Outbreak News Interviews http://outbreaknewstoday.com/category/outbreak-news-interviews/ Sun, 23 Sep 2018 13:47:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.12 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 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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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/hospital-bills-enormous-costs-negotiated-insurance-prices-self-pay-patient-92133/feed/ 0 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, 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? […] Robert Herriman clean
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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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/std-contraction-law-explained-58608/feed/ 0 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, 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 […] Robert Herriman clean
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/#respond 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/ 0 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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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/measles-global-surveillance-work-bluedot-44336/feed/ 0 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. 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 […] Robert Herriman clean
Antibiotics: Fluoroquinolone prescribing in the US http://outbreaknewstoday.com/antibiotics-fluoroquinolone-prescribing-us-22378/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/antibiotics-fluoroquinolone-prescribing-us-22378/#respond 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/ 0 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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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/#respond 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/ 0 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/ 5 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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/#respond 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/ 0 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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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/travel-health-topics-dr-duellyn-pandis-32979/feed/ 0 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 i... 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 […] Robert Herriman clean 18:37
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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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/global-virome-project-providing-timely-data-battle-future-pandemics-64685/feed/ 0 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... 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 […] Robert Herriman clean 9:58
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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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-olivias-story-livlyme-foundation-ticktracker-app-74289/feed/ 0 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. 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 […] Robert Herriman clean 14:28
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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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/legionella-conference-2018-approaches-successfully-preventing-spread-legionella-buildings-hospitals-risk-facilities-23218/feed/ 2 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. 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 […] Robert Herriman clean 14:46
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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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lassa-fever-interview-dr-judy-stone-37862/feed/ 0 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. 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 […] Robert Herriman clean 9:53
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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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/fasciola-hepatica-sheep-liver-fluke-50799/feed/ 1 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, 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 […] Robert Herriman clean 11:15
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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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/medical-laboratory-profession-discussion-dr-rodney-rohde-15415/feed/ 0 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 an... 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 […] Robert Herriman clean 46:50
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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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/thoughts-eradicator-smallpox-can-argue-hes-may-saved-lives-single-human-human-history-74149/feed/ 2 “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... “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 […] Robert Herriman clean 2:08
Naegleria fowleri: A personal story http://outbreaknewstoday.com/naegleria-fowleri-personal-story-98114/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/naegleria-fowleri-personal-story-98114/#respond 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/ 0 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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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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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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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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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/bats-white-nose-syndrome-bat-conservation-international-72512/feed/ 0 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, 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 […] Robert Herriman clean 20:01
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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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/dicrocoelium-dendriticum-lancet-liver-fluke-70495/feed/ 0 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 fla... 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 […] Robert Herriman clean 8:58
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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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/antibiotic-resistance-post-antibiotic-era-improving-antibiotic-stewardship-80728/feed/ 0 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. 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, […] Robert Herriman clean 36:34
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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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/paragonimus-look-parasitic-lung-fluke-98720/feed/ 0 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... 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 […] Robert Herriman clean 12:54
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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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/monkeypox-flashback-2003-outbreak-us-91193/feed/ 0 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... 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 […] Robert Herriman clean 10:32
