With record amounts of rain and unprecedented flooding, Houston and the southeastern part of Texas have their hand full with rescues, shelters and numerous public safety issues. What about the infectious disease situation that goes along with a natural disaster like this? Waterborne diseases? Mosquito borne diseases? Concerns about tetanus?
I had the opportunity to talk about these issues with the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota, Michael Osterholm, PhD on the podcast.
- What’s happened to Zika? Is the outbreak in the Americas over?
- Antibiotic stewardship: A look at penicillin allergies
- Infectious disease ‘pearls’: Treatment and diagnostics
- Parasites 101: Entamoeba histolytica
- Travel health and medicine issues
- Parasites 101: Swimmer’s itch
- Vibrio vulnificus: An interview with Dr Judy Stone
- Can kids be too clean? An interview with ‘Let Them Eat Dirt’ coauthor, B. Brett Finlay, PhD
- The story behind the Toxic Shock Syndrome outbreak investigation of the late 70s-early 80s
- Nurses’ scrubs: Antimicrobial fabrics are ineffective for preventing bacterial contamination
- Psoriasis severity linked to increased risk of death: Penn study
- Philippines: No human bird flu cases so far, Duterte dines on Pampanga poultry
Intro music: “Rapture” by Ross Bugden