As COVID-19 testing becomes more widely available, it’s vital that health care providers and public health officials understand its limits and the impact false results can have on efforts to curb...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Officials with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota announced that they will be releasing a coronavirus serology test Monday, April 6. The antibody test will determine...

Leprosy has a history that has spanned centuries and societies across the globe. Yet, it continues to be a problem — even in the modern era. Sufferers from the chronic and infectious skin disease still...

Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in North America and its incidence has risen sharply in the last decade. Since its progression depends on environmental factors, increases in daily temperatures,...

A recent study published in the Entomological Society of America’s Journal of Medical Entomology  demonstrates the duration of attachment of a single nymphal blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis) needed...

People with the movement disorder Parkinson’s disease have a much higher risk of the skin cancer melanoma, and vice versa, a Mayo Clinic study finds. While further research is needed into the connection,...

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have found patients who use gastric suppression medications are at a higher risk for recurrent Clostridium difficile (C-diff) infection. C-diff is a bacterium that can cause...

Today, the Florida Department of Health announced the 2016-2017 grant awards for 27 projects to support research leading to the prevention of or cure for Alzheimer’s Disease. Funding is provided through...

I spoke with Dr Bobbi Pritt with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota on the February 14, 2016 airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show about the recently published discovery of a new species...

On the Valentine’s Day airing of the Outbreak News This Week radio show, I had the privilege to interview two very knowledgeable experts in their respective fields. During the first segment, I spoke...