in which bacterial, […] Robert Herriman clean
A ridiculous measles vaccine article examined http://outbreaknewstoday.com/ridiculous-measles-vaccine-article-examined-98995/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/ridiculous-measles-vaccine-article-examined-98995/#comments Thu, 16 Aug 2018 22:35:21 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=32389 A person on my Facebook page, Infectious disease news, who frequently posts anti-vaccine comments and links to certain posts placed a link to a article from a website called Natural News. The author, SD Wells, asks the question and gives his or her answer in a piece called– Which has killed more people, measles or the […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/ridiculous-measles-vaccine-article-examined-98995/feed/ 6 A person on my Facebook page, Infectious disease news, who frequently posts anti-vaccine comments and links to certain posts placed a link to a article from a website called Natural News. The author, SD Wells, A person on my Facebook page, Infectious disease news, who frequently posts anti-vaccine comments and links to certain posts placed a link to a article from a website called Natural News. The author, SD Wells, asks the question and gives his or her answer in a piece called– Which has killed more people, measles or the […] Robert Herriman clean
Alzheimer’s Disease: The need to test the viral hypothesis http://outbreaknewstoday.com/alzheimers-disease-need-test-viral-hypothesis-25291/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/alzheimers-disease-need-test-viral-hypothesis-25291/#respond Wed, 15 Aug 2018 22:31:31 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=32370 Today’s topic is hot with 3 major papers in the last few months, that is the viral hypothesis of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) was estimated to affect 35.5 million people worldwide in 2010 and is expected to affect 115.4 million people by 2050. Four members of the Human Herpes Virus family have been associated […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/alzheimers-disease-need-test-viral-hypothesis-25291/feed/ 0 Today’s topic is hot with 3 major papers in the last few months, that is the viral hypothesis of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) was estimated to affect 35.5 million people worldwide in 2010 and is expected to affect 115. Today’s topic is hot with 3 major papers in the last few months, that is the viral hypothesis of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) was estimated to affect 35.5 million people worldwide in 2010 and is expected to affect 115.4 million people by 2050. Four members of the Human Herpes Virus family have been associated […] Robert Herriman clean 10:08
Fake medicines in developing countries: An interview with Dr Sachiko Ozawa http://outbreaknewstoday.com/fake-medicines-developing-countries-interview-dr-sachiko-ozawa-27634/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/fake-medicines-developing-countries-interview-dr-sachiko-ozawa-27634/#respond Wed, 15 Aug 2018 01:53:11 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=32361 A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that substandard and falsified medicines, including medicines to treat malaria, are a serious problem in much of the world. Here to talk about this serious issue in more detail is Sachiko Ozawa, Ph.D. Dr Ozawa is a health economist and associate professor […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/fake-medicines-developing-countries-interview-dr-sachiko-ozawa-27634/feed/ 0 A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that substandard and falsified medicines, including medicines to treat malaria, are a serious problem in much of the world. Here to talk about this serious issue in more detail is S... A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that substandard and falsified medicines, including medicines to treat malaria, are a serious problem in much of the world. Here to talk about this serious issue in more detail is Sachiko Ozawa, Ph.D. Dr Ozawa is a health economist and associate professor […] Robert Herriman clean 7:38
Totalitarian governments spawn infectious disease outbreaks that place other countries at risk http://outbreaknewstoday.com/totalitarian-governments-spawn-infectious-disease-outbreaks-place-countries-risk-90654/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/totalitarian-governments-spawn-infectious-disease-outbreaks-place-countries-risk-90654/#respond Wed, 15 Aug 2018 00:08:53 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=32356 A recent Reuters article on the problem with Venezuela’s measles outbreak crossing the Brazilian border said the following: Brazil complained on Thursday that Venezuela was doing nothing to stop the spread of an outbreak of measles in Brazil and other neighboring countries that has been sparked by an exodus of Venezuelans fleeing economic collapse. This […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/totalitarian-governments-spawn-infectious-disease-outbreaks-place-countries-risk-90654/feed/ 0 A recent Reuters article on the problem with Venezuela’s measles outbreak crossing the Brazilian border said the following: Brazil complained on Thursday that Venezuela was doing nothing to stop the spread of an outbreak of measles in Brazil and other ... A recent Reuters article on the problem with Venezuela’s measles outbreak crossing the Brazilian border said the following: Brazil complained on Thursday that Venezuela was doing nothing to stop the spread of an outbreak of measles in Brazil and other neighboring countries that has been sparked by an exodus of Venezuelans fleeing economic collapse. This […] Robert Herriman clean 7:38
Lyme disease in the US: The Quest Diagnostics Health Trends report http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-us-quest-diagnostics-health-trends-report-25581/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-us-quest-diagnostics-health-trends-report-25581/#respond Thu, 09 Aug 2018 22:50:25 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=32265 Lyme disease is a potentially serious bacterial infection that is spread by bites from infected blacklegged ticks and deer ticks. The bacterium, called Borrelia burgdorferi, causes more than 300,000 illnesses each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The prevalence of Lyme disease is increasing in the United States and according […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-us-quest-diagnostics-health-trends-report-25581/feed/ 0 Lyme disease is a potentially serious bacterial infection that is spread by bites from infected blacklegged ticks and deer ticks. The bacterium, called Borrelia burgdorferi, causes more than 300,000 illnesses each year, Lyme disease is a potentially serious bacterial infection that is spread by bites from infected blacklegged ticks and deer ticks. The bacterium, called Borrelia burgdorferi, causes more than 300,000 illnesses each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The prevalence of Lyme disease is increasing in the United States and according […] Robert Herriman clean 7:48
Rat lungworm in the US: An interview with Dr Eugene Liu http://outbreaknewstoday.com/rat-lungworm-us-interview-dr-eugene-liu-68584/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/rat-lungworm-us-interview-dr-eugene-liu-68584/#respond Tue, 07 Aug 2018 20:20:11 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=32225 Rat lungworm infection or Angiostrongyliasis is a parasitic infection that is relatively rare in the US; however, its effects on those infected can be quite serious.  Last Friday, a CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report or (MMWR) looked at cases of CNS disease in the continental US for a 6 year period.  Joining me on today’s […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/rat-lungworm-us-interview-dr-eugene-liu-68584/feed/ 0 Rat lungworm infection or Angiostrongyliasis is a parasitic infection that is relatively rare in the US; however, its effects on those infected can be quite serious.  Last Friday, a CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report or (MMWR) looked at cases of... Rat lungworm infection or Angiostrongyliasis is a parasitic infection that is relatively rare in the US; however, its effects on those infected can be quite serious.  Last Friday, a CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report or (MMWR) looked at cases of CNS disease in the continental US for a 6 year period.  Joining me on today’s […] Robert Herriman clean 7:35
Flu, amphiregulin and faster recovery in men http://outbreaknewstoday.com/flu-amphiregulin-faster-recovery-men-97880/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/flu-amphiregulin-faster-recovery-men-97880/#respond Mon, 06 Aug 2018 11:53:56 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=32183 A recent study by Johns Hopkins researchers look at the flu and what may explain why men recover faster. The study published in the journal Biology of Sex Differences demonstrates increased amounts of a lung-healing protein called amphiregulin (AREG) could be the reason why men recover from influenza more quickly than women.  Public health physician and vaccinologist, […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/flu-amphiregulin-faster-recovery-men-97880/feed/ 0 A recent study by Johns Hopkins researchers look at the flu and what may explain why men recover faster. The study published in the journal Biology of Sex Differences demonstrates increased amounts of a lung-healing protein called amphiregulin (AREG) c... A recent study by Johns Hopkins researchers look at the flu and what may explain why men recover faster. The study published in the journal Biology of Sex Differences demonstrates increased amounts of a lung-healing protein called amphiregulin (AREG) could be the reason why men recover from influenza more quickly than women.  Public health physician and vaccinologist, […] Robert Herriman clean 5:53
What is Capnocytophaga? http://outbreaknewstoday.com/what-is-capnocytophaga-53328/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/what-is-capnocytophaga-53328/#respond Sun, 05 Aug 2018 22:34:51 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=32175 Last week I reported on a Wisconsin man who contracted a very serious infection with the bacterium, Capnocytophaga canimorsus and quickly went into septic shock. It is suspected he contracted the bacterium from a dog lick. The latest news on his condition was he had all four limbs amputated. So what is Capnocytophaga? Joining me […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/what-is-capnocytophaga-53328/feed/ 0 Last week I reported on a Wisconsin man who contracted a very serious infection with the bacterium, Capnocytophaga canimorsus and quickly went into septic shock. It is suspected he contracted the bacterium from a dog lick. Last week I reported on a Wisconsin man who contracted a very serious infection with the bacterium, Capnocytophaga canimorsus and quickly went into septic shock. It is suspected he contracted the bacterium from a dog lick. The latest news on his condition was he had all four limbs amputated. So what is Capnocytophaga? Joining me […] Robert Herriman clean 10:34
Filariasis: Wuchereria bancrofti and Brugia malayi http://outbreaknewstoday.com/filariasis-wuchereria-bancrofti-brugia-malayi-97276/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/filariasis-wuchereria-bancrofti-brugia-malayi-97276/#respond Wed, 01 Aug 2018 00:24:40 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=32092 Filarial worms are long thread like worms that live in the tissue and body cavities of vertebrates. Their eggs mature into tiny larvae called microfilariae. There are at least eight filarids that are of importance to humans and today we’ll be talking about two of them—Wuchereria bancrofti and Brugia malayi. Joining me to discuss filariasis […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/filariasis-wuchereria-bancrofti-brugia-malayi-97276/feed/ 0 Filarial worms are long thread like worms that live in the tissue and body cavities of vertebrates. Their eggs mature into tiny larvae called microfilariae. There are at least eight filarids that are of importance to humans and today we’ll be talking a... Filarial worms are long thread like worms that live in the tissue and body cavities of vertebrates. Their eggs mature into tiny larvae called microfilariae. There are at least eight filarids that are of importance to humans and today we’ll be talking about two of them—Wuchereria bancrofti and Brugia malayi. Joining me to discuss filariasis […] Robert Herriman clean 13:41
Aum Shinrikyo: A look back at the terror http://outbreaknewstoday.com/aum-shinrikyo-look-back-terror-37370/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/aum-shinrikyo-look-back-terror-37370/#respond Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:41:24 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=31858 Shoko Asahara, founder of the doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo and mastermind behind the deadly 1995 nerve gas attack in the Tokyo subway system and other crimes and acts of terror, and 6 other members were recently executed in Japan. Joining me to look at the cult Aum Shinrikyo and the acts of terror they committed […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/aum-shinrikyo-look-back-terror-37370/feed/ 0 Shoko Asahara, founder of the doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo and mastermind behind the deadly 1995 nerve gas attack in the Tokyo subway system and other crimes and acts of terror, and 6 other members were recently executed in Japan. Shoko Asahara, founder of the doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo and mastermind behind the deadly 1995 nerve gas attack in the Tokyo subway system and other crimes and acts of terror, and 6 other members were recently executed in Japan. Joining me to look at the cult Aum Shinrikyo and the acts of terror they committed […] Robert Herriman clean 25:32
Toxocara in the UK: A discussion with Dr Ian Wright http://outbreaknewstoday.com/toxocara-uk-discussion-dr-ian-wright-23157/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/toxocara-uk-discussion-dr-ian-wright-23157/#comments Wed, 18 Jul 2018 22:00:13 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=31821 The CDC reports–A U.S. study in 1996 showed that 30% of dogs younger than 6 months deposit Toxocara eggs in their feces; other studies have shown that almost all puppies are born already infected with Toxocara canis. Research also suggests that 25% of all cats are infected with Toxocara cati. In humans, it has been […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/toxocara-uk-discussion-dr-ian-wright-23157/feed/ 1 The CDC reports–A U.S. study in 1996 showed that 30% of dogs younger than 6 months deposit Toxocara eggs in their feces; other studies have shown that almost all puppies are born already infected with Toxocara canis. The CDC reports–A U.S. study in 1996 showed that 30% of dogs younger than 6 months deposit Toxocara eggs in their feces; other studies have shown that almost all puppies are born already infected with Toxocara canis. Research also suggests that 25% of all cats are infected with Toxocara cati. In humans, it has been […] Robert Herriman clean 25:56
Epstein-Barr Virus: The red-headed step child of the Herpes Virus family http://outbreaknewstoday.com/epstein-barr-virus-red-headed-step-child-herpes-virus-family-65229/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/epstein-barr-virus-red-headed-step-child-herpes-virus-family-65229/#respond Fri, 13 Jul 2018 23:17:29 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=31710 The Herpes Virus family consist of a number of viruses–herpes simplex-1 and 2, cytomegalovirus (CMV), Varicella Zoster Virus (VSV) and Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV). EBV infects about nine out of 10 people and a good number will develop infectious mononucleosis (IM) Despite this, my guest today, infectious disease physician, Steven LaRosa, MD calls EBV “The red-headed step child […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/epstein-barr-virus-red-headed-step-child-herpes-virus-family-65229/feed/ 0 The Herpes Virus family consist of a number of viruses–herpes simplex-1 and 2, cytomegalovirus (CMV), Varicella Zoster Virus (VSV) and Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV). EBV infects about nine out of 10 people and a good number will develop infectious mononucle... The Herpes Virus family consist of a number of viruses–herpes simplex-1 and 2, cytomegalovirus (CMV), Varicella Zoster Virus (VSV) and Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV). EBV infects about nine out of 10 people and a good number will develop infectious mononucleosis (IM) Despite this, my guest today, infectious disease physician, Steven LaRosa, MD calls EBV “The red-headed step child […] Robert Herriman clean 12:43
Philippines: Manila Leptospirosis outbreak update with Dr. Ted Herbosa http://outbreaknewstoday.com/philippines-manila-leptospirosis-outbreak-update-dr-ted-herbosa-87351/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/philippines-manila-leptospirosis-outbreak-update-dr-ted-herbosa-87351/#respond Fri, 13 Jul 2018 10:30:59 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=31704 Leptospirosis is a bacterial zoonotic disease caused by the corkscrew shaped organism, Leptospira. It goes by several other names depending on the locale; mud fever, swamp fever, sugar cane and Fort Bragg fever, among others. It is a disease of both humans and animals. On July 5th, the Philippines Department of Health declared a leptospirosis outbreak […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/philippines-manila-leptospirosis-outbreak-update-dr-ted-herbosa-87351/feed/ 0 Leptospirosis is a bacterial zoonotic disease caused by the corkscrew shaped organism, Leptospira. It goes by several other names depending on the locale; mud fever, swamp fever, sugar cane and Fort Bragg fever, among others. Leptospirosis is a bacterial zoonotic disease caused by the corkscrew shaped organism, Leptospira. It goes by several other names depending on the locale; mud fever, swamp fever, sugar cane and Fort Bragg fever, among others. It is a disease of both humans and animals. On July 5th, the Philippines Department of Health declared a leptospirosis outbreak […] Robert Herriman clean 7:42
Giardia: The most common intestinal parasite found in humans in the US http://outbreaknewstoday.com/giardia-common-intestinal-parasite-found-humans-us-41507/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/giardia-common-intestinal-parasite-found-humans-us-41507/#comments Wed, 11 Jul 2018 00:06:57 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=31642 Giardiasis is a diarrheal illness caused by the parasite Giardia intestinalis (also known as Giardia lamblia or Giardia duodenalis). It is the most common intestinal parasite found in humans in the United States. Globally, it infects nearly 2% of adults and 6% to 8% of children in developed countries and nearly 33% of people in developing […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/giardia-common-intestinal-parasite-found-humans-us-41507/feed/ 2 Giardiasis is a diarrheal illness caused by the parasite Giardia intestinalis (also known as Giardia lamblia or Giardia duodenalis). It is the most common intestinal parasite found in humans in the United States. Globally, Giardiasis is a diarrheal illness caused by the parasite Giardia intestinalis (also known as Giardia lamblia or Giardia duodenalis). It is the most common intestinal parasite found in humans in the United States. Globally, it infects nearly 2% of adults and 6% to 8% of children in developed countries and nearly 33% of people in developing […] Robert Herriman clean 11:58
Ron Paul is against compulsory vaccinations: Why I disagree http://outbreaknewstoday.com/ron-paul-compulsory-vaccinations-disagree-25964/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/ron-paul-compulsory-vaccinations-disagree-25964/#respond Sun, 08 Jul 2018 01:45:39 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=31594 Earlier this week, former Texas Congressman and retired physician, Dr Ron Paul and his co host, Daniel McAdams did a show on the Ron Paul Liberty Report on state mandated, or compulsory vaccines and the latest on the Dr Bob Sears case. I’ve been a big supporter of Dr Paul for many years and agree […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/ron-paul-compulsory-vaccinations-disagree-25964/feed/ 0 Earlier this week, former Texas Congressman and retired physician, Dr Ron Paul and his co host, Daniel McAdams did a show on the Ron Paul Liberty Report on state mandated, or compulsory vaccines and the latest on the Dr Bob Sears case. Earlier this week, former Texas Congressman and retired physician, Dr Ron Paul and his co host, Daniel McAdams did a show on the Ron Paul Liberty Report on state mandated, or compulsory vaccines and the latest on the Dr Bob Sears case. I’ve been a big supporter of Dr Paul for many years and agree […] Robert Herriman clean 9:05
Capillaria philippinensis: First described in the 1960s in the Northern Philippines http://outbreaknewstoday.com/capillaria-philippinensis-first-described-1960s-northern-philippines-96908/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/capillaria-philippinensis-first-described-1960s-northern-philippines-96908/#respond Wed, 04 Jul 2018 00:40:28 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=31509 On today’s podcast, I talk to parasitologist and author, Rosemary Drisdelle about a potentially fatal roundworm first described in Northern Luzon, Philippines in the early 1960s, Capillaria philippinensis. Rosemary discusses the life cycle, pathology diagnosis and treatment of this serious nematode infection. In addition, she tells an interesting story concerning the history of the parasite. Related: […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/capillaria-philippinensis-first-described-1960s-northern-philippines-96908/feed/ 0 On today’s podcast, I talk to parasitologist and author, Rosemary Drisdelle about a potentially fatal roundworm first described in Northern Luzon, Philippines in the early 1960s, Capillaria philippinensis. Rosemary discusses the life cycle, On today’s podcast, I talk to parasitologist and author, Rosemary Drisdelle about a potentially fatal roundworm first described in Northern Luzon, Philippines in the early 1960s, Capillaria philippinensis. Rosemary discusses the life cycle, pathology diagnosis and treatment of this serious nematode infection. In addition, she tells an interesting story concerning the history of the parasite. Related: […] Robert Herriman clean 10:29
Sustaining vaccine confidence in a post-truth era: Panel Q&A from ISNTD d³ 2018 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/sustaining-vaccine-confidence-in-a-post-truth-era-panel-qa-from-isntd-d%c2%b3-2018-2018/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/sustaining-vaccine-confidence-in-a-post-truth-era-panel-qa-from-isntd-d%c2%b3-2018-2018/#respond Mon, 02 Jul 2018 11:55:53 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=31460 In the second in a series of expert question and answer panels from the International Society of Neglected Tropical Diseases d³ (ISNTD d³) conference in London June 25-26th 2018, The Lancet Global Health’s Zoe Mullan chairs a great panel taking questions on the topic, Sustaining vaccine confidence in a post-truth era. The panel includes Angus Thomson (Sanofi Pasteur), Tikki Pangestu (Lee Kuan […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/sustaining-vaccine-confidence-in-a-post-truth-era-panel-qa-from-isntd-d%c2%b3-2018-2018/feed/ 0 In the second in a series of expert question and answer panels from the International Society of Neglected Tropical Diseases d³ (ISNTD d³) conference in London June 25-26th 2018, The Lancet Global Health’s Zoe Mullan chairs a great panel taking questio... In the second in a series of expert question and answer panels from the International Society of Neglected Tropical Diseases d³ (ISNTD d³) conference in London June 25-26th 2018, The Lancet Global Health’s Zoe Mullan chairs a great panel taking questions on the topic, Sustaining vaccine confidence in a post-truth era. The panel includes Angus Thomson (Sanofi Pasteur), Tikki Pangestu (Lee Kuan […] Robert Herriman clean 38:13
Redefining Access to Medicines: Panel Q&A from ISNTD d³ 2018 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/redefining-access-medicines-panel-qa-isntd-d%c2%b3-2018/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/redefining-access-medicines-panel-qa-isntd-d%c2%b3-2018/#respond Mon, 02 Jul 2018 11:14:50 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=31456 On today’s podcast, I’ll be playing an expert question and answer panel from the International Society of Neglected Tropical Diseases d³ (ISNTD d³) conference in London June 25-26th 2018. The Q & A is on the topic, Redefining Access to Medicines and is chaired by Andrew Jack of The Financial Times. Panel participants include: Dr. Beatrice Greco (Merck […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/redefining-access-medicines-panel-qa-isntd-d%c2%b3-2018/feed/ 0 On today’s podcast, I’ll be playing an expert question and answer panel from the International Society of Neglected Tropical Diseases d³ (ISNTD d³) conference in London June 25-26th 2018. The Q & A is on the topic, On today’s podcast, I’ll be playing an expert question and answer panel from the International Society of Neglected Tropical Diseases d³ (ISNTD d³) conference in London June 25-26th 2018. The Q & A is on the topic, Redefining Access to Medicines and is chaired by Andrew Jack of The Financial Times. Panel participants include: Dr. Beatrice Greco (Merck […] Robert Herriman clean 27:10
Keystone virus: An interview with John Lednicky, Ph.D. http://outbreaknewstoday.com/keystone-virus-interview-john-lednicky-ph-d-97828/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/keystone-virus-interview-john-lednicky-ph-d-97828/#respond Mon, 25 Jun 2018 23:49:35 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=31346 Mosquito borne viruses that infect humans–the number are plenty with Zika, dengue, chikungunya, West Nile and Keystone virus? University of Florida researchers discuss the first human case of Keystone virus in a recent issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases. Joining me to talk more about this arbovirus and the first human case in a North Central Florida […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/keystone-virus-interview-john-lednicky-ph-d-97828/feed/ 0 Mosquito borne viruses that infect humans–the number are plenty with Zika, dengue, chikungunya, West Nile and Keystone virus? University of Florida researchers discuss the first human case of Keystone virus in a recent issue of Clinical Infectious Dise... Mosquito borne viruses that infect humans–the number are plenty with Zika, dengue, chikungunya, West Nile and Keystone virus? University of Florida researchers discuss the first human case of Keystone virus in a recent issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases. Joining me to talk more about this arbovirus and the first human case in a North Central Florida […] Robert Herriman clean 14:54
Strongyloides stercoralis: Severe and life-threatening infection in the immunosuppressed http://outbreaknewstoday.com/strongyloides-stercoralis-severe-life-threatening-infection-immunosuppressed-23829/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/strongyloides-stercoralis-severe-life-threatening-infection-immunosuppressed-23829/#comments Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:19:11 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=31252 On today’s show we discuss a most interesting parasite, the soil transmitted helminth, Strongyloides stercoralis. This parasite is more commonly found in areas that are relatively warm and moist, in rural areas, and areas associated with agricultural activity, but it can occur anywhere. Strongyloidiasis can be severe and life-threatening in persons who are immunosuppressed where forms of […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/strongyloides-stercoralis-severe-life-threatening-infection-immunosuppressed-23829/feed/ 1 On today’s show we discuss a most interesting parasite, the soil transmitted helminth, Strongyloides stercoralis. This parasite is more commonly found in areas that are relatively warm and moist, in rural areas, On today’s show we discuss a most interesting parasite, the soil transmitted helminth, Strongyloides stercoralis. This parasite is more commonly found in areas that are relatively warm and moist, in rural areas, and areas associated with agricultural activity, but it can occur anywhere. Strongyloidiasis can be severe and life-threatening in persons who are immunosuppressed where forms of […] Robert Herriman clean 16:19
Animal Viruses and Humans: A discussion with author, Dr Warren Andiman http://outbreaknewstoday.com/animal-viruses-humans-discussion-author-dr-warren-andiman-81204/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/animal-viruses-humans-discussion-author-dr-warren-andiman-81204/#comments Thu, 14 Jun 2018 01:07:40 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=31114 Animal viral diseases and spillover to humans results in some of the most important and devastating infections and outbreaks known to humans. My guest today looks at a number of these zoonotic diseases with superb storytelling interwoven with history, virology and public health. The name of the newly published book is titled Animal Viruses and […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/animal-viruses-humans-discussion-author-dr-warren-andiman-81204/feed/ 2 Animal viral diseases and spillover to humans results in some of the most important and devastating infections and outbreaks known to humans. My guest today looks at a number of these zoonotic diseases with superb storytelling interwoven with history, Animal viral diseases and spillover to humans results in some of the most important and devastating infections and outbreaks known to humans. My guest today looks at a number of these zoonotic diseases with superb storytelling interwoven with history, virology and public health. The name of the newly published book is titled Animal Viruses and […] Robert Herriman clean 29:16
Malaria series: Plasmodium malariae, P. ovale and the monkey malaria- Plasmodium knowlesi http://outbreaknewstoday.com/malaria-series-plasmodium-malariae-p-ovale-monkey-malaria-plasmodium-knowlesi-91515/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/malaria-series-plasmodium-malariae-p-ovale-monkey-malaria-plasmodium-knowlesi-91515/#respond Wed, 13 Jun 2018 00:12:12 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=31095 In the final podcast in our short series on malarial parasites, we’re look at the two less common species–P. malariae and P. ovale. In addition, we will spend some time talking about the so called “monkey malaria”or the more common than we thought, Plasmodium knowlesi. Joining me is out go-to parasitology expert, author, Rosemary Drisdelle. […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/malaria-series-plasmodium-malariae-p-ovale-monkey-malaria-plasmodium-knowlesi-91515/feed/ 0 In the final podcast in our short series on malarial parasites, we’re look at the two less common species–P. malariae and P. ovale. In addition, we will spend some time talking about the so called “monkey malaria”or the more common than we thought, In the final podcast in our short series on malarial parasites, we’re look at the two less common species–P. malariae and P. ovale. In addition, we will spend some time talking about the so called “monkey malaria”or the more common than we thought, Plasmodium knowlesi. Joining me is out go-to parasitology expert, author, Rosemary Drisdelle. […] Robert Herriman clean 13:12
Plasmodium falciparum, cerebral malaria and blackwater fever http://outbreaknewstoday.com/plasmodium-falciparum-cerebral-malaria-blackwater-fever-83813/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/plasmodium-falciparum-cerebral-malaria-blackwater-fever-83813/#respond Wed, 06 Jun 2018 00:06:30 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=30968 In a follow-up to the podcast last week, Malaria: A general introduction and Plasmodium vivax, I continue the series on the malaria species. On today’s show, Parasitology teacher and author, Rosemary Drisdelle, joins me to talk about the deadliest species of malaria, Plasmodium falciparum. P. falciparum can cause severe malaria because it multiples rapidly in the blood, and […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/plasmodium-falciparum-cerebral-malaria-blackwater-fever-83813/feed/ 0 In a follow-up to the podcast last week, Malaria: A general introduction and Plasmodium vivax, I continue the series on the malaria species. On today’s show, Parasitology teacher and author, Rosemary Drisdelle, In a follow-up to the podcast last week, Malaria: A general introduction and Plasmodium vivax, I continue the series on the malaria species. On today’s show, Parasitology teacher and author, Rosemary Drisdelle, joins me to talk about the deadliest species of malaria, Plasmodium falciparum. P. falciparum can cause severe malaria because it multiples rapidly in the blood, and […] Robert Herriman clean 12:15
Antibiotics: How to optimize the use and dosing of Vancomycin http://outbreaknewstoday.com/antibiotics-optimize-use-dosing-vancomycin-97796/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/antibiotics-optimize-use-dosing-vancomycin-97796/#respond Mon, 04 Jun 2018 23:02:25 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=30942 We’ve discussed the use and misuse of antibiotics and antibiotic stewardship a number of times on this show and today we are going to look at the use of vancomycin.  Infectious disease physician, Steven LaRosa, MD joins me to talk about vancomycin, evaluating the need to use it, the use of a loading dose and […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/antibiotics-optimize-use-dosing-vancomycin-97796/feed/ 0 We’ve discussed the use and misuse of antibiotics and antibiotic stewardship a number of times on this show and today we are going to look at the use of vancomycin.  Infectious disease physician, Steven LaRosa, MD joins me to talk about vancomycin, We’ve discussed the use and misuse of antibiotics and antibiotic stewardship a number of times on this show and today we are going to look at the use of vancomycin.  Infectious disease physician, Steven LaRosa, MD joins me to talk about vancomycin, evaluating the need to use it, the use of a loading dose and […] Robert Herriman clean 16:12
Lyme disease: Climate change and public policy http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-climate-change-public-policy-25782/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-climate-change-public-policy-25782/#comments Thu, 31 May 2018 22:50:58 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=30864 On today’s show, I talk about Lyme disease, the effects of climate change on the tickborne illness and issues of Lyme medical and public policy with the author of the book, Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change, Mary Beth Pfeiffer. Check out more at The First Epidemic Zika, West Nile, Lyme and other vector-borne diseases […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-climate-change-public-policy-25782/feed/ 1 On today’s show, I talk about Lyme disease, the effects of climate change on the tickborne illness and issues of Lyme medical and public policy with the author of the book, Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change, Mary Beth Pfeiffer. On today’s show, I talk about Lyme disease, the effects of climate change on the tickborne illness and issues of Lyme medical and public policy with the author of the book, Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change, Mary Beth Pfeiffer. Check out more at The First Epidemic Zika, West Nile, Lyme and other vector-borne diseases […] Robert Herriman clean 17:17
Malaria: A general introduction and Plasmodium vivax http://outbreaknewstoday.com/malaria-general-introduction-plasmodium-vivax-79277/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/malaria-general-introduction-plasmodium-vivax-79277/#respond Wed, 30 May 2018 01:04:43 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=30827 Malaria is probably the most important parasitic disease affecting man. The parasite belongs to the class Sporozoa and the genus Plasmodium, a name which means multinucleated mass. There are scores of named species of Plasmodium which infect various species of vertebrates. Four species are considered true parasites of humans, as they utilize humans almost exclusively […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/malaria-general-introduction-plasmodium-vivax-79277/feed/ 0 Malaria is probably the most important parasitic disease affecting man. The parasite belongs to the class Sporozoa and the genus Plasmodium, a name which means multinucleated mass. There are scores of named species of Plasmodium which infect various sp... Malaria is probably the most important parasitic disease affecting man. The parasite belongs to the class Sporozoa and the genus Plasmodium, a name which means multinucleated mass. There are scores of named species of Plasmodium which infect various species of vertebrates. Four species are considered true parasites of humans, as they utilize humans almost exclusively […] Robert Herriman clean 17:21
Grain beetles and rat tapeworms http://outbreaknewstoday.com/grain-beetles-rat-tapeworms-70566/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/grain-beetles-rat-tapeworms-70566/#respond Wed, 16 May 2018 00:11:54 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=30581 In a follow-up to an interview on the dwarf tapeworm, Hymenolepsis nana last week, this week we look a related cestode, the rat tapeworm. Hymenolepis diminuta is a tapeworm that occurs throughout the world. Its principal definitive hosts are rodents. Nevertheless, in rare instances, it can infect humans, typically by accidental ingestion of infected arthropods, often grain beetles. […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/grain-beetles-rat-tapeworms-70566/feed/ 0 In a follow-up to an interview on the dwarf tapeworm, Hymenolepsis nana last week, this week we look a related cestode, the rat tapeworm. Hymenolepis diminuta is a tapeworm that occurs throughout the world. Its principal definitive hosts are rodents. In a follow-up to an interview on the dwarf tapeworm, Hymenolepsis nana last week, this week we look a related cestode, the rat tapeworm. Hymenolepis diminuta is a tapeworm that occurs throughout the world. Its principal definitive hosts are rodents. Nevertheless, in rare instances, it can infect humans, typically by accidental ingestion of infected arthropods, often grain beetles. […] Robert Herriman clean 9:09
Skin Cancer Awareness Month: A discussion with Dr Edi Kaminska http://outbreaknewstoday.com/skin-cancer-awareness-month-discussion-dr-edi-kaminska-67674/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/skin-cancer-awareness-month-discussion-dr-edi-kaminska-67674/#respond Wed, 09 May 2018 23:44:20 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=30450 As the title of the podcast indicates and as regular listeners know, the majority of the time I focus of infectious diseases. However, I do like to dedicate air time to other important health issues, and today’s topic is indeed important and unfortunately, all too common– and thats skin cancer. In fact, skin cancer is […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/skin-cancer-awareness-month-discussion-dr-edi-kaminska-67674/feed/ 0 As the title of the podcast indicates and as regular listeners know, the majority of the time I focus of infectious diseases. However, I do like to dedicate air time to other important health issues, and today’s topic is indeed important and unfortunat... As the title of the podcast indicates and as regular listeners know, the majority of the time I focus of infectious diseases. However, I do like to dedicate air time to other important health issues, and today’s topic is indeed important and unfortunately, all too common– and thats skin cancer. In fact, skin cancer is […] Robert Herriman clean 10:01
Hymenolepis nana: The dwarf tapeworm http://outbreaknewstoday.com/hymenolepis-nana-dwarf-tapeworm-85297/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/hymenolepis-nana-dwarf-tapeworm-85297/#respond Wed, 09 May 2018 00:25:18 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=30434 In our running series on parasites, we’re going to look at another tapeworm–The dwarf tapeworm or Hymenolepis nana. Joining me is parasitology expert, author  and friend of the show, Rosemary Drisdelle. Fasciola hepatica: The sheep liver fluke Dicrocoelium dendriticum: The lancet liver fluke Paragonimus: A look at this parasitic lung fluke Clonorchis sinensis: The Chinese liver […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/hymenolepis-nana-dwarf-tapeworm-85297/feed/ 0 In our running series on parasites, we’re going to look at another tapeworm–The dwarf tapeworm or Hymenolepis nana. Joining me is parasitology expert, author  and friend of the show, Rosemary Drisdelle. Fasciola hepatica: The sheep liver fluke Dicrocoe... In our running series on parasites, we’re going to look at another tapeworm–The dwarf tapeworm or Hymenolepis nana. Joining me is parasitology expert, author  and friend of the show, Rosemary Drisdelle. Fasciola hepatica: The sheep liver fluke Dicrocoelium dendriticum: The lancet liver fluke Paragonimus: A look at this parasitic lung fluke Clonorchis sinensis: The Chinese liver […] Robert Herriman clean 10:18
Lyme Disease Awareness Month: Prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-awareness-month-prevention-symptoms-diagnosis-treatment-29346/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-awareness-month-prevention-symptoms-diagnosis-treatment-29346/#comments Tue, 08 May 2018 23:06:14 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=30431 Lyme disease season is here. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States, and 300,000 Americans are infected with Lyme disease each year. May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and today we’ll be discussing Lyme disease prevention, signs and symptoms, […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-awareness-month-prevention-symptoms-diagnosis-treatment-29346/feed/ 1 Lyme disease season is here. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States, and 300,000 Americans are infected with Lyme disease each year. Lyme disease season is here. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States, and 300,000 Americans are infected with Lyme disease each year. May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and today we’ll be discussing Lyme disease prevention, signs and symptoms, […] Robert Herriman clean 25:22
Pubic Lice: They Don’t Call Them Crabs For Nothing http://outbreaknewstoday.com/pubic-lice-dont-call-crabs-nothing-94899/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/pubic-lice-dont-call-crabs-nothing-94899/#respond Wed, 25 Apr 2018 00:00:52 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=30181 On today’s podcast we are going to finish up talking about human lice. On the last podcast we looked at head and body lice and we’ll tackle pubic lice or crabs on today’s show. It doesn’t matter what’s your status in life, crabs can be found on anyone, anywhere. The pubic louse, Phthirus pubis, is typically […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/pubic-lice-dont-call-crabs-nothing-94899/feed/ 0 On today’s podcast we are going to finish up talking about human lice. On the last podcast we looked at head and body lice and we’ll tackle pubic lice or crabs on today’s show. It doesn’t matter what’s your status in life, On today’s podcast we are going to finish up talking about human lice. On the last podcast we looked at head and body lice and we’ll tackle pubic lice or crabs on today’s show. It doesn’t matter what’s your status in life, crabs can be found on anyone, anywhere. The pubic louse, Phthirus pubis, is typically […] Robert Herriman clean 9:19
Pediculosis: Head and body lice http://outbreaknewstoday.com/pediculosis-head-and-body-lice-30668/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/pediculosis-head-and-body-lice-30668/#comments Wed, 04 Apr 2018 00:17:46 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=29803 On today’s show we are going to look at some common ectoparasites–lice. According to the CDC, lice are parasitic insects that can be found on people’s heads, and bodies, including the pubic area. Human lice survive by feeding on human blood. Lice found on each area of the body are different from each other. The three […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/pediculosis-head-and-body-lice-30668/feed/ 1 On today’s show we are going to look at some common ectoparasites–lice. According to the CDC, lice are parasitic insects that can be found on people’s heads, and bodies, including the pubic area. Human lice survive by feeding on human blood. On today’s show we are going to look at some common ectoparasites–lice. According to the CDC, lice are parasitic insects that can be found on people’s heads, and bodies, including the pubic area. Human lice survive by feeding on human blood. Lice found on each area of the body are different from each other. The three […] Robert Herriman clean 15:15
STD testing with myLab Box co-founder, Lora Ivanova http://outbreaknewstoday.com/std-testing-mylab-box-co-founder-lora-ivanova-74133/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/std-testing-mylab-box-co-founder-lora-ivanova-74133/#respond Wed, 28 Mar 2018 23:51:25 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=29688 Sexually transmitted infections are on the rise in the US and testing and treatment, if necessary, is important to prevent the spread of disease. Making lab testing more accessible, reliable and affordable with no need to drive, schedule appointments or wait in line is what myLab Box is all about. myLab Box co-founder, Lora Ivanova […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/std-testing-mylab-box-co-founder-lora-ivanova-74133/feed/ 0 Sexually transmitted infections are on the rise in the US and testing and treatment, if necessary, is important to prevent the spread of disease. Making lab testing more accessible, reliable and affordable with no need to drive, Sexually transmitted infections are on the rise in the US and testing and treatment, if necessary, is important to prevent the spread of disease. Making lab testing more accessible, reliable and affordable with no need to drive, schedule appointments or wait in line is what myLab Box is all about. myLab Box co-founder, Lora Ivanova […] Robert Herriman clean 18:21
Trichomonas vaginalis: The sexually transmitted parasite http://outbreaknewstoday.com/trichomonas-vaginalis-sexually-transmitted-parasite-91606/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/trichomonas-vaginalis-sexually-transmitted-parasite-91606/#comments Tue, 27 Mar 2018 23:51:52 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=29673 Trichomoniasis is the most common curable sexually transmitted infection. It is caused by the protozoan parasite, Trichomonas vaginalis. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 3.7 million people have the infection. Joining me today to discuss this protozoa is Parasitology teacher and author of Parasites, Tales of Humanity’s Most Unwelcome […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/trichomonas-vaginalis-sexually-transmitted-parasite-91606/feed/ 1 Trichomoniasis is the most common curable sexually transmitted infection. It is caused by the protozoan parasite, Trichomonas vaginalis. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 3. Trichomoniasis is the most common curable sexually transmitted infection. It is caused by the protozoan parasite, Trichomonas vaginalis. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 3.7 million people have the infection. Joining me today to discuss this protozoa is Parasitology teacher and author of Parasites, Tales of Humanity’s Most Unwelcome […] Robert Herriman clean 7:40
Schistosomiasis: In terms of impact, it’s second only to malaria as the most devastating parasitic disease http://outbreaknewstoday.com/schistosomiasis-terms-impact-second-malaria-devastating-parasitic-disease-88759/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/schistosomiasis-terms-impact-second-malaria-devastating-parasitic-disease-88759/#comments Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:21:54 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=29402 On today’s show, we talk about schistosomiasis. Health authorities say more than 200 million people are infected worldwide and in terms of impact, this disease is second only to malaria as the most devastating parasitic disease. My guest, Parasitology teacher and author of the book, Parasites: Tales of Humanity’s Most Unwelcome Guests, Rosemary Drisdelle joined me […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/schistosomiasis-terms-impact-second-malaria-devastating-parasitic-disease-88759/feed/ 5 On today’s show, we talk about schistosomiasis. Health authorities say more than 200 million people are infected worldwide and in terms of impact, this disease is second only to malaria as the most devastating parasitic disease. My guest, On today’s show, we talk about schistosomiasis. Health authorities say more than 200 million people are infected worldwide and in terms of impact, this disease is second only to malaria as the most devastating parasitic disease. My guest, Parasitology teacher and author of the book, Parasites: Tales of Humanity’s Most Unwelcome Guests, Rosemary Drisdelle joined me […] Robert Herriman clean 21:32
Travel health topics with Dr. Duellyn Pandis http://outbreaknewstoday.com/travel-health-topics-dr-duellyn-pandis-32979/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/travel-health-topics-dr-duellyn-pandis-32979/#respond Mon, 12 Mar 2018 00:59:33 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=29361 Nurse practitioner and President and CEO of Passport Health of Tampa, Dr. Duellyn Pandis joined me in this interview from last summer to catch up on various topics of travel health and medicine. We discussed several travel destinations and the travel issues and advice for each. Dr. Pandis went over in detail the issue with the […]

