On today’s show, I want to introduce you to some really good infectious disease news sources, blogs and aggregator websites. This groups of sites in not all-inclusive of course, but each of these...

By Robert Herriman  @bactiman63 A recent case of botulism was reported in Howard County,Maryland, which led me to do this short news brief on botulism in the US. I look at the kinds of botulism and the...

By Robert Herriman  @bactiman63 The weather service in the Philippines, PAGASA says rainy season is will begin any day now and with the rain, storms and flooding comes the risk of increasing numbers...

The World Health Organization (WHO) published a bulletin today that reveals the enormity of the sexually transmitted infection problem globally. The report notes that more than 376 million new cases annually...

Rabies is an acute viral infection that is transmitted to humans or other mammals usually through the saliva from a bite of an infected animal. It is also rarely contracted through breaks in the skin or...

India health officials have confirmed a Nipah virus case in Kerala state, almost exactly a year after an outbreak sickened 18 and killed 17 in 2018. Reports note that the 23-year-old college student is...

Los Angeles’ Skid row area is overrun with trash and rats and feces and it is going to, if not already, cause a public health problem. LAPD employees contracting typhoid, flea-borne typhus increasing...

In today’s news brief, I follow-up on yesterday’s show with more on sexually transmitted infections. In a research letter published online in JAMA Pediatrics, we find that fewer than 60% of...

Tragic and Preventable! Congenital syphilis, or syphilis in a fetus or infant at birth, is a horrible disease resulting in devastating health outcomes, including stillbirth. Live-born infants with congenital...

By Robert Herriman  @bactiman63 Two people in #Mongolia who died from #plague in late April after reportedly consuming raw marmot meat. Some were skeptical of this transmission route; however, here I...