On today’s show, I look at a recent study from the Journal of Wildlife Management that looks at the population estimates and management options for introduced rhesus macaques in Florida. When you talk about rhesus macaques, that invariably leads into discussion about the dangerous virus for humans that get infected, herpes B.
I spend a little time on herpes B–the pathology and what to do if you’re exposed.
In the second half, I spend a good chunk of time on the crisis in Venezuela, specifically the health care crisis, looking at the disastrous numbers recently released by human rights organizations.
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- Podcast: The Crisis in Venezuela
- Artemisia tea infusions used in the treatment of Schistosomiasis: A look at the study
- Enterovirus D68, Acute flaccid myelitis and some of the research
- Infant botulism and honey pacifiers
- Medical history: 1918 influenza pandemic, Yellow fever in the US in the 18th and 19th centuries
- Naegleria fowleri and the Jordan Smelski Foundation for Amoeba Awareness
- African swine fever, China and the risk to the US
- Adenovirus: What is it and why the high percentage of deaths in the NJ outbreak?
- Balamuthia, neti pots and a unique case report
- Trichomonas vaginalis treatment: New research shows multi-dose metronidazole is better in women