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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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/virus-questions-answered-99437/feed/ 0 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 wi... 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 […] Robert Herriman clean 12:37
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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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/brucella-rb51-pasteurization-risks-consuming-raw-milk-98641/feed/ 0 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, 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 […] Robert Herriman clean 13:56
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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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/japanese-encephalitis-philippines-need-put-vaccine-national-schedule-41420/feed/ 0 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, 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 […] Robert Herriman clean 9:05
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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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/#respond 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/ 0 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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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/ 5 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
A new Lyme disease test: Dr Richard Marconi discusses the GLD Test http://outbreaknewstoday.com/new-lyme-disease-test-dr-richard-marconi-discusses-gld-test-71346/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/new-lyme-disease-test-dr-richard-marconi-discusses-gld-test-71346/#respond Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:15:40 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=25520 One of the main issues with Lyme disease is the testing, or the diagnostics as the current two-tier diagnostic approach can be inaccurate up to fifty percent of the time. Professor in the School of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center and inventor of the Global Lyme Diagnostics platform, Richard Marconi, PhD joined me to […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/new-lyme-disease-test-dr-richard-marconi-discusses-gld-test-71346/feed/ 0 One of the main issues with Lyme disease is the testing, or the diagnostics as the current two-tier diagnostic approach can be inaccurate up to fifty percent of the time. Professor in the School of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical C... One of the main issues with Lyme disease is the testing, or the diagnostics as the current two-tier diagnostic approach can be inaccurate up to fifty percent of the time. Professor in the School of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center and inventor of the Global Lyme Diagnostics platform, Richard Marconi, PhD joined me to […] Robert Herriman clean 11:18
Talking Hepatitis A with Dr Amesh Adalja http://outbreaknewstoday.com/talking-hepatitis-dr-amesh-adalja-95225/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/talking-hepatitis-dr-amesh-adalja-95225/#comments Sun, 23 Jul 2017 10:32:03 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=25452 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says “Hepatitis” means inflammation of the liver. The liver is a vital organ that processes nutrients, filters the blood, and fights infections. When the liver is inflamed or damaged, its function can be affected. Heavy alcohol use, toxins, some medications, and certain medical conditions can cause hepatitis. […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/talking-hepatitis-dr-amesh-adalja-95225/feed/ 2 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says “Hepatitis” means inflammation of the liver. The liver is a vital organ that processes nutrients, filters the blood, and fights infections. When the liver is inflamed or damaged, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says “Hepatitis” means inflammation of the liver. The liver is a vital organ that processes nutrients, filters the blood, and fights infections. When the liver is inflamed or damaged, its function can be affected. Heavy alcohol use, toxins, some medications, and certain medical conditions can cause hepatitis. […] Robert Herriman clean 11:00
Cholera: The disease, the Yemen crisis and the vaccine http://outbreaknewstoday.com/cholera-disease-yemen-crisis-vaccine-41410/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/cholera-disease-yemen-crisis-vaccine-41410/#comments Sat, 22 Jul 2017 16:12:31 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=25449 Since the Haiti cholera outbreak began in October 2010, months after the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake, more than 800,000 cases have been reported, including about 9500 deaths. Although the numbers have decreased dramatically over the years, the island nation still sees thousands of cases annually. Today, cholera outbreaks are reported in Kenya, Nigeria, the DRC , […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/cholera-disease-yemen-crisis-vaccine-41410/feed/ 5 Since the Haiti cholera outbreak began in October 2010, months after the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake, more than 800,000 cases have been reported, including about 9500 deaths. Although the numbers have decreased dramatically over the years, Since the Haiti cholera outbreak began in October 2010, months after the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake, more than 800,000 cases have been reported, including about 9500 deaths. Although the numbers have decreased dramatically over the years, the island nation still sees thousands of cases annually. Today, cholera outbreaks are reported in Kenya, Nigeria, the DRC , […] Robert Herriman clean 14:32
Lyme disease, Stevia and the quest for better treatments http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-stevia-quest-better-treatments-84794/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-stevia-quest-better-treatments-84794/#respond Fri, 21 Jul 2017 01:21:03 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=25414 Lyme disease is a tickborne disease caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi in which antibiotics are the standard treatment. However, this type of treatment is not always effective and relapses occur. Researchers in Connecticut have been studying the use of Stevia for the treatment of Lyme disease as an alternative to routine antibiotics. Professor and Department […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-stevia-quest-better-treatments-84794/feed/ 0 Lyme disease is a tickborne disease caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi in which antibiotics are the standard treatment. However, this type of treatment is not always effective and relapses occur. Researchers in Connecticut have been studying ... Lyme disease is a tickborne disease caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi in which antibiotics are the standard treatment. However, this type of treatment is not always effective and relapses occur. Researchers in Connecticut have been studying the use of Stevia for the treatment of Lyme disease as an alternative to routine antibiotics. Professor and Department […] Robert Herriman clean 9:53
