On today’s airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show on 860 AM WGUL in Tampa, host Robert Herriman, after seeing a dramatic increase in cryptosporidiosis in Hillsborough County, FL this past summer, looked at the parasite Cryptosporidium with special guest –Parasitology expert and author, Rosemary Drisdelle.
Ms. Drisdelle discussed the specifics of the parasite to include symptoms, risk factors, treatment and prevention. In addition, Drisdelle talked about large cryptosporidium outbreaks in Saskatchewan, Canada and Milwaukee, WI , one of many interesting topics she covered in her book, Parasites-Tales of Humanity’s Most Unwelcome Guests.
The second segment was about flu season and the variety of flu shots available. Herriman was joined by Duellyn Pandis, RN. She is the CEO of Passport Health of Tampa Bay.
Pandis talked about influenza numbers–cases and deaths, the spread and contagiousness of the flu, and the prevention of flu, which means flu shots. She talked in detail about the variety of flu shots available.
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Last week’s episode: Ebola Q & A with infectious disease experts Smith and Racaniello