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Organ donation: Kidney paired donations, Donate Life Month http://outbreaknewstoday.com/organ-donation-kidney-paired-donations-donate-life-month-62216/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/organ-donation-kidney-paired-donations-donate-life-month-62216/#respond Mon, 12 Mar 2018 00:41:29 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=29358 In this podcast, I pull out two interviews from the past couple years concerning organ donation. The first interview, from June 2016, I am joined by President and Founder of the Living Kidney Donors Network (LKDN) and two-time kidney transplant recipient, Harvey Mysel to discuss kidney paired donations, or paired exchanges and how they work. In the second interview, I […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/organ-donation-kidney-paired-donations-donate-life-month-62216/feed/ 0 In this podcast, I pull out two interviews from the past couple years concerning organ donation. The first interview, from June 2016, I am joined by President and Founder of the Living Kidney Donors Network (LKDN) and two-time kidney transplant recipie... In this podcast, I pull out two interviews from the past couple years concerning organ donation. The first interview, from June 2016, I am joined by President and Founder of the Living Kidney Donors Network (LKDN) and two-time kidney transplant recipient, Harvey Mysel to discuss kidney paired donations, or paired exchanges and how they work. In the second interview, I […] Robert Herriman clean 28:57
Vaccine law and exemptions http://outbreaknewstoday.com/vaccine-law-exemptions-70296/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/vaccine-law-exemptions-70296/#respond Sun, 11 Mar 2018 12:19:56 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=29355 In this January 2017 interview, Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of Law, Dorit Rubinstein Reiss, PhD joined me to discuss the types and issues of vaccine exemption, the role and purposes of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act and the corresponding National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program and other topics of vaccine law. Related:  Thoughts on the […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/vaccine-law-exemptions-70296/feed/ 0 In this January 2017 interview, Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of Law, Dorit Rubinstein Reiss, PhD joined me to discuss the types and issues of vaccine exemption, the role and purposes of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act and the corre... In this January 2017 interview, Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of Law, Dorit Rubinstein Reiss, PhD joined me to discuss the types and issues of vaccine exemption, the role and purposes of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act and the corresponding National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program and other topics of vaccine law. Related:  Thoughts on the […] Robert Herriman clean 33:09
The Global Virome Project: Providing timely data to battle future pandemics http://outbreaknewstoday.com/global-virome-project-providing-timely-data-battle-future-pandemics-64685/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/global-virome-project-providing-timely-data-battle-future-pandemics-64685/#respond Fri, 09 Mar 2018 23:44:04 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=29316 Outbreaks of previously unknown viral and other diseases have the potential to inflict serious and massive negative health and economic impact on the world. A new program, a really big idea, is set to start this year and looks to stay one step ahead of this situation identifying viruses in advance and provide timely data for […]

