The coronavirus crisis has introduced a lot of new words into daily vocabulary — words such as pandemic and asymptomatic and acronyms like PPE. All can be found in the dictionary or on websites for the...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In this video, I look at international and national calls for banning “wet markets” to protect the public and global health. Wet markets can be “timebombs”...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Italy Ministry of Health reported an additional 6,557 COVID-19 cases and an additional 794 deaths in the past 24 hours. This brings the country’s total to...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The number of COVID-19 cases in Italy increased by nearly 1500 cases and 133 deaths in the past 24 hours, making it the worst outbreak in Europe and second only to...

Integrating travel history information into routine medical assessments could help stem the rapidly widening COVID-19 epidemic, as well as future pandemics, infectious disease specialists recommend in...

When their is a global infectious disease outbreak, one action governments take is traveler screenings–we saw it during the 2014 Ebola outbreak and we are seeing it with the current COVID-19 outbreak. So,...

Its been about a month since my last podcast on the novel coronavirus and I thought it was time to revisit the topic as it becomes a bigger global issue. Joining me to talk about coronaviruses and the...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Novel coronavirus epidemic situation The Chinese government reported recently (computer translated) that as of Jan. 23, the National Health and Health Commission has...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews After a “bad dengue year in 2019”, Philippines health officials have declared the epidemic “over”. Department of Health Secretary Francisco...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In a follow-up on the malaria situation in Burundi in 2019, the World Health Organization reports a progressive increase in cases in the past year across all 46 districts...