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Outbreak News Interviews

Jun 25, 2018

Mosquito borne viruses that infect humans--the number are plenty with Zika, dengue, chikungunya, West Nile and Keystone virus?

University of Florida researchers discuss the first human case of Keystone virus in a recent issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Joining me to talk more about this arbovirus and the first...

Jun 20, 2018

On today's show we discuss a most interesting parasite, the soil transmitted helminth, Strongyloides stercoralis. This parasite is more commonly found in areas that are relatively warm and moist, in rural areas, and areas associated with agricultural activity, but it can occur anywhere.

Strongyloidiasis can be severe...

Jun 14, 2018

Animal viral diseases and spillover to humans results in some of the most important and devastating infections and outbreaks known to humans.

My guest today looks at a number of these zoonotic diseases with superb storytelling interwoven with history, virology and public health.

The name of the newly published book is...

Jun 13, 2018

In the final podcast in our short series on malarial parasites, we’re look at the two less common species--P. malariae and P. ovale.

In addition, we will spend some time talking about the so called “monkey malaria” or the more common than we thought, Plasmodium knowlesi.

Joining me is out go-to parasitology...

Jun 6, 2018

In a follow-up to the podcast last week, Malaria: A general introduction and Plasmodium vivax, I continue the series on the malaria species.

On today's show, Parasitology teacher and author, Rosemary Drisdelle, joins me to talk about the deadliest species of malaria, Plasmodium falciparum.

P. falciparum can cause severe...