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Lyme disease: Olivia’s story, the LivLyme Foundation and the TickTracker app http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-olivias-story-livlyme-foundation-ticktracker-app-74289/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-olivias-story-livlyme-foundation-ticktracker-app-74289/#respond Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:19:22 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=29295 13-year old Olivia Goodreau has been living with Lyme disease for half her life. She joined me today to tell her story from the tick bite to a myriad of symptoms to visiting 51 doctors before being diagnosed with the tick-borne disease. Olivia also talked about her nonprofit organization, LivLyme Foundation, which supports the work of researchers and […]

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Legionella Conference 2018: Approaches for successfully preventing the spread of Legionella in buildings, hospitals and other at-risk facilities http://outbreaknewstoday.com/legionella-conference-2018-approaches-successfully-preventing-spread-legionella-buildings-hospitals-risk-facilities-23218/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/legionella-conference-2018-approaches-successfully-preventing-spread-legionella-buildings-hospitals-risk-facilities-23218/#comments Fri, 02 Mar 2018 00:25:08 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=29164 NSF International, a global public health and safety organization, is hosting Legionella Conference 2018 – Managing Legionella and Other Pathogens in Building Water Systems on May 9-11, 2018, in Baltimore, Maryland. The three-day conference is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and marks the first time experts from industry, academia, public health, medicine and government […]

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Lassa fever: An interview with Dr Judy Stone http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lassa-fever-interview-dr-judy-stone-37862/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lassa-fever-interview-dr-judy-stone-37862/#respond Thu, 01 Mar 2018 23:34:40 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=29162 Nigeria is currently experiencing what is described as an “unprecedented outbreak” of Lassa fever. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and partners like the World Health Organization (WHO)are intensifying the outbreak response. So what is Lassa fever? I was joined by infectious disease physician, Dr Judy Stone in this Mar. 2016 interview to learn the […]

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Fasciola hepatica: The sheep liver fluke http://outbreaknewstoday.com/fasciola-hepatica-sheep-liver-fluke-50799/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/fasciola-hepatica-sheep-liver-fluke-50799/#comments Wed, 28 Feb 2018 01:08:12 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=29122 On today’s podcast, we ventured back into the world of trematodes, or flukes and discussed the sheep liver fluke, Fasciola hepatica. Parasitology teacher and author of the book, Parasites: Tales of Humanity’s Most Unwelcome Guests, Rosemary Drisdelle joined me to talk about this parasite. Podcasts on other flukes:  Dicrocoelium dendriticum: The lancet liver fluke Paragonimus: A look […]

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The Medical Laboratory profession: A discussion with Dr Rodney Rohde http://outbreaknewstoday.com/medical-laboratory-profession-discussion-dr-rodney-rohde-15415/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/medical-laboratory-profession-discussion-dr-rodney-rohde-15415/#respond Sat, 24 Feb 2018 10:56:01 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=29050 According to the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS), Medical laboratory science professionals, often called medical laboratorians, are vital healthcare detectives, uncovering and providing laboratory information from laboratory analyses that assist physicians in patient diagnosis and treatment, as well as in disease monitoring or prevention (maintenance of health). Professor and Program Chair for the Clinical Laboratory Science Program at […]

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Thoughts on the eradicator of smallpox: ‘You can argue that he’s may of saved more lives than any other single human being in human history’ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/thoughts-eradicator-smallpox-can-argue-hes-may-saved-lives-single-human-human-history-74149/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/thoughts-eradicator-smallpox-can-argue-hes-may-saved-lives-single-human-human-history-74149/#comments Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:22:33 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=29019 “If you induce a back of the envelope calculations given the hundreds of thousands of people who died every year of smallpox prior to when the campaign was started and looking at it now that its gone, D.A.’s work has saved literally tens of millions of lives. You can argue that he’s may of saved more […]

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Naegleria fowleri: A personal story http://outbreaknewstoday.com/naegleria-fowleri-personal-story-98114/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/naegleria-fowleri-personal-story-98114/#comments Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:55:47 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=29016 In 2009, infectious disease physician and University of South Florida professor, Dr. Sandra Gompf and her husband lost their son Philip to the parasite , Naegleria fowleri. In this 2015 interview, Dr Gompf joined me to discuss the amoeba, Philip’s infection, awareness campaigns she is involved in, new developments at the time in diagnostics and treatment and some […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/naegleria-fowleri-personal-story-98114/feed/ 2 In 2009, infectious disease physician and University of South Florida professor, Dr. Sandra Gompf and her husband lost their son Philip to the parasite , Naegleria fowleri. In this 2015 interview, Dr Gompf joined me to discuss the amoeba, In 2009, infectious disease physician and University of South Florida professor, Dr. Sandra Gompf and her husband lost their son Philip to the parasite , Naegleria fowleri. In this 2015 interview, Dr Gompf joined me to discuss the amoeba, Philip’s infection, awareness campaigns she is involved in, new developments at the time in diagnostics and treatment and some […] Robert Herriman clean 32:52
The 1918 Influenza Pandemic: A short history and lessons learned http://outbreaknewstoday.com/1918-influenza-pandemic-short-history-lessons-learned-17728/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/1918-influenza-pandemic-short-history-lessons-learned-17728/#comments Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:38:46 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=28972 This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 1918 influenza pandemic–history’s worst epidemic which killed more people than all the military deaths in World War I and World War II combined. Historian and author of the book, The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History, John M. Barry joined me to discuss several […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/1918-influenza-pandemic-short-history-lessons-learned-17728/feed/ 1 This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 1918 influenza pandemic–history’s worst epidemic which killed more people than all the military deaths in World War I and World War II combined. Historian and author of the book, This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 1918 influenza pandemic–history’s worst epidemic which killed more people than all the military deaths in World War I and World War II combined. Historian and author of the book, The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History, John M. Barry joined me to discuss several […] Robert Herriman clean 27:37
Cystoisospora belli: The least common of the three intestinal coccidia http://outbreaknewstoday.com/cystoisospora-belli-least-common-three-intestinal-coccidia-57529/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/cystoisospora-belli-least-common-three-intestinal-coccidia-57529/#respond Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:06:27 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=28964 On today’s show we talke about a 3rd intestinal coccidian parasite and least common (remember we already discussed Cryptosporidium and Cyclospora), Cystoisospora belli, or you may remember it as Isospora belli. Joining me as always to talk about parasites is Parasitology teacher and author of the book, Parasites: Tales of Humanity’s Most Unwelcome Guests, Rosemary Drisdelle. Travel Deals […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/cystoisospora-belli-least-common-three-intestinal-coccidia-57529/feed/ 0 On today’s show we talke about a 3rd intestinal coccidian parasite and least common (remember we already discussed Cryptosporidium and Cyclospora), Cystoisospora belli, or you may remember it as Isospora belli. On today’s show we talke about a 3rd intestinal coccidian parasite and least common (remember we already discussed Cryptosporidium and Cyclospora), Cystoisospora belli, or you may remember it as Isospora belli. Joining me as always to talk about parasites is Parasitology teacher and author of the book, Parasites: Tales of Humanity’s Most Unwelcome Guests, Rosemary Drisdelle. Travel Deals […] Robert Herriman clean 8:01
Yellow fever in the US: A short history http://outbreaknewstoday.com/yellow-fever-us-short-history-11456/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/yellow-fever-us-short-history-11456/#comments Tue, 20 Feb 2018 01:34:53 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=28937 Writer and author, Bob Arnebeck once wrote in A Short History of Yellow Fever in the US–From 1793 to 1822 yellow fever was one of the most dreaded diseases in the port cities of the United States. Statistically, one can dismiss it as inconsequential in comparison to tuberculosis and smallpox. Yellow fever did not kill that […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/yellow-fever-us-short-history-11456/feed/ 1 Writer and author, Bob Arnebeck once wrote in A Short History of Yellow Fever in the US–From 1793 to 1822 yellow fever was one of the most dreaded diseases in the port cities of the United States. Statistically, Writer and author, Bob Arnebeck once wrote in A Short History of Yellow Fever in the US–From 1793 to 1822 yellow fever was one of the most dreaded diseases in the port cities of the United States. Statistically, one can dismiss it as inconsequential in comparison to tuberculosis and smallpox. Yellow fever did not kill that […] Robert Herriman clean 24:20
Gnathostomes and Asian swamp eels in the US http://outbreaknewstoday.com/gnathostomes-asian-swamp-eels-us-99893/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/gnathostomes-asian-swamp-eels-us-99893/#respond Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:14:12 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=28890 During 2005–2008, more than 1 billion live animals were legally imported into the United States for food or pet trade markets. One such animal, the swamp eel, can carry parasites (worms) called gnathostomes. If those eels are eaten undercooked or raw, this parasite can cause mild to serious (blindness, paralysis, and even death) consequences. This […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/gnathostomes-asian-swamp-eels-us-99893/feed/ 0 During 2005–2008, more than 1 billion live animals were legally imported into the United States for food or pet trade markets. One such animal, the swamp eel, can carry parasites (worms) called gnathostomes. If those eels are eaten undercooked or raw, During 2005–2008, more than 1 billion live animals were legally imported into the United States for food or pet trade markets. One such animal, the swamp eel, can carry parasites (worms) called gnathostomes. If those eels are eaten undercooked or raw, this parasite can cause mild to serious (blindness, paralysis, and even death) consequences. This […] Robert Herriman clean 9:53
DVT and pulmonary embolism http://outbreaknewstoday.com/dvt-pulmonary-embolism-83931/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/dvt-pulmonary-embolism-83931/#respond Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:21:39 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=28888 An average 274 people in the US die from blood clots each and every day, according to data on the National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) website. Former Chair of Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital and Professor of Medicine at Hofstra-NorthShore/LIJ School of Medicine, Dr. Jack Ansell joined to discuss the most important medical issue. Dr. Ansell went through a number […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/dvt-pulmonary-embolism-83931/feed/ 0 An average 274 people in the US die from blood clots each and every day, according to data on the National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) website. Former Chair of Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital and Professor of Medicine at Hofstra-NorthShore/LIJ School of M... An average 274 people in the US die from blood clots each and every day, according to data on the National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) website. Former Chair of Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital and Professor of Medicine at Hofstra-NorthShore/LIJ School of Medicine, Dr. Jack Ansell joined to discuss the most important medical issue. Dr. Ansell went through a number […] Robert Herriman clean 21:40
Cannibal sandwiches and the health risks http://outbreaknewstoday.com/cannibal-sandwiches-health-risks-42284/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/cannibal-sandwiches-health-risks-42284/#respond Sat, 17 Feb 2018 12:15:34 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=28882 What is a cannibal sandwich? A cannibal sandwich is by definition, raw ground beef typically served on rye bread or crackers with onions. Occasionally, a raw egg will be mixed with the meat. It is a traditional winter holiday specialty in certain regions of the upper Midwest. These are also called “tiger meat” sandwiches. In […]