Mumps: Why it’s seen a resurgence http://outbreaknewstoday.com/mumps-seen-resurgence-30852/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/mumps-seen-resurgence-30852/#comments Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:48:43 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=25372 Visiting Scientist at the University of Guelph, Jason “The Germ Guy” Tetro, joined me to discuss mumps and the reasons it has made a comeback. Jason gives a thorough talk on mumps and talks about why mumps has seen a resurgence, as he explains in his recent article in Huffington Post Canada, “The trouble wasn’t due to the vaccine. […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/mumps-seen-resurgence-30852/feed/ 1 Visiting Scientist at the University of Guelph, Jason “The Germ Guy” Tetro, joined me to discuss mumps and the reasons it has made a comeback. Jason gives a thorough talk on mumps and talks about why mumps has seen a resurgence, Visiting Scientist at the University of Guelph, Jason “The Germ Guy” Tetro, joined me to discuss mumps and the reasons it has made a comeback. Jason gives a thorough talk on mumps and talks about why mumps has seen a resurgence, as he explains in his recent article in Huffington Post Canada, “The trouble wasn’t due to the vaccine. […] Robert Herriman clean 19:28
Gain-of-function experiments http://outbreaknewstoday.com/gain-function-experiments-88411/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/gain-function-experiments-88411/#respond Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:43:07 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=25348 In this Aug. 2013 interview following a correspondence published in the journal, Nature, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University and founder of Virology Blog, Vincent Racaniello, PhD explains what gain-of function experiments are and went on to make his case of why he was for doing it. I also introduced some of the arguments against performing these experiments […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/gain-function-experiments-88411/feed/ 0 In this Aug. 2013 interview following a correspondence published in the journal, Nature, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University and founder of Virology Blog, Vincent Racaniello, PhD explains what gain-of function experiments ar... In this Aug. 2013 interview following a correspondence published in the journal, Nature, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University and founder of Virology Blog, Vincent Racaniello, PhD explains what gain-of function experiments are and went on to make his case of why he was for doing it. I also introduced some of the arguments against performing these experiments […] Robert Herriman clean 9:02
Influenza: What is the H and what is the N? http://outbreaknewstoday.com/influenza-h-n-96661/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/influenza-h-n-96661/#comments Sun, 16 Jul 2017 12:15:43 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=25318 H1N1, H7N9, H5N1–we hear this “alphanumeric” description of various influenza, or flu viruses all the time. In this short clip from an older interview, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University and founder of Virology Blog, Vincent Racaniello, PhD explains more about the Hemagglutinin (HA) and neuraminidase (NA).                   […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/influenza-h-n-96661/feed/ 1 H1N1, H7N9, H5N1–we hear this “alphanumeric” description of various influenza, or flu viruses all the time. In this short clip from an older interview, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University and founder of Virology Blog, H1N1, H7N9, H5N1–we hear this “alphanumeric” description of various influenza, or flu viruses all the time. In this short clip from an older interview, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University and founder of Virology Blog, Vincent Racaniello, PhD explains more about the Hemagglutinin (HA) and neuraminidase (NA).                   […] Robert Herriman clean 3:11
Hotez measles prediction: ‘Something awful is happening in Texas’ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/hotez-measles-prediction-something-awful-happening-texas-24449/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/hotez-measles-prediction-something-awful-happening-texas-24449/#comments Sat, 15 Jul 2017 16:15:45 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=25306 The Dean for the National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Dr Peter Hotez is concerned about measles in his state of Texas, so much that he is raising the alarm by predicting a measles outbreak could happen as early as the winter or spring of 2018. In an article published in PLoS Medicine last fall, Hotez […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/hotez-measles-prediction-something-awful-happening-texas-24449/feed/ 26 The Dean for the National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Dr Peter Hotez is concerned about measles in his state of Texas, so much that he is raising the alarm by predicting a measles outbreak could happen as early as the winte... The Dean for the National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Dr Peter Hotez is concerned about measles in his state of Texas, so much that he is raising the alarm by predicting a measles outbreak could happen as early as the winter or spring of 2018. In an article published in PLoS Medicine last fall, Hotez […] Robert Herriman clean 10:12
Breast cancer Q & A with Dr J. Leonard Lichtenfeld http://outbreaknewstoday.com/breast-cancer-q-a-with-dr-j-leonard-lichtenfeld-23487/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/breast-cancer-q-a-with-dr-j-leonard-lichtenfeld-23487/#comments Fri, 14 Jul 2017 22:44:18 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=25280 According to an American Cancer Society annual report, in 2017 there will be an estimated 1.7 million new cancer cases diagnosed and more than 600,000 cancer deaths in the US. Of this total, a quarter million breast cancer diagnoses and 40,000 deaths are estimated in US women in 2017–the most common cancer reported in women, […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/breast-cancer-q-a-with-dr-j-leonard-lichtenfeld-23487/feed/ 1 According to an American Cancer Society annual report, in 2017 there will be an estimated 1.7 million new cancer cases diagnosed and more than 600,000 cancer deaths in the US. Of this total, a quarter million breast cancer diagnoses and 40, According to an American Cancer Society annual report, in 2017 there will be an estimated 1.7 million new cancer cases diagnosed and more than 600,000 cancer deaths in the US. Of this total, a quarter million breast cancer diagnoses and 40,000 deaths are estimated in US women in 2017–the most common cancer reported in women, […] Robert Herriman clean 21:25
Vaccines: How they work and some common misconceptions http://outbreaknewstoday.com/vaccines-work-common-misconceptions-68761/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/vaccines-work-common-misconceptions-68761/#comments Wed, 12 Jul 2017 10:52:31 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=25228 There is likely no bigger accomplishment in medicine and public health that has saved so many lives and prevented so much misery over the decades as the introduction of vaccines. In the U.S. alone,  between 1963 and 2015 nearly 200 million cases of polio, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, adenovirus, rabies and hepatitis A — and […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/vaccines-work-common-misconceptions-68761/feed/ 9 There is likely no bigger accomplishment in medicine and public health that has saved so many lives and prevented so much misery over the decades as the introduction of vaccines. In the U.S. alone,  between 1963 and 2015 nearly 200 million cases of pol... There is likely no bigger accomplishment in medicine and public health that has saved so many lives and prevented so much misery over the decades as the introduction of vaccines. In the U.S. alone,  between 1963 and 2015 nearly 200 million cases of polio, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, adenovirus, rabies and hepatitis A — and […] Robert Herriman clean 14:51
