I continued the discussion on Lyme disease on the Feb. 7 airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio show with an interview with Associate Professor of Microbiology at SUNY Adirondack, Holly Ahern.

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We discussed the tick vectors, why Borrelia burgdorferi is so complex, problems with Lyme diagnosis and chronic Lyme.

With 14 imported Zika virus cases reported in Florida and a public health emergency declared, Zika is among the hottest topics in the Sunshine State. During the second half of the show, Zika in Florida was the theme as I was joined by Infectious Disease expert from Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, FloridaDr. Cynthia Rivera.

How concerned should Floridians be about Zika, the travel risk to Zika-affected countries and the sexual transmission of the virus were all looked at during the interview.

For the complete interviews, listen to the podcast below:

The Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, the first and only radio program dedicated to infectious disease news and information, airs every Sunday at 8 pm ET in the Tampa Bay area on AM 1380 The Biz and online at http://1380thebiz.com/