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Bedbugs 101: An interview with Sarah Zukoff, PhD http://outbreaknewstoday.com/bedbugs-101-interview-sarah-zukoff-phd-49961/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/bedbugs-101-interview-sarah-zukoff-phd-49961/#respond Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:01:57 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=28827 In this radio interview from March 2015, my guest reminds us all that bedbugs are “still out there” despite the recent lack of media attention. Assistant professor of entomology at the Kansas State University Research and Extension Center, Sarah Zukoff, PhD joined me to answer some of the most common questions concerning these nuisance creatures: Where are bedbugs found?, […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/bedbugs-101-interview-sarah-zukoff-phd-49961/feed/ 0 In this radio interview from March 2015, my guest reminds us all that bedbugs are “still out there” despite the recent lack of media attention. Assistant professor of entomology at the Kansas State University Research and Extension Center, In this radio interview from March 2015, my guest reminds us all that bedbugs are “still out there” despite the recent lack of media attention. Assistant professor of entomology at the Kansas State University Research and Extension Center, Sarah Zukoff, PhD joined me to answer some of the most common questions concerning these nuisance creatures: Where are bedbugs found?, […] Robert Herriman clean 12:21
The parasite best known as ‘Crypto’ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/parasite-best-known-crypto-42883/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/parasite-best-known-crypto-42883/#respond Wed, 14 Feb 2018 01:04:21 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=28817 In this episode in the series, Parasites 101, I talk to Parasitology teacher and author of the book, Parasites: Tales of Humanity’s Most Unwelcome Guests, Rosemary Drisdelle about the protozoa Cryptosporidiosis (or “Crypto” for short). Rosemary answers the question, “How common is it”, along with discussing the symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment of the parasite. […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/parasite-best-known-crypto-42883/feed/ 0 In this episode in the series, Parasites 101, I talk to Parasitology teacher and author of the book, Parasites: Tales of Humanity’s Most Unwelcome Guests, Rosemary Drisdelle about the protozoa Cryptosporidiosis (or “Crypto” for short). In this episode in the series, Parasites 101, I talk to Parasitology teacher and author of the book, Parasites: Tales of Humanity’s Most Unwelcome Guests, Rosemary Drisdelle about the protozoa Cryptosporidiosis (or “Crypto” for short). Rosemary answers the question, “How common is it”, along with discussing the symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment of the parasite. […] Robert Herriman clean 7:22
Troubling statements about vaccines: Gloria Copeland and Milwaukee’s Patricia McManus http://outbreaknewstoday.com/troubling-statements-vaccines-gloria-copeland-milwaukees-patricia-mcmanus-14049/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/troubling-statements-vaccines-gloria-copeland-milwaukees-patricia-mcmanus-14049/#respond Tue, 13 Feb 2018 23:49:28 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=28815 In recent weeks, two high profile individuals– a televangelist and the newly appointed Health commissioner of Milwaukee, WI–made very troubling anti-vaccine statements that garnered critiques by health experts. Charismatic televangelist Gloria Copeland basically told followers to skip the flu shot in favor of prayer and Milwaukee’s new Health commissioner, Dr Patricia McManus, the person responsible for […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/troubling-statements-vaccines-gloria-copeland-milwaukees-patricia-mcmanus-14049/feed/ 0 In recent weeks, two high profile individuals– a televangelist and the newly appointed Health commissioner of Milwaukee, WI–made very troubling anti-vaccine statements that garnered critiques by health experts. In recent weeks, two high profile individuals– a televangelist and the newly appointed Health commissioner of Milwaukee, WI–made very troubling anti-vaccine statements that garnered critiques by health experts. Charismatic televangelist Gloria Copeland basically told followers to skip the flu shot in favor of prayer and Milwaukee’s new Health commissioner, Dr Patricia McManus, the person responsible for […] Robert Herriman clean 9:00
Food allergies: An interview with Scott Riccio http://outbreaknewstoday.com/food-allergies-interview-scott-riccio-14273/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/food-allergies-interview-scott-riccio-14273/#respond Mon, 12 Feb 2018 02:23:43 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=28787 According to Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), a food allergy is a serious and potentially life-threatening medical condition affecting up to 15 million Americans. One in every 13 children has a food allergy—that’s about 2 in every U.S. classroom. And every 3 minutes, a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency room. Scott Riccio, […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/food-allergies-interview-scott-riccio-14273/feed/ 0 According to Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), a food allergy is a serious and potentially life-threatening medical condition affecting up to 15 million Americans. One in every 13 children has a food allergy—that’s about 2 in every U.S. According to Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), a food allergy is a serious and potentially life-threatening medical condition affecting up to 15 million Americans. One in every 13 children has a food allergy—that’s about 2 in every U.S. classroom. And every 3 minutes, a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency room. Scott Riccio, […] Robert Herriman clean 10:37
Lupus: An interview with Amy Yalden http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lupus-interview-amy-yalden-53593/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lupus-interview-amy-yalden-53593/#respond Mon, 12 Feb 2018 02:00:05 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=28784 The Lupus Foundation of America says lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body.  Their research estimates that at least 1.5 million Americans have lupus. The actual number may be higher; however, there have been no large-scale studies to show the actual number of people in the U.S. living with lupus. […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lupus-interview-amy-yalden-53593/feed/ 0 The Lupus Foundation of America says lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body.  Their research estimates that at least 1.5 million Americans have lupus. The actual number may be higher; however, The Lupus Foundation of America says lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body.  Their research estimates that at least 1.5 million Americans have lupus. The actual number may be higher; however, there have been no large-scale studies to show the actual number of people in the U.S. living with lupus. […] Robert Herriman clean 9:58
Lone star ticks do not transmit the Lyme bacteria: Entomologist http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lone-star-ticks-not-transmit-lyme-bacteria-entomologist-31129/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lone-star-ticks-not-transmit-lyme-bacteria-entomologist-31129/#respond Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:26:41 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=28715 Lyme disease was first described in the US in 1975– it’s a vector borne illness caused the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. It is transmitted to humans primarily by the blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis and other species. Is the Lone Star Tick, Amblyomma americanum, also a vector of the Lyme bacteria? My guest today says it is not. Ellen […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lone-star-ticks-not-transmit-lyme-bacteria-entomologist-31129/feed/ 0 Lyme disease was first described in the US in 1975– it’s a vector borne illness caused the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. It is transmitted to humans primarily by the blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis and other species. Is the Lone Star Tick, Lyme disease was first described in the US in 1975– it’s a vector borne illness caused the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. It is transmitted to humans primarily by the blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis and other species. Is the Lone Star Tick, Amblyomma americanum, also a vector of the Lyme bacteria? My guest today says it is not. Ellen […] Robert Herriman clean 31:31
Travel health: Philippines http://outbreaknewstoday.com/travel-health-philippines-53823/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/travel-health-philippines-53823/#respond Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:14:56 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=28679 The CDC Yellow Book says the number of people traveling internationally has continued to grow substantially in the past decade. According to the World Tourism Organization, there were 1.2 billion worldwide international tourist arrivals in 2015, an increase of 4% from 2013; 50 million more people spent a night at an international destination than in […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/travel-health-philippines-53823/feed/ 0 The CDC Yellow Book says the number of people traveling internationally has continued to grow substantially in the past decade. According to the World Tourism Organization, there were 1.2 billion worldwide international tourist arrivals in 2015, The CDC Yellow Book says the number of people traveling internationally has continued to grow substantially in the past decade. According to the World Tourism Organization, there were 1.2 billion worldwide international tourist arrivals in 2015, an increase of 4% from 2013; 50 million more people spent a night at an international destination than in […] Robert Herriman clean 22:08
CDC: Lack of funding threatens the Global Health Security Agenda, What are the implications? http://outbreaknewstoday.com/cdc-lack-funding-threatens-global-health-security-agenda-implications-44372/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/cdc-lack-funding-threatens-global-health-security-agenda-implications-44372/#comments Tue, 06 Feb 2018 23:34:14 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=28672 Last week it was reported in a number of media outlets that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) would be dramatically downsizing its epidemic prevention activities in 39 out of 49 countries because money is running out–That money is slated to run out by September 2019. The program is called the Global Health […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/cdc-lack-funding-threatens-global-health-security-agenda-implications-44372/feed/ 1 Last week it was reported in a number of media outlets that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) would be dramatically downsizing its epidemic prevention activities in 39 out of 49 countries because money is running out–That money is sl... Last week it was reported in a number of media outlets that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) would be dramatically downsizing its epidemic prevention activities in 39 out of 49 countries because money is running out–That money is slated to run out by September 2019. The program is called the Global Health […] Robert Herriman clean 8:06
Lyme Madness: An interview with Lori Dennis http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-madness-interview-lori-dennis-66505/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-madness-interview-lori-dennis-66505/#comments Sat, 03 Feb 2018 12:31:11 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=28632 In this June 2016 interview, I talk to the author of Lyme Madness: Rescuing My Son Down The Rabbit Hole of Chronic Lyme Disease, Lori Dennis about the book, chronic Lyme disease and the multi-layers of issues surrounding it. In addition to being a writer, Lori is a Registered Psychotherapist and the mother of an adult son who […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-madness-interview-lori-dennis-66505/feed/ 2 In this June 2016 interview, I talk to the author of Lyme Madness: Rescuing My Son Down The Rabbit Hole of Chronic Lyme Disease, Lori Dennis about the book, chronic Lyme disease and the multi-layers of issues surrounding it. In this June 2016 interview, I talk to the author of Lyme Madness: Rescuing My Son Down The Rabbit Hole of Chronic Lyme Disease, Lori Dennis about the book, chronic Lyme disease and the multi-layers of issues surrounding it. In addition to being a writer, Lori is a Registered Psychotherapist and the mother of an adult son who […] Robert Herriman clean 45:42
Flashback: Discussing the West Africa Ebola outbreak (Circa 2014) http://outbreaknewstoday.com/flashback-discussing-west-africa-ebola-outbreak-circa-2014/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/flashback-discussing-west-africa-ebola-outbreak-circa-2014/#respond Fri, 02 Feb 2018 00:43:07 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=28609 In this podcast, that was actually recorded in early November 2014, I started by giving some thoughts on Ebola in the US. This segwayed into a discussion with Associate Professor with the Department of Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, and Epidemiology at Kent State University’s College of Public Health, Tara Smith, PhD. Dr. Smith addressed topics of how […]

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Pork tapeworm and cysticercosis http://outbreaknewstoday.com/pork-tapeworm-cysticercosis-87944/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/pork-tapeworm-cysticercosis-87944/#respond Wed, 31 Jan 2018 00:56:03 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=28564 Taenia solium is a tapeworm that people get from eating raw or undercooked “measly pork”. The pork meat has cysticerci (the larval stage) which in the human intestine mature to an adult tapeworm. Here the tapeworm attaches to the intestine and produces thousands of eggs. Human cysticercosis occurs either by the direct transfer of Taenia […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/pork-tapeworm-cysticercosis-87944/feed/ 0 Taenia solium is a tapeworm that people get from eating raw or undercooked “measly pork”. The pork meat has cysticerci (the larval stage) which in the human intestine mature to an adult tapeworm. Here the tapeworm attaches to the intestine and produces... Taenia solium is a tapeworm that people get from eating raw or undercooked “measly pork”. The pork meat has cysticerci (the larval stage) which in the human intestine mature to an adult tapeworm. Here the tapeworm attaches to the intestine and produces thousands of eggs. Human cysticercosis occurs either by the direct transfer of Taenia […] Robert Herriman clean 10:46
India eliminating trachoma and other global health successes in 2017 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/india-eliminating-trachoma-global-health-successes-2017/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/india-eliminating-trachoma-global-health-successes-2017/#comments Tue, 30 Jan 2018 11:18:22 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=28552 My guest on today’s podcast says that while there were many successes in human development in 2017, arguably, the most significant achievements of the last 12 months were in global health. Public health physician and a vaccinologist, Dr Melvin Sanicas wrote in an article in Project Syndicate that he counted at least 18 unique successes in […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/india-eliminating-trachoma-global-health-successes-2017/feed/ 3 My guest on today’s podcast says that while there were many successes in human development in 2017, arguably, the most significant achievements of the last 12 months were in global health. Public health physician and a vaccinologist, My guest on today’s podcast says that while there were many successes in human development in 2017, arguably, the most significant achievements of the last 12 months were in global health. Public health physician and a vaccinologist, Dr Melvin Sanicas wrote in an article in Project Syndicate that he counted at least 18 unique successes in […] Robert Herriman clean 12:56
Balamuthia mandrillaris: Koral Reef’s story http://outbreaknewstoday.com/balamuthia-mandrillaris-koral-reefs-story-42600/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/balamuthia-mandrillaris-koral-reefs-story-42600/#respond Mon, 29 Jan 2018 23:40:04 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=28541 This podcast is from a February 2015 radio interview with Sybil Meister. Sybil is the mother of  Koral Reef Meister Pier, a young lady from California who contracted the rarely encountered parasite, Balamuthia mandrillaris in March 2013. Unfortunately, Koral lost her battle against the 95% fatal amoeba in Oct. 2014. I had the opportunity and honor to talk to Sybil and […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/balamuthia-mandrillaris-koral-reefs-story-42600/feed/ 0 This podcast is from a February 2015 radio interview with Sybil Meister. Sybil is the mother of  Koral Reef Meister Pier, a young lady from California who contracted the rarely encountered parasite, Balamuthia mandrillaris in March 2013. This podcast is from a February 2015 radio interview with Sybil Meister. Sybil is the mother of  Koral Reef Meister Pier, a young lady from California who contracted the rarely encountered parasite, Balamuthia mandrillaris in March 2013. Unfortunately, Koral lost her battle against the 95% fatal amoeba in Oct. 2014. I had the opportunity and honor to talk to Sybil and […] Robert Herriman clean 26:22
Raw sushi’s microbial risks: The worms and germs http://outbreaknewstoday.com/raw-sushis-microbial-risks-worms-germs-66436/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/raw-sushis-microbial-risks-worms-germs-66436/#respond Sat, 27 Jan 2018 00:58:50 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=28474 The internet has been flooded by every possible news source covering a story about a man, who claimed he ate sushi daily, who presented to his doctor a 5 ½ ft long tapeworm. This is from a podcast called “This won’t hurt a bit” where a Fresno California physician told the story. What was this parasite […]