July is International Group B Strep Awareness Month http://outbreaknewstoday.com/july-is-international-group-b-strep-awareness-month-21478/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/july-is-international-group-b-strep-awareness-month-21478/#comments Mon, 10 Jul 2017 22:46:56 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=25201 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), group B strep is the leading cause of sepsis and meningitis in a newborn’s first week of life. July is International Group B strep awareness month and retired obstetrician and infectious disease specialist, Dr James A McGregor joined me to discuss a variety of topics related to […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/july-is-international-group-b-strep-awareness-month-21478/feed/ 1 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), group B strep is the leading cause of sepsis and meningitis in a newborn’s first week of life. July is International Group B strep awareness month and retired obstetrician and infectiou... According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), group B strep is the leading cause of sepsis and meningitis in a newborn’s first week of life. July is International Group B strep awareness month and retired obstetrician and infectious disease specialist, Dr James A McGregor joined me to discuss a variety of topics related to […] Robert Herriman clean 25:41
Legionnaires’ disease and Legionella, Part Two http://outbreaknewstoday.com/legionnaires-disease-legionella-part-two-83183/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/legionnaires-disease-legionella-part-two-83183/#respond Mon, 10 Jul 2017 10:15:27 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=25185 Scientist and engineer, Sarah Ferrari, who is a member of the Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease, a coalition of subject matter experts and stakeholders formed to promote best practices on Legionnaires’ Disease prevention joined me in the second part of this interview on Legionnaires’ disease and Legionella. LISTEN: Legionnaires’ disease and Legionella, Part One Related:  Graceland […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/legionnaires-disease-legionella-part-two-83183/feed/ 0 Scientist and engineer, Sarah Ferrari, who is a member of the Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease, a coalition of subject matter experts and stakeholders formed to promote best practices on Legionnaires’ Disease prevention joined me in the second... Scientist and engineer, Sarah Ferrari, who is a member of the Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease, a coalition of subject matter experts and stakeholders formed to promote best practices on Legionnaires’ Disease prevention joined me in the second part of this interview on Legionnaires’ disease and Legionella. LISTEN: Legionnaires’ disease and Legionella, Part One Related:  Graceland […] Robert Herriman clean 16:38
Legionnaires’ disease and Legionella, Part One http://outbreaknewstoday.com/legionnaires-disease-legionella-part-one-25153/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/legionnaires-disease-legionella-part-one-25153/#respond Sun, 09 Jul 2017 13:45:12 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=25172 Legionnaires’ disease is caused by the bacterium, Legionella. The bacterium was named after an outbreak in 1976, when many people who went to a Philadelphia convention of the American Legion got sick with pneumonia. In the United States, approximately 5,000 cases of Legionnaires’ disease are reported annually. However, Legionnaires’ disease is likely underdiagnosed and the true […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/legionnaires-disease-legionella-part-one-25153/feed/ 0 Legionnaires’ disease is caused by the bacterium, Legionella. The bacterium was named after an outbreak in 1976, when many people who went to a Philadelphia convention of the American Legion got sick with pneumonia. In the United States, Legionnaires’ disease is caused by the bacterium, Legionella. The bacterium was named after an outbreak in 1976, when many people who went to a Philadelphia convention of the American Legion got sick with pneumonia. In the United States, approximately 5,000 cases of Legionnaires’ disease are reported annually. However, Legionnaires’ disease is likely underdiagnosed and the true […] Robert Herriman clean 18:11
Lyme disease: Borrelia biofilm in the body demonstrated http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-borrelia-biofilm-body-demonstrated-88238/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-borrelia-biofilm-body-demonstrated-88238/#comments Sat, 08 Jul 2017 14:29:06 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=25157 An article published last year in the European Journal of Microbiology and Immunology, an international, peer-reviewed online journal, was the first to demonstrate the presence of Borrelia biofilm in human infected skin tissues making the spirochete resistant to treatment as the allows it to “hide out” from antibiotics. Study lead author and Professor and Department Chair at the Department […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-borrelia-biofilm-body-demonstrated-88238/feed/ 1 An article published last year in the European Journal of Microbiology and Immunology, an international, peer-reviewed online journal, was the first to demonstrate the presence of Borrelia biofilm in human infected skin tissues making the spirochete re... An article published last year in the European Journal of Microbiology and Immunology, an international, peer-reviewed online journal, was the first to demonstrate the presence of Borrelia biofilm in human infected skin tissues making the spirochete resistant to treatment as the allows it to “hide out” from antibiotics. Study lead author and Professor and Department Chair at the Department […] Robert Herriman clean 7:30
Multiple recurring C. diff infections rising: An interview with Dr James Lewis http://outbreaknewstoday.com/multiple-recurring-c-diff-infections-rising-interview-dr-james-lewis-85696/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/multiple-recurring-c-diff-infections-rising-interview-dr-james-lewis-85696/#comments Fri, 07 Jul 2017 15:11:34 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=25131 Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have found evidence that the most difficult C. difficile cases, known as multiple recurring C. difficile infections (mrCDI), are rapidly becoming more common. This is documented in a recent study published in the journal, Annals of Internal Medicine. Lead author and Professor of Medicine in the Gastroenterology Division […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/multiple-recurring-c-diff-infections-rising-interview-dr-james-lewis-85696/feed/ 1 Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have found evidence that the most difficult C. difficile cases, known as multiple recurring C. difficile infections (mrCDI), are rapidly becoming more common. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have found evidence that the most difficult C. difficile cases, known as multiple recurring C. difficile infections (mrCDI), are rapidly becoming more common. This is documented in a recent study published in the journal, Annals of Internal Medicine. Lead author and Professor of Medicine in the Gastroenterology Division […] Robert Herriman clean 12:06
