Each day on average 274 people in the US die from blood clots, according to data on the National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) website.

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I had the opportunity to interview an expert on the topic of blood clots on the Sunday, Jan. 10 airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show.

Dr. Jack Ansell is former Chair of Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital and is a Professor of Medicine at Hofstra-NorthShore/LIJ School of Medicine. In addition, he is on the medical and scientific advisory board for the NBCA, a patient advocacy group.

Dr. Ansell went through a number of topics concerning deep vein thrombosis (DVT and pulmonary embolism (PE) including the differences between DVT and PE, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment and several others.

To get more information about blood clots, visit the National Blood Clot Alliance at stoptheclot.org

In addition to blood clots, I gave an overview on dengue fever and a went over a PLoS blog by Dr. Peter Hotez on Zika virus and the pertinent questions he asked in the article.

The Outbreak News This Week Radio Show airs every Sunday at 8 pm ET in the Tampa Bay area on AM 1380 The Biz and online at http://1380thebiz.com/

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Robert Herriman is a microbiologist, Editor-in-Chief of Outbreak News Today and host of the talk radio program, Outbreak News This Week 

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