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Jul 20, 2018

Shoko Asahara, founder of the doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo and mastermind behind the deadly 1995 nerve gas attack in the Tokyo subway system and other crimes and acts of terror, and 6 other members were recently executed in Japan.

Joining me to look at the cult Aum Shinrikyo and the acts of terror they committed is...

Jul 18, 2018

The CDC reports--A U.S. study in 1996 showed that 30% of dogs younger than 6 months deposit Toxocara eggs in their feces; other studies have shown that almost all puppies are born already infected with Toxocara canis. Research also suggests that 25% of all cats are infected with Toxocara cati.

In humans, it has been...

Jul 13, 2018

The Herpes Virus family consist of a number of viruses--herpes simplex-1 and 2, cytomegalovirus (CMV), Varicella Zoster Virus (VSV) and Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV).

EBV infects about nine out of 10 people and a good number will develop infectious mononucleosis (IM)

Despite this, my guest today, infectious disease...

Jul 13, 2018

Leptospirosis is a bacterial zoonotic disease caused by the corkscrew shaped organism, Leptospira. It goes by several other names depending on the locale; mud fever, swamp fever, sugar cane and Fort Bragg fever, among others. It is a disease of both humans and animals.

On July 5th, the Philippines Department of Health...

Jul 11, 2018

Giardiasis is a diarrheal illness caused by the parasite Giardia intestinalis (also known as Giardia lamblia or Giardia duodenalis). It is the most common intestinal parasite found in humans in the United States.

Globally, it infects nearly 2% of adults and 6% to 8% of children in developed countries and nearly 33% of...