Lyme disease: The Borrelia mayonii discovery http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-the-borrelia-mayonii-discovery-36354/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-the-borrelia-mayonii-discovery-36354/#respond Thu, 06 Jul 2017 11:34:54 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=25109 A recent study published in the Entomological Society of America’s Journal of Medical Entomology  demonstrates the duration of attachment of a single nymphal blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis) needed for the tick to be likely to transmit the bacterial species Borrelia mayonii, identified in 2016, is 48 hours or more, according to the study. By 72 hours, however, likelihood […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-disease-the-borrelia-mayonii-discovery-36354/feed/ 0 A recent study published in the Entomological Society of America’s Journal of Medical Entomology  demonstrates the duration of attachment of a single nymphal blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis) needed for the tick to be likely to transmit the bacteria... A recent study published in the Entomological Society of America’s Journal of Medical Entomology  demonstrates the duration of attachment of a single nymphal blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis) needed for the tick to be likely to transmit the bacterial species Borrelia mayonii, identified in 2016, is 48 hours or more, according to the study. By 72 hours, however, likelihood […] Robert Herriman clean 11:51
23andMe: USF professor warns of privacy risks http://outbreaknewstoday.com/23andme-usf-professor-warns-privacy-risks-72039/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/23andme-usf-professor-warns-privacy-risks-72039/#respond Wed, 05 Jul 2017 19:09:03 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=25088 23andMe is a popular company that offers genomic analysis for customers using a saliva sample. They offer ancestry testing and health and ancestry testing for 100-200 dollars. My guest for this show, health law professor at the University of South Florida College of Public Health, Katherine Drabiak, JD warns in a new article,  “Caveat Emptor: How the Intersection of […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/23andme-usf-professor-warns-privacy-risks-72039/feed/ 0 23andMe is a popular company that offers genomic analysis for customers using a saliva sample. They offer ancestry testing and health and ancestry testing for 100-200 dollars. My guest for this show, health law professor at the University of South Flor... 23andMe is a popular company that offers genomic analysis for customers using a saliva sample. They offer ancestry testing and health and ancestry testing for 100-200 dollars. My guest for this show, health law professor at the University of South Florida College of Public Health, Katherine Drabiak, JD warns in a new article,  “Caveat Emptor: How the Intersection of […] Robert Herriman clean 16:30
Everything you wanted to know about rabies http://outbreaknewstoday.com/everything-wanted-know-rabies-41300/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/everything-wanted-know-rabies-41300/#comments Tue, 04 Jul 2017 11:20:52 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=25070 Rabies is among the deadliest communicable diseases in the world with a case-fatality rate of ~100% with out post exposure treatment and vaccination. People usually get rabies from the bite of a rabid animal. It is also possible, but quite rare, that people may get rabies if infectious material from a rabid animal, such as saliva, […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/everything-wanted-know-rabies-41300/feed/ 5 Rabies is among the deadliest communicable diseases in the world with a case-fatality rate of ~100% with out post exposure treatment and vaccination. People usually get rabies from the bite of a rabid animal. It is also possible, but quite rare, Rabies is among the deadliest communicable diseases in the world with a case-fatality rate of ~100% with out post exposure treatment and vaccination. People usually get rabies from the bite of a rabid animal. It is also possible, but quite rare, that people may get rabies if infectious material from a rabid animal, such as saliva, […] Robert Herriman clean 44:07
Powassan virus: The spread is inevitable http://outbreaknewstoday.com/powassan-virus-spread-inevitable-50235/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/powassan-virus-spread-inevitable-50235/#comments Mon, 03 Jul 2017 00:31:57 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=25047 Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health, Durland Fish, PhD joined me to discuss the tickborne virus, Powassan. Dr. Fish talked about the history of Powassan, signs and symptoms, geography and some additional thoughts he had on the serious viral disease. Related:  Lyme advocate discusses CDC MMWR Chronic Lyme article Dr Sheila […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/powassan-virus-spread-inevitable-50235/feed/ 2 Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health, Durland Fish, PhD joined me to discuss the tickborne virus, Powassan. Dr. Fish talked about the history of Powassan, signs and symptoms, Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health, Durland Fish, PhD joined me to discuss the tickborne virus, Powassan. Dr. Fish talked about the history of Powassan, signs and symptoms, geography and some additional thoughts he had on the serious viral disease. Related:  Lyme advocate discusses CDC MMWR Chronic Lyme article Dr Sheila […] Robert Herriman clean 15:54
Raccoon roundworm: The rare and potentially lethal zoonosis http://outbreaknewstoday.com/raccoon-roundworm-rare-potentially-lethal-zoonosis-41067/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/raccoon-roundworm-rare-potentially-lethal-zoonosis-41067/#respond Sat, 01 Jul 2017 18:11:51 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=25022 Baylisascaris procyonis is a roundworm found in the small intestines of raccoons. Humans get infected, albeit rarely (30-something cases have been reported; however, it is probably more common than documented), by accidentally ingesting eggs from the environment, from raccoon feces, contaminated water or fomites. The three most common disease manifestations of Baylisascaris are larval migrations through […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/raccoon-roundworm-rare-potentially-lethal-zoonosis-41067/feed/ 0 Baylisascaris procyonis is a roundworm found in the small intestines of raccoons. Humans get infected, albeit rarely (30-something cases have been reported; however, it is probably more common than documented), Baylisascaris procyonis is a roundworm found in the small intestines of raccoons. Humans get infected, albeit rarely (30-something cases have been reported; however, it is probably more common than documented), by accidentally ingesting eggs from the environment, from raccoon feces, contaminated water or fomites. The three most common disease manifestations of Baylisascaris are larval migrations through […] Robert Herriman clean 47:48
