By Robert Herriman  @infectiousdiseasenews The CDC says every year, tens of thousands of Americans will get sick from diseases spread between animals and people. These are known as zoonotic diseases. Six...

Some states around the nation are making moves in the legislature to make it more difficult to get a personal or religious exemption for vaccines for children entering school. New York state is one example...

In this video, I talk about the upcoming Fourth Annual PAM Summit 2019 in Orlando on September 13, 2019. The event is hosted by AdventHealth for Children and presented by the Jordan Smelski Foundation....

A recent report of a Corpus Christi, Texas homeless man who required multiple surgeries due to a Vibrio vulnificus infection caught my attention as the waters of the Gulf get warmer. In this video, I...

For the third time on Friday, the Emergency Committee met to hash out whether the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) met the criteria for being declared a public...

The current and 10th Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the DRC began in August 2018 and their were fears of it crossing neighboring borders all along. This week, it finally happened as the Uganda...

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...