Rat lungworm infection or Angiostrongyliasis is a parasitic infection that is relatively rare in the US; however, its effects on those infected can be quite serious.
Last Friday, a CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report or (MMWR) looked at cases of CNS disease in the continental US for a 6 year period.
Joining me on today’s podcast is Eugene Liu, MD. Dr Liu is the lead author of the MMWR article and he’s a CDC Epidemic Intelligence Officer with the Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Center for Global Health.
- What is Capnocytophaga?
- Toxocara in the UK: A discussion with Dr Ian Wright
- Capillaria philippinensis: First described in the 1960s in the Northern Philippines
- Keystone virus: An interview with John Lednicky, Ph.D.
- Animal Viruses and Humans: A discussion with author, Dr Warren Andiman
- Lyme disease: Climate change and public policy
- The 1918 Influenza Pandemic: A short history and lessons learned
- Bioterrorism, antibiotic resistance and pandemic flu: Discussing ‘Deadliest Enemy’
- Anti-vaccine arguments rebutted
- Lymphatic filariasis in Nigeria: The battle against the disfiguring parasitic disease
- Bacteriophage therapy: A remarkable story
- H7N9 avian influenza in China: Should we be worried?
- Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) and other prion diseases
Intro music: “Rapture” by Ross Bugden