Antibiotics: Skin infections and the FDA approval of Baxdela http://outbreaknewstoday.com/antibiotics-skin-infections-fda-approval-baxdela-56077/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/antibiotics-skin-infections-fda-approval-baxdela-56077/#respond Sat, 01 Jul 2017 01:08:59 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=25001 The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new antibiotic into the arsenal for treating serious acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI). Its called delafloxacin and goes by the trade name, Baxdela and its manufactured by Melinta Therapeutics. Assistant Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, James  McKinnell, M.D. joined me […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/antibiotics-skin-infections-fda-approval-baxdela-56077/feed/ 0 The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new antibiotic into the arsenal for treating serious acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI). Its called delafloxacin and goes by the trade name, The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new antibiotic into the arsenal for treating serious acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI). Its called delafloxacin and goes by the trade name, Baxdela and its manufactured by Melinta Therapeutics. Assistant Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, James  McKinnell, M.D. joined me […] Robert Herriman clean 8:18
Lyme: Q & A with Paul Auwaerter, MD http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-q-a-with-paul-auwaerter-md-29659/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-q-a-with-paul-auwaerter-md-29659/#comments Fri, 30 Jun 2017 09:48:30 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=24980 Lyme disease expert, Clinical Director for the Division of Infectious Diseases and Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Paul Auwaerter joined me to answer questions about Lyme disease diagnostic testing, treatment, chronic Lyme disease and Lyme literate physicians. Related:  Lyme advocate discusses CDC MMWR Chronic Lyme article Lyme Madness author, Lori Dennis, for the full […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-q-a-with-paul-auwaerter-md-29659/feed/ 1 Lyme disease expert, Clinical Director for the Division of Infectious Diseases and Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Paul Auwaerter joined me to answer questions about Lyme disease diagnostic testing, treatment, Lyme disease expert, Clinical Director for the Division of Infectious Diseases and Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Paul Auwaerter joined me to answer questions about Lyme disease diagnostic testing, treatment, chronic Lyme disease and Lyme literate physicians. Related:  Lyme advocate discusses CDC MMWR Chronic Lyme article Lyme Madness author, Lori Dennis, for the full […] Robert Herriman clean 37:45
The ABCs of melanoma http://outbreaknewstoday.com/the-abcs-of-melanoma-14805/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/the-abcs-of-melanoma-14805/#respond Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:14:12 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=24959 Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States and melanoma is the most dangerous type. In fact, Melanoma kills an estimated more than 10,000 people in the US annually. Board-certified dermatologist and founder of Forman Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute in Tampa, Seth Forman, MD joined me for a discussion on the […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/the-abcs-of-melanoma-14805/feed/ 0 Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States and melanoma is the most dangerous type. In fact, Melanoma kills an estimated more than 10,000 people in the US annually. Board-certified dermatologist and founder of Forman Dermatology... Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States and melanoma is the most dangerous type. In fact, Melanoma kills an estimated more than 10,000 people in the US annually. Board-certified dermatologist and founder of Forman Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute in Tampa, Seth Forman, MD joined me for a discussion on the […] Robert Herriman clean 9:34
A look at the neglected tropical disease, Chagas disease http://outbreaknewstoday.com/look-neglected-tropical-disease-chagas-disease-69827/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/look-neglected-tropical-disease-chagas-disease-69827/#comments Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:32:59 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=24957 The parasitic infection, Chagas disease, was first discovered in 1909 by Brazilian physician Carlos Chagas. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated more than 10,000 people die every year from clinical manifestations of Chagas disease, and more than 25 million people risk acquiring the disease. It is caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, and the disease is […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/look-neglected-tropical-disease-chagas-disease-69827/feed/ 1 The parasitic infection, Chagas disease, was first discovered in 1909 by Brazilian physician Carlos Chagas. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated more than 10,000 people die every year from clinical manifestations of Chagas disease, The parasitic infection, Chagas disease, was first discovered in 1909 by Brazilian physician Carlos Chagas. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated more than 10,000 people die every year from clinical manifestations of Chagas disease, and more than 25 million people risk acquiring the disease. It is caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, and the disease is […] Robert Herriman clean 20:27
Hantavirus: An interview with Dr Paul Ettestad http://outbreaknewstoday.com/hantavirus-interview-dr-paul-ettestad-46115/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/hantavirus-interview-dr-paul-ettestad-46115/#respond Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:02:18 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=24930 Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) is a severe, sometimes fatal, respiratory disease in humans caused by infection with a hantavirus. Since 1993, some 700 cases of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome have been reported in the United States, with 36 percent resulting in death. State Public Health Veterinarian for the New Mexico Department of Health, Dr. Paul Ettestad joined me […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/hantavirus-interview-dr-paul-ettestad-46115/feed/ 0 Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) is a severe, sometimes fatal, respiratory disease in humans caused by infection with a hantavirus. Since 1993, some 700 cases of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome have been reported in the United States, Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) is a severe, sometimes fatal, respiratory disease in humans caused by infection with a hantavirus. Since 1993, some 700 cases of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome have been reported in the United States, with 36 percent resulting in death. State Public Health Veterinarian for the New Mexico Department of Health, Dr. Paul Ettestad joined me […] Robert Herriman clean 10:32
Psoriasis: Oral treatment clinical trials http://outbreaknewstoday.com/psoriasis-oral-treatment-clinical-trials-44546/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/psoriasis-oral-treatment-clinical-trials-44546/#respond Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:38:40 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=24905 Tampa, FL-based dermatologist and founder of Forman Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute, Seth Forman, MD joined me on the show to talk about the autoimmune condition, psoriasis. Dr. Forman discussed the types of psoriasis, the symptoms, triggers and diagnosis of of the condition. He also went over the several treatment options available. In addition, Forman talked […]

