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.
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, Florida, Dr. 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:
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