The Sunday, Jan. 11 airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show brought to listeners the latest of the 2014-2015 seasonal influenza season, a diligent measles vaccines safety study, word that Ebola is NOT in Iraq and answers the question–are spider bites responsible for bacterial infections?

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In the first segment, host Robert Herriman got us up to snuff on the latest on the flu season here in the United States.

He talked to Nicky Klein, MD, PhD, lead author of a 12-year measles vaccines safety study and co-director at the Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center in Oakland, CA.

In addition, we learned that the reports coming out of Iraq that there were Ebola cases in Mosul were false.

In the second segment, retired research associate from the University of California in Riverside and lead author of a study that says that spiders are “scapegoated” as the cause of bacterial infections in humans, Richard S. Vetter, came on the show to talk about his research and explain why spiders are getting a bad rap.

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