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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...