I tried my hand at doing a Facebook Live for the 11-18-18 show with guest Steve Smelski. The Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, the first and only radio program dedicated to infectious disease and health news...

The Outbreak News This Week Radio Show is prerecorded every Thursday and airs Sundays at 1 pm ET in the Tampa Bay area and worldwide streaming. I don’t typically put out the podcast of the show...

Mono County, California health officials are reporting a death of a child who contracted the “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri. According to a KOLO 8 report, The child who died last...

Health officials in Chile report investigating a possible case of primary amoebic encephalitis (PAM) in a young boy, according to local media (computer translated). The seven-year-old boy is hospitalized...

The free-living amoeba, Naegleria fowleri was first discovered in the 1960s by Dr. Malcolm Fowler and Dr. Rod Carter in Australia. Several hundred cases have been documented worldwide with few survivors. According...

In a follow-up to a report two weeks ago about a New Jersey man who was reportedly infected by the “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri while surfing in a wave pool at BSR Cable Park’s Surf...

It was a huge news week in infectious disease and we cover some of the biggest stories here on the show today. I go over the odd report on a father-to-son HIV transmission in a very atypical way. The...

Here are the top five posts on Outbreak News Today for the week Sept 29 through Oct 5: 5. Madagascar plague: Bubonic and pneumonic cases confirmed As of 27 September 2018, a total of 25 cumulative...

A New Jersey resident has reportedly been infected by the “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri while surfing in a wave pool at BSR Cable Park’s Surf Resort in Waco, Texas, according...

The Study The city of Karachi, Pakistan has seen large numbers of Naegleria fowleri deaths in recent years, particularly in people with no history of aquatic recreational activities like swimming, etc. A...