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...

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...

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....

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...