Mumps has seen a resurgence in Canada as well as here in the United States. Outbreak have been reported in Toronto, Manitoba and Alberta to date. Visiting Scientist at the University of Guelph, Jason...

On the Sunday airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio show, I was joined by two special guests discussing two important topics. In the first half, I look at the rare condition, usually brought on...

Clostridium difficile is the No. 1 hospital-acquired infection in the United States and leads to 29,000 deaths each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The illness most...

Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) is a rare, serious disorder of your skin and mucous membranes. The NIH says SJS affects 1 to 2 per million people each year. It’s usually a reaction to a medication...

Leonard Hayflick was described to me by Professor S. Jay Olshansky of the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, in an email as a “living legend in the infectious disease world”....

I was joined by biodefense and bioterrorism researcher and Professor at Laboure College in Milton, MA, Lawrence Roberge PhD for an interview on the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, to discuss the...

On the Sunday, Feb. 26 airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, I take a look at two diverse issues on the infectious disease news scene. In the first half, I take a look at the New Republic article...

Professor Emeritus of Veterinary Parasitology at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, Kevin Kazacos, DVM, PhD joined me for the whole hour to talk about this little known, but very dangerous...

Also known as the raccoon roundworm, Baylisascaris procyonis is the most common and widespread cause of clinical larva migrans in animals. It is a ubiquitous roundworm infection of raccoons (Procyon lotor)...

Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Global Health at the University of Washington and recognized expert in Tropical medicine, Christopher Sanford, MD joined me on the Outbreak News This Week Radio...