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Rabies: What should you do if you’re exposed? http://outbreaknewstoday.com/rabies-youre-exposed-37576/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/rabies-youre-exposed-37576/#respond Wed, 17 Jan 2018 23:41:38 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=28333 Sadly, as many of you may know, a 6-year-old Eustis, Florida boy lost his battle with rabies earlier this week after contracting the lethal virus through a scratch from a bat. A Orlando hospital and the team of providers attempted the experimental Milwaukee protocol in an attempt to save his life but unfortunately it fell […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/rabies-youre-exposed-37576/feed/ 0 Sadly, as many of you may know, a 6-year-old Eustis, Florida boy lost his battle with rabies earlier this week after contracting the lethal virus through a scratch from a bat. A Orlando hospital and the team of providers attempted the experimental Milw... Sadly, as many of you may know, a 6-year-old Eustis, Florida boy lost his battle with rabies earlier this week after contracting the lethal virus through a scratch from a bat. A Orlando hospital and the team of providers attempted the experimental Milwaukee protocol in an attempt to save his life but unfortunately it fell […] Robert Herriman clean 22:08
Bioterrorism, antibiotic resistance and pandemic flu: Discussing ‘Deadliest Enemy’ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/bioterrorism-antibiotic-resistance-pandemic-flu-discussing-deadliest-enemy-44167/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/bioterrorism-antibiotic-resistance-pandemic-flu-discussing-deadliest-enemy-44167/#comments Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:33:24 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=28303 Last year, CIDRAP Director Michael Osterholm, PhD along with Mark Olshaker released the very interesting and relevant book, Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs. I talked to “Bad News Mike” last April on the radio show about some of the most important public health issues addressed in the book to include bioterrorism, vaccines, antibiotic resistance and pandemic […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/bioterrorism-antibiotic-resistance-pandemic-flu-discussing-deadliest-enemy-44167/feed/ 1 Last year, CIDRAP Director Michael Osterholm, PhD along with Mark Olshaker released the very interesting and relevant book, Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs. I talked to “Bad News Mike” last April on the radio show about some of the most i... Last year, CIDRAP Director Michael Osterholm, PhD along with Mark Olshaker released the very interesting and relevant book, Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs. I talked to “Bad News Mike” last April on the radio show about some of the most important public health issues addressed in the book to include bioterrorism, vaccines, antibiotic resistance and pandemic […] Robert Herriman clean 44:41
PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections) http://outbreaknewstoday.com/pandas-pediatric-autoimmune-neuropsychiatric-disorders-associated-streptococcal-infections-49927/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/pandas-pediatric-autoimmune-neuropsychiatric-disorders-associated-streptococcal-infections-49927/#respond Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:09:48 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=28295 It is estimated that as many as 1 in 200 children are affected by PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections), according to the PANDAS Network. In this Feb. 2016 interview, Executive Director for the PANDAS Network, JC Konecny joined me to talk about PANDAS and PANS, the course of the illness, and the diagnosis and treatment of this […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/pandas-pediatric-autoimmune-neuropsychiatric-disorders-associated-streptococcal-infections-49927/feed/ 0 It is estimated that as many as 1 in 200 children are affected by PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections), according to the PANDAS Network. In this Feb. 2016 interview, It is estimated that as many as 1 in 200 children are affected by PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections), according to the PANDAS Network. In this Feb. 2016 interview, Executive Director for the PANDAS Network, JC Konecny joined me to talk about PANDAS and PANS, the course of the illness, and the diagnosis and treatment of this […] Robert Herriman clean 16:59
The flu pandemic clock is ticking: Are we ready? http://outbreaknewstoday.com/the-flu-pandemic-clock-is-ticking-are-we-ready-11882/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/the-flu-pandemic-clock-is-ticking-are-we-ready-11882/#respond Wed, 10 Jan 2018 23:55:56 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=28201 Many experts say a flu pandemic is clearly on the horizon, so the question is–  Are we ready for a flu pandemic? My guest today says- not so much -as he outlined in a NY Times op-ed earlier this week. CIDRAP director,  Michael Osterholm PhD joined me to discuss his views on why he believes […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/the-flu-pandemic-clock-is-ticking-are-we-ready-11882/feed/ 0 Many experts say a flu pandemic is clearly on the horizon, so the question is–  Are we ready for a flu pandemic? My guest today says- not so much -as he outlined in a NY Times op-ed earlier this week. CIDRAP director, Many experts say a flu pandemic is clearly on the horizon, so the question is–  Are we ready for a flu pandemic? My guest today says- not so much -as he outlined in a NY Times op-ed earlier this week. CIDRAP director,  Michael Osterholm PhD joined me to discuss his views on why he believes […] Robert Herriman clean 13:51
Taenia saginata: The beef tapeworm http://outbreaknewstoday.com/taenia-saginata-beef-tapeworm-35647/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/taenia-saginata-beef-tapeworm-35647/#respond Wed, 10 Jan 2018 01:24:17 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=28181 Taeniasis is a parasitic disease due to infection with tapeworms belonging to the genus Taenia. Three tapeworm species cause taeniasis in humans, Taenia solium, Taenia saginata and Taenia asiatica. On today’s show, I will be talking to my guest, Parasitology teacher, author and friend of the show, Rosemary Drisdelle about the beef tapeworm, Taenia saginata. Parasites: Tales of Humanity’s […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/taenia-saginata-beef-tapeworm-35647/feed/ 0 Taeniasis is a parasitic disease due to infection with tapeworms belonging to the genus Taenia. Three tapeworm species cause taeniasis in humans, Taenia solium, Taenia saginata and Taenia asiatica. On today’s show, I will be talking to my guest, Taeniasis is a parasitic disease due to infection with tapeworms belonging to the genus Taenia. Three tapeworm species cause taeniasis in humans, Taenia solium, Taenia saginata and Taenia asiatica. On today’s show, I will be talking to my guest, Parasitology teacher, author and friend of the show, Rosemary Drisdelle about the beef tapeworm, Taenia saginata. Parasites: Tales of Humanity’s […] Robert Herriman clean 8:52
Rotary International and the battle against polio http://outbreaknewstoday.com/rotary-international-and-the-battle-against-polio-64330/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/rotary-international-and-the-battle-against-polio-64330/#respond Tue, 09 Jan 2018 23:14:00 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=28179 The latest report from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative shows that 21 wild poliovirus cases were reported in 2017 from two countries–Afghanistan and Pakistan. The question some are asking is –Is 2018 the year we make history and see zero cases of polio? Rotary International has been integral in this amazing success in the battle […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/rotary-international-and-the-battle-against-polio-64330/feed/ 0 The latest report from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative shows that 21 wild poliovirus cases were reported in 2017 from two countries–Afghanistan and Pakistan. The question some are asking is –Is 2018 the year we make history and see zero cases o... The latest report from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative shows that 21 wild poliovirus cases were reported in 2017 from two countries–Afghanistan and Pakistan. The question some are asking is –Is 2018 the year we make history and see zero cases of polio? Rotary International has been integral in this amazing success in the battle […] Robert Herriman clean 7:53
Raw water: ‘In defiance of everything science tells us’ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/raw-water-defiance-everything-science-tells-us-35916/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/raw-water-defiance-everything-science-tells-us-35916/#comments Tue, 09 Jan 2018 01:54:57 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=28163 Fads and movements on what we do and don’t put in our bodies seem to plague the US and latest one has originated out of California. There has been a huge demand in Silicon Valley for very expensive “raw water”. Raw water is supposedly unfiltered, untreated, unsterilized spring water according to a NY Times report. […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/raw-water-defiance-everything-science-tells-us-35916/feed/ 1 Fads and movements on what we do and don’t put in our bodies seem to plague the US and latest one has originated out of California. There has been a huge demand in Silicon Valley for very expensive “raw water”. Raw water is supposedly unfiltered, Fads and movements on what we do and don’t put in our bodies seem to plague the US and latest one has originated out of California. There has been a huge demand in Silicon Valley for very expensive “raw water”. Raw water is supposedly unfiltered, untreated, unsterilized spring water according to a NY Times report. […] Robert Herriman clean 7:51
Measles: The ABCs of this very contagious viral disease http://outbreaknewstoday.com/measles-abcs-contagious-viral-disease-39935/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/measles-abcs-contagious-viral-disease-39935/#respond Sat, 06 Jan 2018 14:22:42 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=28136 In this podcast from a Outbreak News This Week Radio Show interview from Jun. 2016, we examine the ABCs of the extremely contagious viral disease, measles. I am joined by registered nurse, infection control specialist and a freelance writer, Erin Archer Kelser. Erin discusses the history of measles in the United States, symptomology, complications, the vaccine and […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/measles-abcs-contagious-viral-disease-39935/feed/ 0 In this podcast from a Outbreak News This Week Radio Show interview from Jun. 2016, we examine the ABCs of the extremely contagious viral disease, measles. I am joined by registered nurse, infection control specialist and a freelance writer, In this podcast from a Outbreak News This Week Radio Show interview from Jun. 2016, we examine the ABCs of the extremely contagious viral disease, measles. I am joined by registered nurse, infection control specialist and a freelance writer, Erin Archer Kelser. Erin discusses the history of measles in the United States, symptomology, complications, the vaccine and […] Robert Herriman clean 23:21
The growing anti-vaccine movement: A discussion with Dr Peter Hotez http://outbreaknewstoday.com/growing-anti-vaccine-movement-discussion-dr-peter-hotez-50968/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/growing-anti-vaccine-movement-discussion-dr-peter-hotez-50968/#comments Fri, 05 Jan 2018 17:16:42 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=28121 The successes of vaccines in the battle with infectious diseases is quite clear with the dramatic drop in measles deaths, the elimination of smallpox and the near elimination of polio, just to name a few. However, there is a growing anti-vaccine movement despite this and my guest, Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/growing-anti-vaccine-movement-discussion-dr-peter-hotez-50968/feed/ 1 The successes of vaccines in the battle with infectious diseases is quite clear with the dramatic drop in measles deaths, the elimination of smallpox and the near elimination of polio, just to name a few. However, The successes of vaccines in the battle with infectious diseases is quite clear with the dramatic drop in measles deaths, the elimination of smallpox and the near elimination of polio, just to name a few. However, there is a growing anti-vaccine movement despite this and my guest, Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at […] Robert Herriman clean 13:39
Infectious diseases Year-in-review 2017 with Dr Judy Stone http://outbreaknewstoday.com/infectious-diseases-year-review-2017-dr-judy-stone-69656/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/infectious-diseases-year-review-2017-dr-judy-stone-69656/#respond Fri, 05 Jan 2018 16:45:27 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=28117 Antibiotic resistance, Sexually transmitted diseases,Vaccine preventable diseases and septic shock. These important infectious disease topics and others were featured in a recent “Year-in-review”article on Forbes entitled, Infectious Disease Roundup 2017 — The Year In Review . The author, infectious disease physician Judy Stone, MD, joined me to give her thoughts– scientific, medical and political– on these issues. Read […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/infectious-diseases-year-review-2017-dr-judy-stone-69656/feed/ 0 Antibiotic resistance, Sexually transmitted diseases,Vaccine preventable diseases and septic shock. These important infectious disease topics and others were featured in a recent “Year-in-review”article on Forbes entitled, Antibiotic resistance, Sexually transmitted diseases,Vaccine preventable diseases and septic shock. These important infectious disease topics and others were featured in a recent “Year-in-review”article on Forbes entitled, Infectious Disease Roundup 2017 — The Year In Review . The author, infectious disease physician Judy Stone, MD, joined me to give her thoughts– scientific, medical and political– on these issues. Read […] Robert Herriman clean 23:49
The Donald Trump neurosyphilis article: Should a physician comment on this from a distance? http://outbreaknewstoday.com/donald-trump-neurosyphilis-article-physician-comment-distance-60961/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/donald-trump-neurosyphilis-article-physician-comment-distance-60961/#respond Thu, 04 Jan 2018 02:11:08 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=28093 Nearly one year ago, an infectious disease physician named Dr. Steven Beutler wrote a piece in the New Republic where he asked the speculative question–Many mental health professionals believe the president is ill. But what if the cause is an untreated STD? In a Feb. 2017 interview from the radio show, infectious disease physician, Amesh Adalja, MD joined […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/donald-trump-neurosyphilis-article-physician-comment-distance-60961/feed/ 0 Nearly one year ago, an infectious disease physician named Dr. Steven Beutler wrote a piece in the New Republic where he asked the speculative question–Many mental health professionals believe the president is ill. Nearly one year ago, an infectious disease physician named Dr. Steven Beutler wrote a piece in the New Republic where he asked the speculative question–Many mental health professionals believe the president is ill. But what if the cause is an untreated STD? In a Feb. 2017 interview from the radio show, infectious disease physician, Amesh Adalja, MD joined […] Robert Herriman clean 10:25
Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever: Increasing spread predicted http://outbreaknewstoday.com/crimean-congo-hemorrhagic-fever-increasing-spread-predicted-33818/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/crimean-congo-hemorrhagic-fever-increasing-spread-predicted-33818/#comments Mon, 01 Jan 2018 23:28:15 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=28067 Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) is caused by a dangerous tick-borne virus, (Nairovirus) of the Bunyaviridae family, that is endemic in Africa, the Balkans, the Middle East and Asian countries south of the 50th parallel north – the geographical limit of the principal tick vector. In Sept. 2016, we reported on the first local transmission of the tick-borne infection, Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/crimean-congo-hemorrhagic-fever-increasing-spread-predicted-33818/feed/ 1 Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) is caused by a dangerous tick-borne virus, (Nairovirus) of the Bunyaviridae family, that is endemic in Africa, the Balkans, the Middle East and Asian countries south of the 50th parallel north – the geographical l... Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) is caused by a dangerous tick-borne virus, (Nairovirus) of the Bunyaviridae family, that is endemic in Africa, the Balkans, the Middle East and Asian countries south of the 50th parallel north – the geographical limit of the principal tick vector. In Sept. 2016, we reported on the first local transmission of the tick-borne infection, Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic […] Robert Herriman clean 17:39
A syphilis primer http://outbreaknewstoday.com/a-syphilis-primer-16143/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/a-syphilis-primer-16143/#respond Mon, 01 Jan 2018 00:56:03 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=28052 Syphilis numbers are growing around the US and around the world as more and more states and countries release data.  In this interview from Apr. 2016, I speak to the Director of Communications for the American Sexual Health Association/National Cervical Cancer Coalition, Fred Wyand to discuss the syphilis situation. We go over the ABC’s of syphilis, why […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/a-syphilis-primer-16143/feed/ 0 Syphilis numbers are growing around the US and around the world as more and more states and countries release data.  In this interview from Apr. 2016, I speak to the Director of Communications for the American Sexual Health Association/National Cervica... Syphilis numbers are growing around the US and around the world as more and more states and countries release data.  In this interview from Apr. 2016, I speak to the Director of Communications for the American Sexual Health Association/National Cervical Cancer Coalition, Fred Wyand to discuss the syphilis situation. We go over the ABC’s of syphilis, why […] Robert Herriman clean 18:57
Foodborne parasites in the US http://outbreaknewstoday.com/foodborne-parasites-us-17432/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/foodborne-parasites-us-17432/#respond Sat, 30 Dec 2017 15:31:06 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=28042 In this podcast, I pulled out a radio interview from the 4th of July 2016 weekend where the discussion was on foodborne parasites found in the United States. I was joined by microbiologist and the man behind the website, Parasitology Illustrated, Wilson Vientos. We spent at least a half hour talking about the Centers for Disease Control […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/foodborne-parasites-us-17432/feed/ 0 In this podcast, I pulled out a radio interview from the 4th of July 2016 weekend where the discussion was on foodborne parasites found in the United States. I was joined by microbiologist and the man behind the website, Parasitology Illustrated, In this podcast, I pulled out a radio interview from the 4th of July 2016 weekend where the discussion was on foodborne parasites found in the United States. I was joined by microbiologist and the man behind the website, Parasitology Illustrated, Wilson Vientos. We spent at least a half hour talking about the Centers for Disease Control […] Robert Herriman clean 36:59
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome: A personal story http://outbreaknewstoday.com/stevens-johnson-syndrome-personal-story-70184/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/stevens-johnson-syndrome-personal-story-70184/#respond Fri, 29 Dec 2017 11:20:06 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=28027 In this podcast episode, originally from the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show in Mar. 2017, I look at the rare condition, usually brought on by medications or infections, Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) with a person that actually went through this painful immune-complex–mediated hypersensitivity complex. Donna Rushing of Tampa was diagnosed with SJS one year ago and talks about the […]

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Anti-vaccine arguments rebutted http://outbreaknewstoday.com/anti-vaccine-arguments-rebutted-44827/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/anti-vaccine-arguments-rebutted-44827/#comments Thu, 28 Dec 2017 01:34:53 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=28012 About three years ago, the website, VacTruth.com published an article entitled, “10 Reasons Not To Vaccinate”, which laid out such arguments like “Vaccine do NOT work”, “Are vaccines cause a host of ‘chronic, incurable, and life threatening diseases’? and “Vaccines have never been proven safe or effective”. The theme of my Jan. 2015 interview with Director of the […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/anti-vaccine-arguments-rebutted-44827/feed/ 1 About three years ago, the website, VacTruth.com published an article entitled, “10 Reasons Not To Vaccinate”, which laid out such arguments like “Vaccine do NOT work”, “Are vaccines cause a host of ‘chronic, incurable, and life threatening diseases’? About three years ago, the website, VacTruth.com published an article entitled, “10 Reasons Not To Vaccinate”, which laid out such arguments like “Vaccine do NOT work”, “Are vaccines cause a host of ‘chronic, incurable, and life threatening diseases’? and “Vaccines have never been proven safe or effective”. The theme of my Jan. 2015 interview with Director of the […] Robert Herriman clean 36:15
Bats, White-nose syndrome and Bat Conservation International http://outbreaknewstoday.com/bats-white-nose-syndrome-bat-conservation-international-72512/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/bats-white-nose-syndrome-bat-conservation-international-72512/#respond Wed, 27 Dec 2017 01:51:20 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=28002 According to the USGS, White-nose syndrome (WNS) is an emergent fungal disease of hibernating bats that has spread from the northeastern to the central United States at an alarming rate. Since the winter of 2007-2008, millions of insect-eating bats in 31 states and five Canadian provinces (as of September 2017) have died from this devastating disease. Bat Conservation International Director […]

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Hashimoto’s disease Q & A http://outbreaknewstoday.com/hashimotos-disease-q-18917/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/hashimotos-disease-q-18917/#respond Wed, 27 Dec 2017 01:08:35 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=28000 Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, also known as chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States with some 200,000 cases reported annually. It is an autoimmune disorder in which antibodies directed against the thyroid gland lead to chronic inflammation. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis occurs most commonly in middle aged women, but can be seen at […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/hashimotos-disease-q-18917/feed/ 0 Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, also known as chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States with some 200,000 cases reported annually. It is an autoimmune disorder in which antibodies directed against the thy... Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, also known as chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States with some 200,000 cases reported annually. It is an autoimmune disorder in which antibodies directed against the thyroid gland lead to chronic inflammation. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis occurs most commonly in middle aged women, but can be seen at […] Robert Herriman clean 23:58
Vaccine history: Cell strain WI-38 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/vaccine-history-cell-strain-wi-38-66899/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/vaccine-history-cell-strain-wi-38-66899/#respond Tue, 26 Dec 2017 01:24:56 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=27985 According to a paper published in AIMS Public Health earlier this year–We estimate the number of lives saved and morbidity reduction associated with the discovery of the first human cell strain used for the production of licensed human virus vaccines, known as WI-38. The diseases studied include poliomyelitis, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), herpes […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/vaccine-history-cell-strain-wi-38-66899/feed/ 0 According to a paper published in AIMS Public Health earlier this year–We estimate the number of lives saved and morbidity reduction associated with the discovery of the first human cell strain used for the production of licensed human virus vaccines, According to a paper published in AIMS Public Health earlier this year–We estimate the number of lives saved and morbidity reduction associated with the discovery of the first human cell strain used for the production of licensed human virus vaccines, known as WI-38. The diseases studied include poliomyelitis, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), herpes […] Robert Herriman clean 25:04
Lyme disease: New research on Borrelia burgdorferi persistence http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-new-research-borrelia-burgdorferi-persistence-46093/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-new-research-borrelia-burgdorferi-persistence-46093/#comments Sat, 23 Dec 2017 12:22:55 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=27942 Lyme disease is one of the most common infectious diseases in the United States with about 329,000 new cases each year, according to statistics released in 2015 by the CDC. Lyme disease is a potentially disabling infection caused by bacteria transmitted through the bite of an infected tick to people and pets. The efficacy and accepted regimen […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-new-research-borrelia-burgdorferi-persistence-46093/feed/ 2 Lyme disease is one of the most common infectious diseases in the United States with about 329,000 new cases each year, according to statistics released in 2015 by the CDC. Lyme disease is a potentially disabling infection caused by bacteria transmitte... Lyme disease is one of the most common infectious diseases in the United States with about 329,000 new cases each year, according to statistics released in 2015 by the CDC. Lyme disease is a potentially disabling infection caused by bacteria transmitted through the bite of an infected tick to people and pets. The efficacy and accepted regimen […] Robert Herriman clean 8:14
Naegleria fowleri: Study on death estimates, treatment success and the northward expansion of infections http://outbreaknewstoday.com/naegleria-fowleri-study-death-estimates-treatment-success-northward-expansion-infections-28152/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/naegleria-fowleri-study-death-estimates-treatment-success-northward-expansion-infections-28152/#comments Tue, 19 Dec 2017 00:25:29 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=27875 Naegleria fowleri is a protozoan parasite , more specifically an amoeba. This lethal parasite is commonly referred to as the “brain eating amoeba” in mainstream media. It is generally considered a rare cause of human infections in the US with a handful of cases (2-3) reported annually on average, almost universally fatal. However, researchers in […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/naegleria-fowleri-study-death-estimates-treatment-success-northward-expansion-infections-28152/feed/ 1 Naegleria fowleri is a protozoan parasite , more specifically an amoeba. This lethal parasite is commonly referred to as the “brain eating amoeba” in mainstream media. It is generally considered a rare cause of human infections in the US with a handful... Naegleria fowleri is a protozoan parasite , more specifically an amoeba. This lethal parasite is commonly referred to as the “brain eating amoeba” in mainstream media. It is generally considered a rare cause of human infections in the US with a handful of cases (2-3) reported annually on average, almost universally fatal. However, researchers in […] Robert Herriman clean 13:27
Outbreaks and the role of health promotion http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreaks-role-health-promotion-10545/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreaks-role-health-promotion-10545/#comments Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:43:28 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=27843 What is health promotion and what is its role and importance in disease outbreaks? Author of the new book, Health Promotion in Disease Outbreaks and Health Emergencies, Glenn Laverack, PhD joined me on the show to answer these questions and more. He discussed the role of community involvement, communications and social media in a health emergency. In […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/outbreaks-role-health-promotion-10545/feed/ 3 What is health promotion and what is its role and importance in disease outbreaks? Author of the new book, Health Promotion in Disease Outbreaks and Health Emergencies, Glenn Laverack, PhD joined me on the show to answer these questions and more. What is health promotion and what is its role and importance in disease outbreaks? Author of the new book, Health Promotion in Disease Outbreaks and Health Emergencies, Glenn Laverack, PhD joined me on the show to answer these questions and more. He discussed the role of community involvement, communications and social media in a health emergency. In […] Robert Herriman clean 26:04
Animal research: The benefits, the regulations and the reality http://outbreaknewstoday.com/animal-research-benefits-regulations-reality-77138/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/animal-research-benefits-regulations-reality-77138/#comments Sat, 16 Dec 2017 02:42:22 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=27840 Tens of millions of animals are used for scientific and commercial research in the US that benefits humans and animals alike. Despite the obvious benefits, animal research draws much criticism in some circles with the most common argument revolving around the case that it is cruel and inhumane. Director, Center for Comparative Medicine at the Baylor College of […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/animal-research-benefits-regulations-reality-77138/feed/ 1 Tens of millions of animals are used for scientific and commercial research in the US that benefits humans and animals alike. Despite the obvious benefits, animal research draws much criticism in some circles with the most common argument revolving aro... Tens of millions of animals are used for scientific and commercial research in the US that benefits humans and animals alike. Despite the obvious benefits, animal research draws much criticism in some circles with the most common argument revolving around the case that it is cruel and inhumane. Director, Center for Comparative Medicine at the Baylor College of […] Robert Herriman clean 43:35
Bacterial meningitis and vaccinations: A discussion with Dr. Leonard Friedland http://outbreaknewstoday.com/bacterial-meningitis-vaccinations-discussion-dr-leonard-friedland-22917/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/bacterial-meningitis-vaccinations-discussion-dr-leonard-friedland-22917/#respond Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:48:01 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=27796 Meningitis is an inflammation or swelling of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord.  It can be caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites. Bacterial meningitis is very serious and potentially deadly. In recent weeks we’ve reported on cases on college campuses like Oregon State University and UMass Amherst. In addition, we’ve seen outbreaks in […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/bacterial-meningitis-vaccinations-discussion-dr-leonard-friedland-22917/feed/ 0 Meningitis is an inflammation or swelling of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord.  It can be caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites. Bacterial meningitis is very serious and potentially deadly. Meningitis is an inflammation or swelling of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord.  It can be caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites. Bacterial meningitis is very serious and potentially deadly. In recent weeks we’ve reported on cases on college campuses like Oregon State University and UMass Amherst. In addition, we’ve seen outbreaks in […] Robert Herriman clean 29:12
Guinea worm disease: A discussion about the ‘fiery serpent’ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/guinea-worm-disease-discussion-fiery-serpent-32375/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/guinea-worm-disease-discussion-fiery-serpent-32375/#comments Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:56:14 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=27672 Dracunculus medinensis. The “fiery serpent”. Guinea worm. It is set to become the second human disease in history, after smallpox, to be eradicated. It will be the first parasitic disease to be eradicated and the first disease to be eradicated without the use of a vaccine or medicine. Joining me to discuss this parasite is Parasitology […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/guinea-worm-disease-discussion-fiery-serpent-32375/feed/ 1 Dracunculus medinensis. The “fiery serpent”. Guinea worm. It is set to become the second human disease in history, after smallpox, to be eradicated. It will be the first parasitic disease to be eradicated and the first disease to be eradicated without ... Dracunculus medinensis. The “fiery serpent”. Guinea worm. It is set to become the second human disease in history, after smallpox, to be eradicated. It will be the first parasitic disease to be eradicated and the first disease to be eradicated without the use of a vaccine or medicine. Joining me to discuss this parasite is Parasitology […] Robert Herriman clean 12:46
The cost of measles: A CDC review http://outbreaknewstoday.com/cost-measles-cdc-review-91281/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/cost-measles-cdc-review-91281/#comments Tue, 05 Dec 2017 23:17:55 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=27669 A measles outbreak investigation can be a very expensive task as was demonstrated in the Minnesota outbreak earlier this year when some 79 mostly children were infected costing the health department $2.3 million during the five-month outbreak. Recently in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), an analysis was published looking at the Public Health […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/cost-measles-cdc-review-91281/feed/ 3 A measles outbreak investigation can be a very expensive task as was demonstrated in the Minnesota outbreak earlier this year when some 79 mostly children were infected costing the health department $2.3 million during the five-month outbreak. A measles outbreak investigation can be a very expensive task as was demonstrated in the Minnesota outbreak earlier this year when some 79 mostly children were infected costing the health department $2.3 million during the five-month outbreak. Recently in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), an analysis was published looking at the Public Health […] Robert Herriman clean 8:32
Dicrocoelium dendriticum: The lancet liver fluke http://outbreaknewstoday.com/dicrocoelium-dendriticum-lancet-liver-fluke-70495/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/dicrocoelium-dendriticum-lancet-liver-fluke-70495/#respond Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:49:01 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=27484 On today’s show we will be talking about a trematode or fluke that is not seen often in humans, but is fascinating just the same Dicrocoelium dendriticum, or the lancet liver fluke. Joining me to lend her expertise in answering questions about this flatworm is Parasitology teacher and author of Parasites: Tales of Humanity’s Most Unwelcome […]