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Blastocystis: The latest research and developments http://outbreaknewstoday.com/blastocystis-latest-research-developments-34681/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/blastocystis-latest-research-developments-34681/#respond Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:21:13 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=24886 In 2010, I did an email interview with Blastocystis Research Foundation (BRF) director, Ken Boorom on the parasite Blastocystis hominis and the work done by the BRF. Several years after that, I did an audio interview with Ken to catch up o the latest research and developments concerning the protozoan parasite that afflicts so many.     […]

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Lyme advocate discusses CDC MMWR Chronic Lyme article http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-advocate-discusses-cdc-mmwr-chronic-lyme-article-58978/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-advocate-discusses-cdc-mmwr-chronic-lyme-article-58978/#comments Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:34:41 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=24847 Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published an article in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) titled “Serious Bacterial Infections Acquired During Treatment of Patients Given a Diagnosis of Chronic Lyme Disease — United States” This article received a lot of attention in the media. However, not everyone was thrilled with […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lyme-advocate-discusses-cdc-mmwr-chronic-lyme-article-58978/feed/ 6 Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published an article in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) titled “Serious Bacterial Infections Acquired During Treatment of Patients Given a Diagnosis of Chronic Lyme Diseas... Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published an article in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) titled “Serious Bacterial Infections Acquired During Treatment of Patients Given a Diagnosis of Chronic Lyme Disease — United States” This article received a lot of attention in the media. However, not everyone was thrilled with […] Robert Herriman clean 41:51
Hansen’s Disease, or leprosy in the US http://outbreaknewstoday.com/hansens-disease-leprosy-us-58805/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/hansens-disease-leprosy-us-58805/#respond Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:18:59 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=24792 Hansen’s disease, formerly known as leprosy, is caused by the Mycobacterium leprae (M. leprae ) bacteria. The infection has also been identified in nine-banded armadillos. Approximately 95 percent of people are resistant to infection; people who develop clinical illness can experience a wide range of clinical manifestations, but typically develop infections involving the skin, peripheral nerves […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/hansens-disease-leprosy-us-58805/feed/ 0 Hansen’s disease, formerly known as leprosy, is caused by the Mycobacterium leprae (M. leprae ) bacteria. The infection has also been identified in nine-banded armadillos. Approximately 95 percent of people are resistant to infection; people who develo... Hansen’s disease, formerly known as leprosy, is caused by the Mycobacterium leprae (M. leprae ) bacteria. The infection has also been identified in nine-banded armadillos. Approximately 95 percent of people are resistant to infection; people who develop clinical illness can experience a wide range of clinical manifestations, but typically develop infections involving the skin, peripheral nerves […] Robert Herriman clean 14:39
DDT: An interview with Dr Jane Orient http://outbreaknewstoday.com/ddt-interview-dr-jane-orient-42536/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/ddt-interview-dr-jane-orient-42536/#respond Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:00:09 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=24790 In the opinion of many, DDT is up there with vaccinations, antibiotics and sanitation as the most important public health measures ever. Internist and President of Doctors for Disaster Preparedness, Jane Orient, MD joined for me for an interview on the history of DDT, the incredible effectiveness and lives saved, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring and […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/ddt-interview-dr-jane-orient-42536/feed/ 0 In the opinion of many, DDT is up there with vaccinations, antibiotics and sanitation as the most important public health measures ever. Internist and President of Doctors for Disaster Preparedness, Jane Orient, In the opinion of many, DDT is up there with vaccinations, antibiotics and sanitation as the most important public health measures ever. Internist and President of Doctors for Disaster Preparedness, Jane Orient, MD joined for me for an interview on the history of DDT, the incredible effectiveness and lives saved, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring and […] Robert Herriman clean 20:02
Bioterrorism http://outbreaknewstoday.com/bioterrorism-38056/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/bioterrorism-38056/#respond Sun, 18 Jun 2017 23:42:36 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=24726 Professor at Laboure College in Milton, MA and biodefense and bioterrorism researcher, Lawrence Roberge PhD joined me to discuss a number of topics in the area of bioterrorism such as a review of the history, some of the agents and much, much more.                   Related: Rhodesia’s top secret use […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/bioterrorism-38056/feed/ 0 Professor at Laboure College in Milton, MA and biodefense and bioterrorism researcher, Lawrence Roberge PhD joined me to discuss a number of topics in the area of bioterrorism such as a review of the history, some of the agents and much, much more. Professor at Laboure College in Milton, MA and biodefense and bioterrorism researcher, Lawrence Roberge PhD joined me to discuss a number of topics in the area of bioterrorism such as a review of the history, some of the agents and much, much more.                   Related: Rhodesia’s top secret use […] Robert Herriman clean 43:11
Rhodesia’s top secret use of chemical and biological weapons: An interview with Dr Glenn Cross http://outbreaknewstoday.com/rhodesias-top-secret-use-chemical-biological-weapons-interview-dr-glenn-cross-32381/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/rhodesias-top-secret-use-chemical-biological-weapons-interview-dr-glenn-cross-32381/#comments Sat, 17 Jun 2017 01:25:29 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=24657 Author of the new book, Dirty War: Rhodesia and Chemical Biological Warfare 1975-1980, Glenn Cross, PhD joined me to discuss the book, give some history on the government’s long counterinsurgency against native African nationalists and the top secret use of chemical and biological weapons (CBW). Check out Dirty War below:                   […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/rhodesias-top-secret-use-chemical-biological-weapons-interview-dr-glenn-cross-32381/feed/ 1 Author of the new book, Dirty War: Rhodesia and Chemical Biological Warfare 1975-1980, Glenn Cross, PhD joined me to discuss the book, give some history on the government’s long counterinsurgency against native African nationalists and the top secret u... Author of the new book, Dirty War: Rhodesia and Chemical Biological Warfare 1975-1980, Glenn Cross, PhD joined me to discuss the book, give some history on the government’s long counterinsurgency against native African nationalists and the top secret use of chemical and biological weapons (CBW). Check out Dirty War below:                   […] Robert Herriman clean 24:39
