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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...