During this week’s airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, I interviewed two interesting guests on the topics of Chagas disease and hantavirus. In the first segment, Hutchinson Distinguished...

Last week, we reported on the unusual situation of two locally acquired hantavirus cases in King County, Washington during the past four months. The husband of the Redmond hantavirus survivor contacted...

I recently read of this Loyola University News Orleans Parasitology professor who took a half-dozen of her undergraduate students to Almolonga, Jutiapa, Guatemala to assist and teach villagers, using...

On the Sunday, March 26 airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show on am 1380 The Biz in Tampa, the interviews were with great experts on the topics of mumps and avian influenza. During the first...

Avian influenza is back in the United States with outbreaks reported in several states and hundreds of thousands of birds culled to date. How bad will avian influenza get in 2017? Joining me on the Outbreak...

Mumps has seen a resurgence in Canada as well as here in the United States. Outbreak have been reported in Toronto, Manitoba and Alberta to date. Visiting Scientist at the University of Guelph, Jason...

On the Sunday airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio show, I was joined by two special guests discussing two important topics. In the first half, I look at the rare condition, usually brought on...

Clostridium difficile is the No. 1 hospital-acquired infection in the United States and leads to 29,000 deaths each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The illness most...

Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) is a rare, serious disorder of your skin and mucous membranes. The NIH says SJS affects 1 to 2 per million people each year. It’s usually a reaction to a medication...

Leonard Hayflick was described to me by Professor S. Jay Olshansky of the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, in an email as a “living legend in the infectious disease world”....