Robert Herriman

Microbiologist, podcaster and Editor at Outbreak News Today.

NewsDesk @bactiman63 In a recent publication in the journal, Emerging Infectious Diseases, the results of a survey on the sterility and use of tap water in household medical devices like CPAPs and...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 Last month, New Hampshire health officials released a health alert after identifying two locally acquired Echinococcus granulosus cases, the first such cases of the parasitic infection...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 Giardia is arguably the most common parasite infection of humans worldwide, and the second most common in the United States after pin-worm.  Joining me to talk about Giardia is Chandana...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 Gone to Pot is a book about cannabis use and the serious consequences it has on young people developing cannabis induced psychosis. Meticulously researched, the book exposes how cannabis...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 Brucellosis is among the leading communicable diseases worldwide and the disease poses a substantial public health burden in the Middle East, resulting in long-term illness in humans...

In this video news report, I discuss the Ebola (Sudan) outbreak declared September 20th in Mubende District in Central Uganda. Other video news reports: The Spread of H5N1 avian influenza Dengue fever...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 The rat lungworm parasite, Angiostrongylus cantonensis, is typically transmitted to humans via ingestion of snails or slugs.  A recent study published in One Health shows more than...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 The first country-wide mass drug administration in the world for the treatment of scabies is happening in the Solomon Islands. The World Scabies Program is spearheading the mass drug...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 The Philippines Department of Health reported Friday the latest data on human rabies in the country. From the beginning of the year through August 13, officials report 222 human rabies...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 Countries in southeast Asia are seeing an increase in dengue fever this year- Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Laos and Malaysia to name a few. In the Philippines, 102,619 dengue cases...