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Antibiotic resistance, the ‘post-antibiotic era’ and improving antibiotic stewardship http://outbreaknewstoday.com/antibiotic-resistance-post-antibiotic-era-improving-antibiotic-stewardship-80728/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/antibiotic-resistance-post-antibiotic-era-improving-antibiotic-stewardship-80728/#respond Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:57:26 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=27399 This week is World Antibiotic Awareness Week (Nov 13-19). It’s an annual observance to raise awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic prescribing and use. Chair and Professor of Medical Laboratory Science at Texas State University, Rodney Rohde, PhD joined me to discuss a variety of issues concerning antibiotic resistance, […]

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Paragonimus: A look at this parasitic lung fluke http://outbreaknewstoday.com/paragonimus-look-parasitic-lung-fluke-98720/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/paragonimus-look-parasitic-lung-fluke-98720/#respond Wed, 15 Nov 2017 01:09:24 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=27381 Today on the podcast we’ll look at the parasitic lung fluke, Paragonimus. Parasitology teacher and author, Rosemary Drisdelle joins me to discuss the life cycle, the geography of a couple of the species and how people contract this food borne trematode, or fluke. In addition, we talk about disease and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of […]

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Clostridium difficile awareness: A discussion with Steven LaRosa, MD http://outbreaknewstoday.com/clostridium-difficile-awareness-discussion-steven-larosa-md-88255/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/clostridium-difficile-awareness-discussion-steven-larosa-md-88255/#respond Fri, 10 Nov 2017 11:23:42 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=27296 November is Clostridium difficile Awareness Month . The C. diff foundation says over 41 individuals lose their life to a Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in the United States of America alone every day — It has no boundaries — It can be acquired by anyone –  at any location and  at any age. Infectious disease […]

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Monkeypox Flashback: 2003 outbreak in the US http://outbreaknewstoday.com/monkeypox-flashback-2003-outbreak-us-91193/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/monkeypox-flashback-2003-outbreak-us-91193/#respond Thu, 09 Nov 2017 11:54:39 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=27285 With all eyes on Nigeria as they battle a monkeypox outbreak that has affected at least 38 people to date, which even prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to send a team, I wanted to touch on something some may have never heard of, or may have forgotten–the 2003 Monkeypox outbreak in […]

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Clonorchis sinensis: The Chinese liver fluke http://outbreaknewstoday.com/clonorchis-sinensis-chinese-liver-fluke-56468/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/clonorchis-sinensis-chinese-liver-fluke-56468/#respond Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:59:23 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=27274 Today in our running series on parasites, the topic will be the trematode or fluke, Clonorchis sinensis. Clonorchis sinensis, also known as the “Chinese liver fluke” or “Oriental liver fluke”, is found only in Asia. When clonorchiasis has been reported in non-endemic areas, the infection was found in Asian immigrants, or following ingestion of imported, undercooked or […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/clonorchis-sinensis-chinese-liver-fluke-56468/feed/ 0 Today in our running series on parasites, the topic will be the trematode or fluke, Clonorchis sinensis. Clonorchis sinensis, also known as the “Chinese liver fluke” or “Oriental liver fluke”, is found only in Asia. Today in our running series on parasites, the topic will be the trematode or fluke, Clonorchis sinensis. Clonorchis sinensis, also known as the “Chinese liver fluke” or “Oriental liver fluke”, is found only in Asia. When clonorchiasis has been reported in non-endemic areas, the infection was found in Asian immigrants, or following ingestion of imported, undercooked or […] Robert Herriman clean 11:04
Pandemic vs epidemic: What’s the difference and why does it matter? http://outbreaknewstoday.com/pandemic-vs-epidemic-whats-difference-matter-54677/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/pandemic-vs-epidemic-whats-difference-matter-54677/#comments Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:05:14 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=27261 What’s the difference between a pandemic and an epidemic and why is this difference important? What is the difference in pandemic preparedness vs epidemic preparedness? These questions were raised after a recent PATH publication, “Healthier world, safer America: A US government roadmap for international action to prevent the next pandemic” in a commentary by CIDRAP director, Michael […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/pandemic-vs-epidemic-whats-difference-matter-54677/feed/ 1 What’s the difference between a pandemic and an epidemic and why is this difference important? What is the difference in pandemic preparedness vs epidemic preparedness? These questions were raised after a recent PATH publication, “Healthier world, What’s the difference between a pandemic and an epidemic and why is this difference important? What is the difference in pandemic preparedness vs epidemic preparedness? These questions were raised after a recent PATH publication, “Healthier world, safer America: A US government roadmap for international action to prevent the next pandemic” in a commentary by CIDRAP director, Michael […] Robert Herriman clean 13:18
Diphtheria: A short history, the disease, treatment and the success of the vaccines http://outbreaknewstoday.com/diphtheria-short-history-disease-treatment-success-vaccines-75351/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/diphtheria-short-history-disease-treatment-success-vaccines-75351/#comments Fri, 03 Nov 2017 09:30:20 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=27201 In 2016, more than 7,000 diphtheria cases were reported worldwide with about half reported in India. In addition, diphtheria hasn’t been seen in Venezuela in decades; however, under a socialist, dictatorial regime, Venezuela has seen the comeback of this vaccine preventable killer to the tune of 450 cases since the summer of 2016. In this […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/diphtheria-short-history-disease-treatment-success-vaccines-75351/feed/ 2 In 2016, more than 7,000 diphtheria cases were reported worldwide with about half reported in India. In addition, diphtheria hasn’t been seen in Venezuela in decades; however, under a socialist, dictatorial regime, In 2016, more than 7,000 diphtheria cases were reported worldwide with about half reported in India. In addition, diphtheria hasn’t been seen in Venezuela in decades; however, under a socialist, dictatorial regime, Venezuela has seen the comeback of this vaccine preventable killer to the tune of 450 cases since the summer of 2016. In this […] Robert Herriman clean 14:05
Acanthamoeba: A rare and potentially blinding parasite http://outbreaknewstoday.com/acanthamoeba-rare-potentially-blinding-parasite-47485/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/acanthamoeba-rare-potentially-blinding-parasite-47485/#respond Tue, 31 Oct 2017 23:59:41 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=27174 There are three main genera of free living amoeba that infect humans — Acanthamoeba, Balamuthia, Naegleria that are are important causes of disease in humans and animals. The topic for today’s podcast will be one of them– Acanthamoeba. Acanthamoeba is a microscopic, free-living amoeba that can cause rare, but severe infections of the eye, skin, and central nervous system. Joining me to […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/acanthamoeba-rare-potentially-blinding-parasite-47485/feed/ 0 There are three main genera of free living amoeba that infect humans — Acanthamoeba, Balamuthia, Naegleria that are are important causes of disease in humans and animals. The topic for today’s podcast will be one of them– Acanthamoeba. There are three main genera of free living amoeba that infect humans — Acanthamoeba, Balamuthia, Naegleria that are are important causes of disease in humans and animals. The topic for today’s podcast will be one of them– Acanthamoeba. Acanthamoeba is a microscopic, free-living amoeba that can cause rare, but severe infections of the eye, skin, and central nervous system. Joining me to […] Robert Herriman clean 11:43
Parasites 101: Whipworm http://outbreaknewstoday.com/parasites-101-whipworm-99011/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/parasites-101-whipworm-99011/#comments Wed, 25 Oct 2017 00:09:54 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=27072 On today’s podcast, my special expert guest, Parasitology teacher and author of Parasites: Tales of Humanity’s Most Unwelcome Guests, Rosemary Drisdelle and I continue our look into the wonderful world of human parasites sticking with the intestinal nematodes–Trichuris trichiura or whipworm. Along with the other soil-transmitted helminths we’ve discussed, hookworms, and Ascaris lumbricoides, they infect more than 1.5 billion people globally, or 24% […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/parasites-101-whipworm-99011/feed/ 1 On today’s podcast, my special expert guest, Parasitology teacher and author of Parasites: Tales of Humanity’s Most Unwelcome Guests, Rosemary Drisdelle and I continue our look into the wonderful world of human parasites sticking with the intestinal ne... On today’s podcast, my special expert guest, Parasitology teacher and author of Parasites: Tales of Humanity’s Most Unwelcome Guests, Rosemary Drisdelle and I continue our look into the wonderful world of human parasites sticking with the intestinal nematodes–Trichuris trichiura or whipworm. Along with the other soil-transmitted helminths we’ve discussed, hookworms, and Ascaris lumbricoides, they infect more than 1.5 billion people globally, or 24% […] Robert Herriman clean 7:59
Plague: Transmission, pathology, diagnosis and treatment http://outbreaknewstoday.com/plague-transmission-pathology-diagnosis-treatment-93909/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/plague-transmission-pathology-diagnosis-treatment-93909/#respond Sat, 21 Oct 2017 16:40:33 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=27030 Today we learned that the Madagascar plague outbreak is spreading rapidly throughout the country with UN health officials now reporting some 1300 cases and more than 100 deaths since August. Last time I did a podcast on plague just a few short days ago, I gave a short history on the plague–the pandemic through current […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/plague-transmission-pathology-diagnosis-treatment-93909/feed/ 0 Today we learned that the Madagascar plague outbreak is spreading rapidly throughout the country with UN health officials now reporting some 1300 cases and more than 100 deaths since August. Last time I did a podcast on plague just a few short days ago... Today we learned that the Madagascar plague outbreak is spreading rapidly throughout the country with UN health officials now reporting some 1300 cases and more than 100 deaths since August. Last time I did a podcast on plague just a few short days ago, I gave a short history on the plague–the pandemic through current […] Robert Herriman clean 16:35
Lymphatic filariasis in Nigeria: The battle against the disfiguring parasitic disease http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lymphatic-filariasis-nigeria-battle-disfiguring-parasitic-disease-38888/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lymphatic-filariasis-nigeria-battle-disfiguring-parasitic-disease-38888/#comments Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:55:21 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=26973 Nigeria has over 120 million people at risk nationwide for the mosquito borne parasitic disease, lymphatic filariasis. The most populous country in Africa follows only India as far as endemicity. Last week, the Carter Center announced after years of work, two states, Plateau and Nasarawa, have eliminated lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem- an incredible achievement. […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lymphatic-filariasis-nigeria-battle-disfiguring-parasitic-disease-38888/feed/ 2 Nigeria has over 120 million people at risk nationwide for the mosquito borne parasitic disease, lymphatic filariasis. The most populous country in Africa follows only India as far as endemicity. Last week, Nigeria has over 120 million people at risk nationwide for the mosquito borne parasitic disease, lymphatic filariasis. The most populous country in Africa follows only India as far as endemicity. Last week, the Carter Center announced after years of work, two states, Plateau and Nasarawa, have eliminated lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem- an incredible achievement. […] Robert Herriman clean 17:37
Plague: The pandemics and more recent history http://outbreaknewstoday.com/plague-pandemics-recent-history-50681/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/plague-pandemics-recent-history-50681/#respond Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:57:19 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=26964 Plague has a long and storied history throughout the centuries, rivaled by only smallpox. In this podcast, I look briefly at the three major plague pandemics-The Justinian Plague, the Black Death and the Modern Plague. In addition, I look at plague in more recent history as it still infects thousands and kills hundreds in several […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/plague-pandemics-recent-history-50681/feed/ 0 Plague has a long and storied history throughout the centuries, rivaled by only smallpox. In this podcast, I look briefly at the three major plague pandemics-The Justinian Plague, the Black Death and the Modern Plague. In addition, Plague has a long and storied history throughout the centuries, rivaled by only smallpox. In this podcast, I look briefly at the three major plague pandemics-The Justinian Plague, the Black Death and the Modern Plague. In addition, I look at plague in more recent history as it still infects thousands and kills hundreds in several […] Robert Herriman clean 18:57
‘What is a virus?’ and other questions answered http://outbreaknewstoday.com/virus-questions-answered-99437/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/virus-questions-answered-99437/#respond Sat, 14 Oct 2017 12:24:44 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=26903 As many of you know, I’ve been doing a series on the podcast titled Parasites 101. I thought I’d something similar with virology and viruses and I reached out to who I feel is clearly one of the best virologists and virology educators to help me out with this. So here is the 1st episode […]

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Halloween costumes: The health risks of novelty contact lenses http://outbreaknewstoday.com/halloween-costumes-health-risks-novelty-contact-lenses-88508/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/halloween-costumes-health-risks-novelty-contact-lenses-88508/#comments Sat, 14 Oct 2017 11:38:56 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=26897 With Halloween about two weeks away, people are getting prepared putting together the most detailed costumes, much different than when I was a kid, I might add. While they are transforming themselves into goblins and ghouls using all manner of costume, one item needs to be looked at with some caution–that’s novelty contact lenses. There are […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/halloween-costumes-health-risks-novelty-contact-lenses-88508/feed/ 1 With Halloween about two weeks away, people are getting prepared putting together the most detailed costumes, much different than when I was a kid, I might add. While they are transforming themselves into goblins and ghouls using all manner of costume,... With Halloween about two weeks away, people are getting prepared putting together the most detailed costumes, much different than when I was a kid, I might add. While they are transforming themselves into goblins and ghouls using all manner of costume, one item needs to be looked at with some caution–that’s novelty contact lenses. There are […] Robert Herriman clean 9:19
Parasites 101: Hookworms http://outbreaknewstoday.com/parasites-101-hookworms-34232/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/parasites-101-hookworms-34232/#respond Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:03:23 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=26710 To date we’ve covered several different types of parasites on the podcast–protozoa, tapeworms and roundworms.On today’s episode of Parasites 101 on Outbreak News Interviews, we’ll be looking another soil transmitted helminth–the hookworms. Joining me as always to answer some questions about the hookworm is Parasitology teacher and author of Parasites: Tales of Humanity’s Most Unwelcome […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/parasites-101-hookworms-34232/feed/ 0 To date we’ve covered several different types of parasites on the podcast–protozoa, tapeworms and roundworms.On today’s episode of Parasites 101 on Outbreak News Interviews, we’ll be looking another soil transmitted helminth–the hookworms. To date we’ve covered several different types of parasites on the podcast–protozoa, tapeworms and roundworms.On today’s episode of Parasites 101 on Outbreak News Interviews, we’ll be looking another soil transmitted helminth–the hookworms. Joining me as always to answer some questions about the hookworm is Parasitology teacher and author of Parasites: Tales of Humanity’s Most Unwelcome […] Robert Herriman clean 10:10
Tickborne diseases: Laboratory diagnosis and treatment http://outbreaknewstoday.com/tickborne-diseases-laboratory-diagnosis-treatment-48427/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/tickborne-diseases-laboratory-diagnosis-treatment-48427/#respond Fri, 06 Oct 2017 11:33:50 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=26760 While most tick bites do not transmit infectious disease, some very serious infections can be contracted from the bite of this vector. There are more than a dozen tickborne diseases in the United States and several others that are found only in other countries. Massachusetts-based infectious disease physician, Steven LaRosa joined me on the show to […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/tickborne-diseases-laboratory-diagnosis-treatment-48427/feed/ 0 While most tick bites do not transmit infectious disease, some very serious infections can be contracted from the bite of this vector. There are more than a dozen tickborne diseases in the United States and several others that are found only in other c... While most tick bites do not transmit infectious disease, some very serious infections can be contracted from the bite of this vector. There are more than a dozen tickborne diseases in the United States and several others that are found only in other countries. Massachusetts-based infectious disease physician, Steven LaRosa joined me on the show to […] Robert Herriman clean 36:17
LymeDisease.org’s Lorraine Johnson discusses MyLymeData and a new NSF grant http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lymedisease-orgs-lorraine-johnson-discusses-mylymedata-new-nsf-grant-67552/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lymedisease-orgs-lorraine-johnson-discusses-mylymedata-new-nsf-grant-67552/#comments Tue, 03 Oct 2017 22:25:35 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=26701 Last month, The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a three-year, $800,000 grant to explore predictive analytic techniques using data collected by the MyLymeData patient registry. LymeDisease.org CEO, Lorraine Johnson, JD, MBA joined me to talk about MyLymeData and the NSF grant. Save up to 40% off tours and activities in Chicago Related: Lyme disease treatment: […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lymedisease-orgs-lorraine-johnson-discusses-mylymedata-new-nsf-grant-67552/feed/ 2 Last month, The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a three-year, $800,000 grant to explore predictive analytic techniques using data collected by the MyLymeData patient registry. LymeDisease.org CEO, Lorraine Johnson, JD, Last month, The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a three-year, $800,000 grant to explore predictive analytic techniques using data collected by the MyLymeData patient registry. LymeDisease.org CEO, Lorraine Johnson, JD, MBA joined me to talk about MyLymeData and the NSF grant. Save up to 40% off tours and activities in Chicago Related: Lyme disease treatment: […] Robert Herriman clean 7:22
Puerto Rico crisis: What are the infectious disease risks post-Hurricane Maria http://outbreaknewstoday.com/puerto-rico-crisis-infectious-disease-risks-post-hurricane-maria-25278/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/puerto-rico-crisis-infectious-disease-risks-post-hurricane-maria-25278/#comments Mon, 02 Oct 2017 23:30:19 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=26689 On Sept 20, Hurricane Maria pulverized Puerto Rico, the worst hit the island had taken since 1928. Access to drinking water has been restored to 45% of Puerto Rico — but more than half of the U.S. territory of 3.4 million is still going without.   Reports of some disease outbreaks have already been published, including false […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/puerto-rico-crisis-infectious-disease-risks-post-hurricane-maria-25278/feed/ 3 On Sept 20, Hurricane Maria pulverized Puerto Rico, the worst hit the island had taken since 1928. Access to drinking water has been restored to 45% of Puerto Rico — but more than half of the U.S. territory of 3.4 million is still going without. On Sept 20, Hurricane Maria pulverized Puerto Rico, the worst hit the island had taken since 1928. Access to drinking water has been restored to 45% of Puerto Rico — but more than half of the U.S. territory of 3.4 million is still going without.   Reports of some disease outbreaks have already been published, including false […] Robert Herriman clean 10:30
Totally preventable: Congenital syphilis on the rise in the US http://outbreaknewstoday.com/totally-preventable-congenital-syphilis-rise-us-68624/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/totally-preventable-congenital-syphilis-rise-us-68624/#respond Sat, 30 Sep 2017 16:23:57 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=26657 This week we got the latest data on sexually transmitted infections from a CDC’s annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report which told of some serious problems we’re having with STDs in this country. More than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the United States in 2016, the highest number ever. […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/totally-preventable-congenital-syphilis-rise-us-68624/feed/ 0 This week we got the latest data on sexually transmitted infections from a CDC’s annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report which told of some serious problems we’re having with STDs in this country. This week we got the latest data on sexually transmitted infections from a CDC’s annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report which told of some serious problems we’re having with STDs in this country. More than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the United States in 2016, the highest number ever. […] Robert Herriman clean 6:51
A conversation with MRSA Survivors Network founder, Jeanine Thomas http://outbreaknewstoday.com/conversation-mrsa-survivors-network-founder-jeanine-thomas-16772/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/conversation-mrsa-survivors-network-founder-jeanine-thomas-16772/#respond Fri, 29 Sep 2017 09:59:49 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=26621 Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA is a bacteria that is resistant to many common antibiotics. It can cause a variety of problems ranging from are skin infections and sepsis to pneumonia to bloodstream infections. Monday is World MRSA Day, a day to raise the awareness of MRSA around the globe and to activate survivors, […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/conversation-mrsa-survivors-network-founder-jeanine-thomas-16772/feed/ 0 Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA is a bacteria that is resistant to many common antibiotics. It can cause a variety of problems ranging from are skin infections and sepsis to pneumonia to bloodstream infections. Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA is a bacteria that is resistant to many common antibiotics. It can cause a variety of problems ranging from are skin infections and sepsis to pneumonia to bloodstream infections. Monday is World MRSA Day, a day to raise the awareness of MRSA around the globe and to activate survivors, […] Robert Herriman clean 14:18
Dientamoeba fragilis: ‘The unflagellated human flagellate’ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/dientamoeba-fragilis-unflagellated-human-flagellate-33598/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/dientamoeba-fragilis-unflagellated-human-flagellate-33598/#comments Tue, 26 Sep 2017 23:49:37 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=26463 In the latest installment of the Parasites 101 series on the podcast, Parasitology teacher and author of Parasites: Tales of Humanity’s Most Unwelcome Guests, Rosemary Drisdelle joined me to discuss the protozoan parasite, Dientamoeba fragilis. “The unflagellated human flagellate”, D. fragilis is a pathogenic protozoan parasite with a world-wide distribution. Interestingly, a resistant cyst stage has not been demonstrated […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/dientamoeba-fragilis-unflagellated-human-flagellate-33598/feed/ 2 In the latest installment of the Parasites 101 series on the podcast, Parasitology teacher and author of Parasites: Tales of Humanity’s Most Unwelcome Guests, Rosemary Drisdelle joined me to discuss the protozoan parasite, Dientamoeba fragilis. In the latest installment of the Parasites 101 series on the podcast, Parasitology teacher and author of Parasites: Tales of Humanity’s Most Unwelcome Guests, Rosemary Drisdelle joined me to discuss the protozoan parasite, Dientamoeba fragilis. “The unflagellated human flagellate”, D. fragilis is a pathogenic protozoan parasite with a world-wide distribution. Interestingly, a resistant cyst stage has not been demonstrated […] Robert Herriman clean 8:10
Laboratory testing and sepsis http://outbreaknewstoday.com/laboratory-testing-sepsis-63349/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/laboratory-testing-sepsis-63349/#respond Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:55:39 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=26563 In this podcast, which is a short segment from a comprehensive interview about sepsis I had with infectious disease physician, Steven LaRosa, MD this past weekend on the radio show, I pulled out an interesting segment on his views of what laboratory tests he found useful in the diagnosis of sepsis. In the segment, LaRosa […]