Ringworm: Is it a worm? No, it’s a fungus among us http://outbreaknewstoday.com/ringworm-worm-no-fungus-among-us-85560/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/ringworm-worm-no-fungus-among-us-85560/#respond Sat, 17 Jun 2017 00:45:58 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=24652 Ringworm. Is it a worm at all? No, in fact it is a fungus and a pretty common one at that. Dermatophyte, or tinea infections can affect the skin on almost any area of the body, such as the scalp, legs, arms, feet, groin, and nails. Board-certified dermatologist and founder of the Forman Dermatology and Skin Cancer […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/ringworm-worm-no-fungus-among-us-85560/feed/ 0 Ringworm. Is it a worm at all? No, in fact it is a fungus and a pretty common one at that. Dermatophyte, or tinea infections can affect the skin on almost any area of the body, such as the scalp, legs, arms, feet, groin, and nails. Ringworm. Is it a worm at all? No, in fact it is a fungus and a pretty common one at that. Dermatophyte, or tinea infections can affect the skin on almost any area of the body, such as the scalp, legs, arms, feet, groin, and nails. Board-certified dermatologist and founder of the Forman Dermatology and Skin Cancer […] Robert Herriman clean 15:58
Dog flu 101: An interview with Dr Cynda Crawford http://outbreaknewstoday.com/dog-flu-101-interview-dr-cynda-crawford-11826/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/dog-flu-101-interview-dr-cynda-crawford-11826/#respond Fri, 16 Jun 2017 10:27:11 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=24642 Maddie’s® Clinical Assistant Professor of Shelter Medicine at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, Cynda Crawford, DVM, PhD joined me for a discussion on the ABC’s of canine influenza, or “dog flu”.               Related: Rabies: A comprehensive interview with Pamela Wilson Baylisascaris procyonis-the raccoon roundworm Bioterrorism: A history, […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/dog-flu-101-interview-dr-cynda-crawford-11826/feed/ 0 Maddie’s® Clinical Assistant Professor of Shelter Medicine at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, Cynda Crawford, DVM, PhD joined me for a discussion on the ABC’s of canine influenza, or “dog flu”. Maddie’s® Clinical Assistant Professor of Shelter Medicine at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, Cynda Crawford, DVM, PhD joined me for a discussion on the ABC’s of canine influenza, or “dog flu”.               Related: Rabies: A comprehensive interview with Pamela Wilson Baylisascaris procyonis-the raccoon roundworm Bioterrorism: A history, […] Robert Herriman clean 19:43
Anthrax: An interview with Dr Buddy Faries http://outbreaknewstoday.com/anthrax-an-interview-with-dr-buddy-faries-77623/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/anthrax-an-interview-with-dr-buddy-faries-77623/#respond Wed, 14 Jun 2017 22:17:56 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=24605 Dr Floron (Buddy) C. Faries, Professor & Extension Veterinarian, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and with the National Center for Foreign Animal & Zoonotic Disease Defense, joined Robert Herriman for a thorough look at anthrax for a 2013 interview.                               Related:  […]

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Chikungunya: An interview with Dr Roger Nasci http://outbreaknewstoday.com/chikungunya-interview-dr-roger-nasci-93113/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/chikungunya-interview-dr-roger-nasci-93113/#respond Tue, 13 Jun 2017 23:20:20 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=24583 Roger S. Nasci, PhD, Chief of the Arboviral Diseases Branch in the Division of Vector-Borne diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention joined me to discuss Chikungunya in late 2013, soon after the first locally transmitted cases were reported in the Americas. Related:  Chikungunya: Florida reports first locally acquired cases in the US […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/chikungunya-interview-dr-roger-nasci-93113/feed/ 0 Roger S. Nasci, PhD, Chief of the Arboviral Diseases Branch in the Division of Vector-Borne diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention joined me to discuss Chikungunya in late 2013, soon after the first locally transmitted cases were re... Roger S. Nasci, PhD, Chief of the Arboviral Diseases Branch in the Division of Vector-Borne diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention joined me to discuss Chikungunya in late 2013, soon after the first locally transmitted cases were reported in the Americas. Related:  Chikungunya: Florida reports first locally acquired cases in the US […] Robert Herriman clean 12:58
Naegleria fowleri: An interview with Dr Jennifer Cope http://outbreaknewstoday.com/naegleria-fowleri-an-interview-with-dr-jennifer-cope-38988/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/naegleria-fowleri-an-interview-with-dr-jennifer-cope-38988/#respond Mon, 12 Jun 2017 20:01:12 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=24538 Here is another oldie but goodie interview. Medical epidemiologist and infectious disease physician with the Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch in the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Jennifer Cope, MD, MPH, joined me for an interview about the “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri during the summer of 2013. Related: Kansas reports Naegleria fowleri death in […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/naegleria-fowleri-an-interview-with-dr-jennifer-cope-38988/feed/ 0 Here is another oldie but goodie interview. Medical epidemiologist and infectious disease physician with the Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch in the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Jennifer Cope, MD, MPH, Here is another oldie but goodie interview. Medical epidemiologist and infectious disease physician with the Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch in the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Jennifer Cope, MD, MPH, joined me for an interview about the “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri during the summer of 2013. Related: Kansas reports Naegleria fowleri death in […] Robert Herriman clean 10:04
Plague: An interview with Dr. Paul Ettestad http://outbreaknewstoday.com/plague-an-interview-with-dr-paul-ettestad-25364/ http://outbreaknewstoday.com/plague-an-interview-with-dr-paul-ettestad-25364/#respond Mon, 12 Jun 2017 19:02:11 +0000 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/?p=24530 New Mexico reported their first human case of plague last week in a Santa Fe County man. Back in October 2013, I did an interview with New Mexico State Public Health Veterinarian, Paul Ettestad, DVM, MS about the plague after several human cases were reported. Dr Ettestad gave a thorough talk on various aspects of […]

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/plague-an-interview-with-dr-paul-ettestad-25364/feed/ 0 New Mexico reported their first human case of plague last week in a Santa Fe County man. Back in October 2013, I did an interview with New Mexico State Public Health Veterinarian, Paul Ettestad, DVM, MS about the plague after several human cases were r... New Mexico reported their first human case of plague last week in a Santa Fe County man. Back in October 2013, I did an interview with New Mexico State Public Health Veterinarian, Paul Ettestad, DVM, MS about the plague after several human cases were reported. Dr Ettestad gave a thorough talk on various aspects of […] Robert Herriman clean 12:51