What is the connection between climate change and emerging infectious diseases? On Sunday’s Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, Daniel Brooks, PhD, the co-author of the article “Evolution in action: climate change, biodiversity dynamics and emerging infectious disease” published in  the journal, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, joined host, Robert Herriman to discuss his statements and conclusions of the article.

Brooks talks about the “parasite paradox”, why new pathogens find us faster than we find them and how emerging infections will not be the “Andromeda Strain”, that will wipe everybody out on the planet, instead It will be the death of a thousand cuts.

The big story of the week, the UCLA carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE) outbreak linked to endoscopes, was also featured on the show.

Other topics include what Jewish organizations are saying about getting kids vaccinated, the deaths of two tigers from H5N1 avian flu in China and some news on mesothelioma.

Listen to the podcast below:

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