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Sepsis: An interview with Steven LaRosa, MD http://outbreaknewstoday.com/sepsis-interview-steven-larosa-md-52322/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/sepsis-interview-steven-larosa-md-52322/#respond Mon, 25 Sep 2017 01:54:54 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=26548 According to the Sepsis Alliance, sepsis has been named as the most expensive in-patient cost in American hospitals costing billions each year with forty percent of patients diagnosed with severe sepsis not surviving. September is Sepsis Awareness Month and infectious disease physician and returning guest, Steven P. LaRosa, MD joined me for a comprehensive discussion on this very important […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/sepsis-interview-steven-larosa-md-52322/feed/ 0 According to the Sepsis Alliance, sepsis has been named as the most expensive in-patient cost in American hospitals costing billions each year with forty percent of patients diagnosed with severe sepsis not surviving. According to the Sepsis Alliance, sepsis has been named as the most expensive in-patient cost in American hospitals costing billions each year with forty percent of patients diagnosed with severe sepsis not surviving. September is Sepsis Awareness Month and infectious disease physician and returning guest, Steven P. LaRosa, MD joined me for a comprehensive discussion on this very important […] Robert Herriman clean 39:58
Antibiotic crisis looming: Osterholm’s thoughts http://outbreaknewstoday.com/antibiotic-crisis-looming-osterholms-thoughts-25833/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/antibiotic-crisis-looming-osterholms-thoughts-25833/#comments Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:24:40 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=26475 I woke up to this headline in my inbox from the WHO–“The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO report confirms”….Yikes! A new WHO report was published today Antibacterial agents in clinical development – an analysis of the antibacterial clinical development pipeline, including tuberculosis which shows a serious lack of new antibiotics under development to […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/antibiotic-crisis-looming-osterholms-thoughts-25833/feed/ 1 I woke up to this headline in my inbox from the WHO–“The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO report confirms”….Yikes! A new WHO report was published today Antibacterial agents in clinical development – an analysis of the antibacterial clinical dev... I woke up to this headline in my inbox from the WHO–“The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO report confirms”….Yikes! A new WHO report was published today Antibacterial agents in clinical development – an analysis of the antibacterial clinical development pipeline, including tuberculosis which shows a serious lack of new antibiotics under development to […] Robert Herriman clean 9:23
MERS: Will it ever spread out of the Arabian peninsula such that the rest of the world should be concerned? http://outbreaknewstoday.com/mers-will-ever-spread-arabian-peninsula-rest-world-concerned-52184/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/mers-will-ever-spread-arabian-peninsula-rest-world-concerned-52184/#comments Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:00:26 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=26473 In the spring of 2012, a Saudi Arabian man developed symptoms resembling severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS. However, it wasn’t caused by the SARS coronavirus. Instead it was identified as a new coronavirus named the Middle East Respiratory syndrome or MERS coronavirus. Globally, 2080 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with MERS-CoV including at least 722 related […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/mers-will-ever-spread-arabian-peninsula-rest-world-concerned-52184/feed/ 4 In the spring of 2012, a Saudi Arabian man developed symptoms resembling severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS. However, it wasn’t caused by the SARS coronavirus. Instead it was identified as a new coronavirus named the Middle East Respiratory syn... In the spring of 2012, a Saudi Arabian man developed symptoms resembling severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS. However, it wasn’t caused by the SARS coronavirus. Instead it was identified as a new coronavirus named the Middle East Respiratory syndrome or MERS coronavirus. Globally, 2080 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with MERS-CoV including at least 722 related […] Robert Herriman clean 13:12
Brucella RB51, pasteurization and the risks of consuming raw milk http://outbreaknewstoday.com/brucella-rb51-pasteurization-risks-consuming-raw-milk-98641/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/brucella-rb51-pasteurization-risks-consuming-raw-milk-98641/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 22:47:39 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=26437 One of the bigger stories in recent weeks is the situation of human infections with a strain of Brucella, known as RB51, linked to the consumption of raw, or unpasteurized milk. Senior Associate with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, Amesh Adalja, MD joined me to talk about this specific situation, the process of […]

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Bacteriophage therapy: A remarkable story http://outbreaknewstoday.com/bacteriophage-therapy-remarkable-story-26155/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/bacteriophage-therapy-remarkable-story-26155/#respond Sat, 16 Sep 2017 13:03:32 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=26409 In this interview from the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show in May 2017, we looked at this amazing story of an individual with a multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infection and the use of an experimental therapy involving bacteriophages — viruses that target and consume specific strains of bacteria. Case study lead author and the primary physician of the […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/bacteriophage-therapy-remarkable-story-26155/feed/ 0 In this interview from the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show in May 2017, we looked at this amazing story of an individual with a multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infection and the use of an experimental therapy involving bacteriophages — ... In this interview from the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show in May 2017, we looked at this amazing story of an individual with a multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infection and the use of an experimental therapy involving bacteriophages — viruses that target and consume specific strains of bacteria. Case study lead author and the primary physician of the […] Robert Herriman clean 17:32
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and the importance of timely treatment with doxycycline http://outbreaknewstoday.com/rocky-mountain-spotted-fever-importance-timely-treatment-doxycycline-30231/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/rocky-mountain-spotted-fever-importance-timely-treatment-doxycycline-30231/#respond Wed, 06 Sep 2017 11:11:33 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=26312 CDC epidemiologist and author of a recent study published in The Journal of Pediatrics, Dr. Jennifer McQuiston joined me to talk about the tick borne disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) and the importance of timely treatment with the drug of choice, doxycycline. Because the antibiotic carries the warning of tooth staining in children under 8 years of age, […]

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Japanese encephalitis, the Philippines and the need to put the vaccine on the national schedule http://outbreaknewstoday.com/japanese-encephalitis-philippines-need-put-vaccine-national-schedule-41420/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/japanese-encephalitis-philippines-need-put-vaccine-national-schedule-41420/#respond Mon, 04 Sep 2017 18:43:10 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=26286 In an interview from the radio show in March 2015, I spoke to pediatric infectious disease specialist and research associate professor at the University of the Philippines in Manila, Dr Anna Lena Lopez about the mosquito borne viral disease, Japanese encephalitis (JE). Besides talking about the ABCs of JE, Dr Lopez also talked about the findings from a […]

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Saudi Arabia, the Hajj and the challenges in the prevention and control of infectious diseases http://outbreaknewstoday.com/saudi-arabia-hajj-challenges-prevention-control-infectious-diseases-98834/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/saudi-arabia-hajj-challenges-prevention-control-infectious-diseases-98834/#comments Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:35:59 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=26216 The annual Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is among the largest mass gatherings in the world draws about 2 to 4 million Muslim pilgrims every year; at least 1.5 to 2 million pilgrims are foreign visitors. This event is happening this week. For observant Muslims, the Hajj is a religious duty and important […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/saudi-arabia-hajj-challenges-prevention-control-infectious-diseases-98834/feed/ 1 The annual Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is among the largest mass gatherings in the world draws about 2 to 4 million Muslim pilgrims every year; at least 1.5 to 2 million pilgrims are foreign visitors. This event is happening this week. The annual Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is among the largest mass gatherings in the world draws about 2 to 4 million Muslim pilgrims every year; at least 1.5 to 2 million pilgrims are foreign visitors. This event is happening this week. For observant Muslims, the Hajj is a religious duty and important […] Robert Herriman clean 9:25
Sepsis survivor, Mary Millard, tells her story http://outbreaknewstoday.com/sepsis-survivor-mary-millard-tells-story-69383/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/sepsis-survivor-mary-millard-tells-story-69383/#comments Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:06:18 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=26214 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on any given day, about one in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection (HAI).Did you know that hospital-acquired infections are the nation’s eighth leading cause of death, just behind diabetes and just ahead of flu and pneumonia? Sepsis is the body’s extreme […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/sepsis-survivor-mary-millard-tells-story-69383/feed/ 2 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on any given day, about one in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection (HAI).Did you know that hospital-acquired infections are the nation’s eighth leading... According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on any given day, about one in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection (HAI).Did you know that hospital-acquired infections are the nation’s eighth leading cause of death, just behind diabetes and just ahead of flu and pneumonia? Sepsis is the body’s extreme […] Robert Herriman clean 27:06
Parasites 101: Pinworms http://outbreaknewstoday.com/parasites-101-pinworms-84500/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/parasites-101-pinworms-84500/#respond Wed, 30 Aug 2017 10:11:16 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=26176 In an earlier episode of the podcast we discussed the giant intestinal roundworm, Ascaris lumbricoides–a nematode parasite. Today, we’ll look at a nematode that is about the size of a staple–Enterobius vermicularis, or the pinworm. Pinworm is the most common worm infection in North America, in fact, it is estimated that there are 40 million infections […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/parasites-101-pinworms-84500/feed/ 0 In an earlier episode of the podcast we discussed the giant intestinal roundworm, Ascaris lumbricoides–a nematode parasite. Today, we’ll look at a nematode that is about the size of a staple–Enterobius vermicularis, or the pinworm. In an earlier episode of the podcast we discussed the giant intestinal roundworm, Ascaris lumbricoides–a nematode parasite. Today, we’ll look at a nematode that is about the size of a staple–Enterobius vermicularis, or the pinworm. Pinworm is the most common worm infection in North America, in fact, it is estimated that there are 40 million infections […] Robert Herriman clean 13:07
H7N9 avian influenza in China: Should we be worried? http://outbreaknewstoday.com/h7n9-avian-influenza-china-worried-20507/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/h7n9-avian-influenza-china-worried-20507/#respond Tue, 29 Aug 2017 23:49:51 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=26171 In early 2013, the first reported human cases of H7N9 avian influenza were reported in China. Since that time, more than 1500 cases have been reported with about half the cases reported since last October. About 40% of those infected died. A study was published this summer in PLoS Pathogens showing the virus being three mutations away […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/h7n9-avian-influenza-china-worried-20507/feed/ 0 In early 2013, the first reported human cases of H7N9 avian influenza were reported in China. Since that time, more than 1500 cases have been reported with about half the cases reported since last October. About 40% of those infected died. In early 2013, the first reported human cases of H7N9 avian influenza were reported in China. Since that time, more than 1500 cases have been reported with about half the cases reported since last October. About 40% of those infected died. A study was published this summer in PLoS Pathogens showing the virus being three mutations away […] Robert Herriman clean 14:20
Houston floods: What are the infectious disease risks? http://outbreaknewstoday.com/houston-floods-infectious-disease-risks-57456/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/houston-floods-infectious-disease-risks-57456/#comments Tue, 29 Aug 2017 23:06:05 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=26168 With record amounts of rain and unprecedented flooding, Houston and the southeastern part of Texas have their hand full with rescues, shelters and numerous public safety issues. What about the infectious disease situation that goes along with a natural disaster like this? Waterborne diseases? Mosquito borne diseases? Concerns about tetanus? I had the opportunity to talk […]

