On the Dec. 18 airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, I looked a new study by researchers from Kansas State University that looked at the food safety habits of TV celebrity chefs.

“I think that celebrity chefs have a responsibility for entertaining us, but they also have a responsibility to give us good food,” KSU food safety expert Edgar Chambers IV said. “We want celebrity chefs to teach us how to make food that not only tastes good but is good for us — and part of that is good food safety.”

The study, “Food safety behaviors observed in celebrity chefs across a variety of programs” , is published in the Journal of Public Health.

Gainesville Sun reporter, Anthony Clark then joined me to discuss the ribbon cutting at the new Alachua-based biotech firm, Nanotherapeutics. According to Clark’s article, The plant will be fully operational in February when it will start to produce for the military stockpiles of vaccines and treatments against bioterrorism weapons and infectious diseases, such as Ebola.

During the second half of the show, VP of Scientific Affairs at the American Red Cross, Susan Stramer, PhD joined me to talk about a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine entitled, Screening for Babesia microti in the U.S. Blood Supply

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