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In this video, I adapt a chapter from Robert Desowitz’s book, New Guinea Tapeworms and Jewish Grandmothers to tell the story of the fish tapeworm, Diphyllobothrium latum in these women when they...

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It’s Cyclospora season in the United States as evidenced by an increasing number of outbreaks and clusters reported in recent weeks. In this video, I look at some publicized outbreaks and the work...

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Bolivia is investigating an outbreak of hemorrhagic fever, which based on preliminary lab testing indicate the Arenavirus, Chapare virus. In this video, I look at the current situation, the transmission,...

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This week, Philippines Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III declared a National Dengue Alert. The latest numbers show 115,986 cases of dengue, including 491 deaths, many children. In this video, I look...

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Today, the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Ministry of Health reported the first Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) case in the city of some 1 million people, the capital of North Kivu, Goma. I take a...

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Get Going Travel Insurance in the UK recently put out a post concerning the top riskiest nations concerning infectious disease when traveling. In this video, I go over the top 5, according to Get Going,...

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In January, the World Health Organization included dengue in it’s 10 treats to global health in 2019. And during the first six months, we have seen some significant increases in dengue in the Americas...

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An Australian man died in December from a serious Salmonella infection, some say was contracted by eating a gecko on a dare at a Christmas Party. This is not the first time someone either got very sick...

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The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) recently reported their first case of Candida auris (C. auris) infection. In this video, I go over that case and look a general info about the fungus,...

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About 2 weeks ago, news media were reporting of some tourists from Iceland who contracted the mosquito-borne virus, Chikungunya while vacationing in Spain. Turns out the laboratory in Iceland made an...