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Lyme disease treatment: Some thoughts http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-treatment-thoughts-68129/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-treatment-thoughts-68129/#comments Sat, 26 Aug 2017 14:59:59 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=26120 The treatment of Lyme disease is one of the most contentious issues in medicine with people coming from two very different sides of the topic. In his blog,  My thoughts on the future of infectious disease and medicine, Infectious disease physician, Dr Steven LaRosa described some “soul searching” he did recently concerning “the sizable number of poor souls […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-treatment-thoughts-68129/feed/ 2 The treatment of Lyme disease is one of the most contentious issues in medicine with people coming from two very different sides of the topic. In his blog,  My thoughts on the future of infectious disease and medicine, Infectious disease physician, The treatment of Lyme disease is one of the most contentious issues in medicine with people coming from two very different sides of the topic. In his blog,  My thoughts on the future of infectious disease and medicine, Infectious disease physician, Dr Steven LaRosa described some “soul searching” he did recently concerning “the sizable number of poor souls […] Robert Herriman clean 10:58
Antibiotic stewardship: A look at penicillin allergies http://outbreaknewstoday.com/antibiotic-stewardship-look-penicillin-allergies-58126/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/antibiotic-stewardship-look-penicillin-allergies-58126/#comments Sat, 26 Aug 2017 12:45:04 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=26117 Misuse and overuse of antimicrobials is one of the world’s most pressing public health problems. Infectious organisms adapt to the antimicrobials designed to kill them, making the drugs ineffective. People infected with antimicrobial-resistant organisms are more likely to have longer, more expensive hospital stays, and may be more likely to die as a result of […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/antibiotic-stewardship-look-penicillin-allergies-58126/feed/ 1 Misuse and overuse of antimicrobials is one of the world’s most pressing public health problems. Infectious organisms adapt to the antimicrobials designed to kill them, making the drugs ineffective. People infected with antimicrobial-resistant organism... Misuse and overuse of antimicrobials is one of the world’s most pressing public health problems. Infectious organisms adapt to the antimicrobials designed to kill them, making the drugs ineffective. People infected with antimicrobial-resistant organisms are more likely to have longer, more expensive hospital stays, and may be more likely to die as a result of […] Robert Herriman clean 5:02
Infectious disease ‘pearls’: Treatment and diagnostics http://outbreaknewstoday.com/infectious-disease-pearls-treatment-diagnostics-27849/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/infectious-disease-pearls-treatment-diagnostics-27849/#comments Sat, 26 Aug 2017 12:06:57 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=26112 In his blog, My thoughts on the future of infectious disease and medicine, Infectious disease physician, Steven LaRosa, MD writes in one post of 21 infectious disease “pearls” or teaching points concerning treatment and diagnosis of infections. During this interview, I ask Dr. LaRosa to expand on several of them (from the use of Vancomycin to the treatment […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/infectious-disease-pearls-treatment-diagnostics-27849/feed/ 1 In his blog, My thoughts on the future of infectious disease and medicine, Infectious disease physician, Steven LaRosa, MD writes in one post of 21 infectious disease “pearls” or teaching points concerning treatment and diagnosis of infections. In his blog, My thoughts on the future of infectious disease and medicine, Infectious disease physician, Steven LaRosa, MD writes in one post of 21 infectious disease “pearls” or teaching points concerning treatment and diagnosis of infections. During this interview, I ask Dr. LaRosa to expand on several of them (from the use of Vancomycin to the treatment […] Robert Herriman clean 21:38
What’s happened to Zika? Is the outbreak in the Americas over? http://outbreaknewstoday.com/whats-happened-zika-outbreak-americas-29437/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/whats-happened-zika-outbreak-americas-29437/#comments Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:50:08 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=26069 In early 2015, a mosquito borne virus that few people heard of began it’s spread through the immunologically naive population of Latin America and the Caribbean. In 2016, 5,102 cases were reported in the U.S., including 224 locally acquired. There were 36,079 cases reported in U.S. territories. So far in 2017, the numbers are down […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/whats-happened-zika-outbreak-americas-29437/feed/ 8 In early 2015, a mosquito borne virus that few people heard of began it’s spread through the immunologically naive population of Latin America and the Caribbean. In 2016, 5,102 cases were reported in the U.S., including 224 locally acquired. In early 2015, a mosquito borne virus that few people heard of began it’s spread through the immunologically naive population of Latin America and the Caribbean. In 2016, 5,102 cases were reported in the U.S., including 224 locally acquired. There were 36,079 cases reported in U.S. territories. So far in 2017, the numbers are down […] Robert Herriman clean 10:44
Parasites 101: Entamoeba histolytica http://outbreaknewstoday.com/parasites-101-entamoeba-histolytica-47196/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/parasites-101-entamoeba-histolytica-47196/#comments Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:09:44 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=26054 Montezuma’s revenge – Aztec Two Step – whatever nicknames it may be called, if you’ve experienced it, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Traveler’s diarrhea is the most common medical issue that people complain of while traveling in less developed countries. One of parasitic causes of travelers diarrhea is amebiasis, caused by the protozoan […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/parasites-101-entamoeba-histolytica-47196/feed/ 1 Montezuma’s revenge – Aztec Two Step – whatever nicknames it may be called, if you’ve experienced it, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Traveler’s diarrhea is the most common medical issue that people complain of while traveling in less develope... Montezuma’s revenge – Aztec Two Step – whatever nicknames it may be called, if you’ve experienced it, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Traveler’s diarrhea is the most common medical issue that people complain of while traveling in less developed countries. One of parasitic causes of travelers diarrhea is amebiasis, caused by the protozoan […] Robert Herriman clean 13:37
Travel health and medicine issues http://outbreaknewstoday.com/travel-health-medicine-issues-49327/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/travel-health-medicine-issues-49327/#comments Sun, 20 Aug 2017 12:10:41 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=26018 Rates of international travel continue to grow substantially. This increasing globalization in travel increases the risk of travel-related illnesses and other health exposures; therefore, health care professionals need to accurately advise travelers about these potential risks. Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Global Health at the University of Washington and recognized expert in Tropical medicine, Christopher […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/travel-health-medicine-issues-49327/feed/ 5 Rates of international travel continue to grow substantially. This increasing globalization in travel increases the risk of travel-related illnesses and other health exposures; therefore, health care professionals need to accurately advise travelers ab... Rates of international travel continue to grow substantially. This increasing globalization in travel increases the risk of travel-related illnesses and other health exposures; therefore, health care professionals need to accurately advise travelers about these potential risks. Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Global Health at the University of Washington and recognized expert in Tropical medicine, Christopher […] Robert Herriman clean 19:09
North Korea’s Bioweapon Program: What do we actually know? http://outbreaknewstoday.com/north-koreas-bioweapon-program-actually-know-97331/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/north-koreas-bioweapon-program-actually-know-97331/#respond Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:02:11 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=25982 Discussions on North Korea’s military arsenal -nuclear and conventional- has been headline news, particularly with threats coming from the Hermit Kingdom of missile launches towards Guam. North Korea’s tight borders make it tough to know great detail on what capabilities they really have.  What about a biological weapons program? What do we know and not […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/north-koreas-bioweapon-program-actually-know-97331/feed/ 0 Discussions on North Korea’s military arsenal -nuclear and conventional- has been headline news, particularly with threats coming from the Hermit Kingdom of missile launches towards Guam. North Korea’s tight borders make it tough to know great detail o... Discussions on North Korea’s military arsenal -nuclear and conventional- has been headline news, particularly with threats coming from the Hermit Kingdom of missile launches towards Guam. North Korea’s tight borders make it tough to know great detail on what capabilities they really have.  What about a biological weapons program? What do we know and not […] Robert Herriman clean 32:14
The history behind the Lyme disease controversy and what’s new in Lyme research http://outbreaknewstoday.com/history-behind-lyme-disease-controversy-whats-new-lyme-research-59386/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/history-behind-lyme-disease-controversy-whats-new-lyme-research-59386/#comments Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:02:49 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=25963 Lyme disease is among the most contentious of topics in health and medicine. How did a bacterial infection turn into one of the the most controversial and virulent medico-political battles in medical history? Associate Professor of Microbiology at SUNY Adirondack and co-founder of the Lyme Action Network, Holly Ahern, MS joined me for a discussion on […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/history-behind-lyme-disease-controversy-whats-new-lyme-research-59386/feed/ 2 Lyme disease is among the most contentious of topics in health and medicine. How did a bacterial infection turn into one of the the most controversial and virulent medico-political battles in medical history? Lyme disease is among the most contentious of topics in health and medicine. How did a bacterial infection turn into one of the the most controversial and virulent medico-political battles in medical history? Associate Professor of Microbiology at SUNY Adirondack and co-founder of the Lyme Action Network, Holly Ahern, MS joined me for a discussion on […] Robert Herriman clean 38:59
Diphyllobothrium: The largest known tapeworms that can infect people http://outbreaknewstoday.com/diphyllobothrium-largest-known-tapeworms-can-infect-people-29647/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/diphyllobothrium-largest-known-tapeworms-can-infect-people-29647/#respond Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:20:04 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=25946 Diphyllobothrium latum and related species (the fish or broad tapeworm) are the largest known tapeworms that can infect people, can grow up to 35 feet long. In the latest installment of the Parasites 101 series on the podcast, Parasitology teacher and author of Parasites: Tales of Humanity’s Most Unwelcome Guests, Rosemary Drisdelle joined me to talk about […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/diphyllobothrium-largest-known-tapeworms-can-infect-people-29647/feed/ 0 Diphyllobothrium latum and related species (the fish or broad tapeworm) are the largest known tapeworms that can infect people, can grow up to 35 feet long. In the latest installment of the Parasites 101 series on the podcast, Diphyllobothrium latum and related species (the fish or broad tapeworm) are the largest known tapeworms that can infect people, can grow up to 35 feet long. In the latest installment of the Parasites 101 series on the podcast, Parasitology teacher and author of Parasites: Tales of Humanity’s Most Unwelcome Guests, Rosemary Drisdelle joined me to talk about […] Robert Herriman clean 12:12
A look at the differences in geographical distribution of Lyme disease http://outbreaknewstoday.com/look-differences-geographical-distribution-lyme-disease-11968/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/look-differences-geographical-distribution-lyme-disease-11968/#respond Sat, 12 Aug 2017 12:15:13 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=25884 A study, originally published in January in the journal, PLoS One, looked at the differences in geographical distribution of Lyme disease. Researchers suggests that under environmentally-realistic conditions, southern environments exert greater mortality pressure on ticks than is experienced by northern ticks, because of the increased desiccation stress under the warmer southern conditions. See New York from the water […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/look-differences-geographical-distribution-lyme-disease-11968/feed/ 0 A study, originally published in January in the journal, PLoS One, looked at the differences in geographical distribution of Lyme disease. Researchers suggests that under environmentally-realistic conditions, A study, originally published in January in the journal, PLoS One, looked at the differences in geographical distribution of Lyme disease. Researchers suggests that under environmentally-realistic conditions, southern environments exert greater mortality pressure on ticks than is experienced by northern ticks, because of the increased desiccation stress under the warmer southern conditions. See New York from the water […] Robert Herriman clean 9:36
Parasites 101: Swimmer’s itch http://outbreaknewstoday.com/parasites-101-swimmers-itch-61947/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/parasites-101-swimmers-itch-61947/#respond Wed, 09 Aug 2017 01:30:22 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=25824 Every year around this time we start to see reports of swimmer’s itch around the country. Common lore in the media is that this is caused by “duck fleas” in freshwater and ‘sea lice’ in salt water; however, this is not correct. Instead, swimmer’s itch is caused by the larvae of a parasite called schistosomes. […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/parasites-101-swimmers-itch-61947/feed/ 0 Every year around this time we start to see reports of swimmer’s itch around the country. Common lore in the media is that this is caused by “duck fleas” in freshwater and ‘sea lice’ in salt water; however, this is not correct. Instead, Every year around this time we start to see reports of swimmer’s itch around the country. Common lore in the media is that this is caused by “duck fleas” in freshwater and ‘sea lice’ in salt water; however, this is not correct. Instead, swimmer’s itch is caused by the larvae of a parasite called schistosomes. […] Robert Herriman clean 14:08
Vibrio vulnificus: An interview with Dr Judy Stone http://outbreaknewstoday.com/vibrio-vulnificus-interview-dr-judy-stone-20020/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/vibrio-vulnificus-interview-dr-judy-stone-20020/#respond Wed, 09 Aug 2017 01:02:02 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=25822 Here in the state of Florida, dozens of confirmed cases of the bacterial infection caused by Vibrio vulnificus occur annually, along with dozens more in the other Gulf states. My guest, Infectious Disease specialist, a Forbes contributor, Judy Stone, MD said in a recent piece, “Infections from Vibrio vulnificus are a summer staple, and are increasing […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/vibrio-vulnificus-interview-dr-judy-stone-20020/feed/ 0 Here in the state of Florida, dozens of confirmed cases of the bacterial infection caused by Vibrio vulnificus occur annually, along with dozens more in the other Gulf states. My guest, Infectious Disease specialist, a Forbes contributor, Judy Stone, Here in the state of Florida, dozens of confirmed cases of the bacterial infection caused by Vibrio vulnificus occur annually, along with dozens more in the other Gulf states. My guest, Infectious Disease specialist, a Forbes contributor, Judy Stone, MD said in a recent piece, “Infections from Vibrio vulnificus are a summer staple, and are increasing […] Robert Herriman clean 18:05
Healthcare-associated infections: A discussion with Dr Rodney Rohde http://outbreaknewstoday.com/healthcare-associated-infections-discussion-dr-rodney-rohde-31288/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/healthcare-associated-infections-discussion-dr-rodney-rohde-31288/#respond Sun, 06 Aug 2017 22:27:59 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=25790 Everything in life carries some risk it seems and this includes becoming an inpatient in a hospital. There are a number of risks associated with hospitals and one is acquiring infections–Hospitals are loaded with nasty bugs. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on any given day, about one in 25 hospital […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/healthcare-associated-infections-discussion-dr-rodney-rohde-31288/feed/ 0 Everything in life carries some risk it seems and this includes becoming an inpatient in a hospital. There are a number of risks associated with hospitals and one is acquiring infections–Hospitals are loaded with nasty bugs. Everything in life carries some risk it seems and this includes becoming an inpatient in a hospital. There are a number of risks associated with hospitals and one is acquiring infections–Hospitals are loaded with nasty bugs. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on any given day, about one in 25 hospital […] Robert Herriman clean 48:33
Vaccine refusal: What’s behind it and how we become better ambassadors for vaccination http://outbreaknewstoday.com/vaccine-refusal-whats-behind-become-better-ambassadors-vaccination-40069/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/vaccine-refusal-whats-behind-become-better-ambassadors-vaccination-40069/#comments Sat, 05 Aug 2017 15:12:44 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=25754 An anti-vaccine sentiment is alive and well in the US and abroad. This is not a new phenomena, but it has seen a resurgence in the past 20 odd years.  What are the arguments, who are the cast of characters and how can become more active in promoting vaccination to friends, family, and the public […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/vaccine-refusal-whats-behind-become-better-ambassadors-vaccination-40069/feed/ 1 An anti-vaccine sentiment is alive and well in the US and abroad. This is not a new phenomena, but it has seen a resurgence in the past 20 odd years.  What are the arguments, who are the cast of characters and how can become more active in promoting va... An anti-vaccine sentiment is alive and well in the US and abroad. This is not a new phenomena, but it has seen a resurgence in the past 20 odd years.  What are the arguments, who are the cast of characters and how can become more active in promoting vaccination to friends, family, and the public […] Robert Herriman clean 16:21
Can kids be too clean? An interview with ‘Let Them Eat Dirt’ coauthor, B. Brett Finlay, PhD http://outbreaknewstoday.com/can-kids-clean-interview-let-eat-dirt-coauthor-b-brett-finlay-phd-10241/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/can-kids-clean-interview-let-eat-dirt-coauthor-b-brett-finlay-phd-10241/#comments Wed, 02 Aug 2017 22:53:57 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=25702 The modern lifestyle of those in the developed world and  it’s emphasis on hyper-cleanliness, is taking a toll on children’s lifelong health–Kids not being exposed to good microbes, the over-use of antibiotics and the like have resulted in rises in asthma, allergies and a lengthy list of other chronic conditions. Coauthor of the book, Let Them […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/can-kids-clean-interview-let-eat-dirt-coauthor-b-brett-finlay-phd-10241/feed/ 1 The modern lifestyle of those in the developed world and  it’s emphasis on hyper-cleanliness, is taking a toll on children’s lifelong health–Kids not being exposed to good microbes, the over-use of antibiotics and the like have resulted in rises in ast... The modern lifestyle of those in the developed world and  it’s emphasis on hyper-cleanliness, is taking a toll on children’s lifelong health–Kids not being exposed to good microbes, the over-use of antibiotics and the like have resulted in rises in asthma, allergies and a lengthy list of other chronic conditions. Coauthor of the book, Let Them […] Robert Herriman clean 20:17
Parasites 101: Cyclospora http://outbreaknewstoday.com/parasites-101-cyclospora-15644/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/parasites-101-cyclospora-15644/#respond Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:03:06 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=25682 Just in the past week, I reported on cyclospora outbreaks in Ontario, Canada and Texas and an increase in cases in New York City on this website. Parasitologist and author of the book, Parasites: Tales of Humanity’s Most Unwelcome Guests, Rosemary Drisdelle joined me to discuss Cyclospora in the latest installment of Parasites 101 on […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/parasites-101-cyclospora-15644/feed/ 0 Just in the past week, I reported on cyclospora outbreaks in Ontario, Canada and Texas and an increase in cases in New York City on this website. Parasitologist and author of the book, Parasites: Tales of Humanity’s Most Unwelcome Guests, Just in the past week, I reported on cyclospora outbreaks in Ontario, Canada and Texas and an increase in cases in New York City on this website. Parasitologist and author of the book, Parasites: Tales of Humanity’s Most Unwelcome Guests, Rosemary Drisdelle joined me to discuss Cyclospora in the latest installment of Parasites 101 on […] Robert Herriman clean 17:03
The story behind the Toxic Shock Syndrome outbreak investigation of the late 70s-early 80s http://outbreaknewstoday.com/story-behind-toxic-shock-syndrome-outbreak-investigation-late-70s-early-80s-82046/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/story-behind-toxic-shock-syndrome-outbreak-investigation-late-70s-early-80s-82046/#comments Mon, 31 Jul 2017 23:43:20 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=25664 In 1980, 890 cases of Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) were reported and nine out of 10 cases were associated with menstruation and linked to the use of higher absorbency tampons. Today, TSS is relatively rare, but but serious clinical syndrome typically caused by bacterial infection due to Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pyogenes. Toxic shock progresses quickly. Its […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/story-behind-toxic-shock-syndrome-outbreak-investigation-late-70s-early-80s-82046/feed/ 2 In 1980, 890 cases of Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) were reported and nine out of 10 cases were associated with menstruation and linked to the use of higher absorbency tampons. Today, TSS is relatively rare, but but serious clinical syndrome typically cau... In 1980, 890 cases of Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) were reported and nine out of 10 cases were associated with menstruation and linked to the use of higher absorbency tampons. Today, TSS is relatively rare, but but serious clinical syndrome typically caused by bacterial infection due to Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pyogenes. Toxic shock progresses quickly. Its […] Robert Herriman clean 7:52
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) and other prion diseases http://outbreaknewstoday.com/creutzfeldt-jakob-disease-cjd-prion-diseases-61578/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/creutzfeldt-jakob-disease-cjd-prion-diseases-61578/#respond Sun, 30 Jul 2017 22:39:11 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=25626 Epidemiologist with the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ryan Maddox, PhD, joined me to discuss Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) and other human and animal prion diseases or transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs). This interview was originally recorded on the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show on Mar. 8, 2015. Get the […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/creutzfeldt-jakob-disease-cjd-prion-diseases-61578/feed/ 0 Epidemiologist with the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ryan Maddox, PhD, joined me to discuss Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) and other human and animal prion diseases or... Epidemiologist with the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ryan Maddox, PhD, joined me to discuss Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) and other human and animal prion diseases or transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs). This interview was originally recorded on the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show on Mar. 8, 2015. Get the […] Robert Herriman clean 10:56
Coyote tapeworm in Alberta: 5th human case reported http://outbreaknewstoday.com/coyote-tapeworm-alberta-5th-human-case-reported-52110/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/coyote-tapeworm-alberta-5th-human-case-reported-52110/#comments Sat, 29 Jul 2017 00:31:12 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=25590 A relatively rare tapeworm has popped up in several patients in Alberta, Canada in the past few years, which may not sound like much; however, the only other human case in Canada was in 1928 in Manitoba. The parasite is called Echinococcus multilocularis and it appearance in Alberta has caught the attention of some infectious […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/coyote-tapeworm-alberta-5th-human-case-reported-52110/feed/ 6 A relatively rare tapeworm has popped up in several patients in Alberta, Canada in the past few years, which may not sound like much; however, the only other human case in Canada was in 1928 in Manitoba. The parasite is called Echinococcus multilocular... A relatively rare tapeworm has popped up in several patients in Alberta, Canada in the past few years, which may not sound like much; however, the only other human case in Canada was in 1928 in Manitoba. The parasite is called Echinococcus multilocularis and it appearance in Alberta has caught the attention of some infectious […] Robert Herriman clean 17:59
Health care options: Direct Care http://outbreaknewstoday.com/health-care-options-direct-care-96940/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/health-care-options-direct-care-96940/#comments Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:51:25 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=25577 Who said health care must be expensive and essentially dominated by the US government and insurance companies? Free market options are out there and this sector is growing as the government-insurance cartel crumbles before our eyes. Wichita, Kansas family physician, Dr. Josh Umbehr joined me to talk about his Direct Primary Care Clinic, which is essentially a […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/health-care-options-direct-care-96940/feed/ 1 Who said health care must be expensive and essentially dominated by the US government and insurance companies? Free market options are out there and this sector is growing as the government-insurance cartel crumbles before our eyes. Wichita, Who said health care must be expensive and essentially dominated by the US government and insurance companies? Free market options are out there and this sector is growing as the government-insurance cartel crumbles before our eyes. Wichita, Kansas family physician, Dr. Josh Umbehr joined me to talk about his Direct Primary Care Clinic, which is essentially a […] Robert Herriman clean 24:50
Parasites 101: Ascaris lumbricoides http://outbreaknewstoday.com/parasites-101-ascaris-lumbricoides-78834/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/parasites-101-ascaris-lumbricoides-78834/#respond Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:34:13 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=25524 Parasitology teacher and the author of the book, Parasites: Tales of Humanity’s Most Unwelcome Guests, Rosemary Drisdelle joined me on the episode to discuss the soil-transmitted helminth, the giant intestinal roundworm–Ascaris lumbricoides. Today’s episode will be the first of a series of podcasts I’d like to call Parasites 101, which we’ll try to do on a weekly […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/parasites-101-ascaris-lumbricoides-78834/feed/ 0 Parasitology teacher and the author of the book, Parasites: Tales of Humanity’s Most Unwelcome Guests, Rosemary Drisdelle joined me on the episode to discuss the soil-transmitted helminth, the giant intestinal roundworm–Ascaris lumbricoides. Parasitology teacher and the author of the book, Parasites: Tales of Humanity’s Most Unwelcome Guests, Rosemary Drisdelle joined me on the episode to discuss the soil-transmitted helminth, the giant intestinal roundworm–Ascaris lumbricoides. Today’s episode will be the first of a series of podcasts I’d like to call Parasites 101, which we’ll try to do on a weekly […] Robert Herriman clean 18:29