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Outbreak News Interviews

Oct 31, 2017

There are three main genera of free living amoeba that infect humans -- Acanthamoeba, Balamuthia, Naegleria that are are important causes of disease in humans and animals.

The topic for today’s podcast will be one of them-- Acanthamoeba. Acanthamoeba is a microscopic, free-living amoeba that can cause rare, but severe...

Oct 25, 2017

On today's podcast, my special expert guest, Parasitology teacher and author of Parasites: Tales of Humanity’s Most Unwelcome Guests, Rosemary Drisdelle and I continue our look into the wonderful world of human parasites sticking with the intestinal nematodes--Trichuris trichiura or whipworm.

Along with the other...

Oct 21, 2017

Today we learned that the Madagascar plague outbreak is spreading rapidly throughout the country with UN health officials now reporting some 1300 cases and more than 100 deaths since August.

Last time I did a podcast on plague just a few short days ago, I gave a short history on the plague--the pandemic through...

Oct 18, 2017

Nigeria has over 120 million people at risk nationwide for the mosquito borne parasitic disease, lymphatic filariasis. The most populous country in Africa follows only India as far as endemicity.

Last week, the Carter Center announced after years of work, two states, Plateau and Nasarawa, have eliminated lymphatic...

Oct 18, 2017

Plague has a long and storied history throughout the centuries, rivaled by only smallpox.

In this podcast, I look briefly at the three major plague pandemics-The Justinian Plague, the Black Death and the Modern Plague.

In addition, I look at plague in more recent history as it still infects thousands and kills hundreds...