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Outbreak News Interviews

Jul 31, 2019

Last week in the journal, mBio, a team of experts issued a new call to action, urging state and federal entities to immediately fund research and develop new diagnostic tests targeting chronic wasting disease, or CWD.

Joining me to discuss this issue is the director of the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious...

Jul 26, 2019

In a recent, very important article published in Foreign Policy, my guest Laurie Garrett writes about how the World Bank was holding back funds to tackle the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

An issue not very well known until her article.

To look at this situation and more is Laurie Garrett....

Jul 26, 2019

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded a one-year Phase I Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant for $225,000 in funding to Enable Biosciences to develop an improved Lyme disease test.

Columbia and Tulane universities are sub-awardees of the grant.

Joining me today to discuss this work is Monica...

Jul 21, 2019

It's Cyclospora season in the United States as evidenced by an increasing number of outbreaks and clusters reported in recent weeks.

In this podcast, I look at some publicized outbreaks and the work that people are doing to try to minimize these parasitic outbreaks.

Jul 20, 2019

Bolivia is investigating an outbreak of hemorrhagic fever, which based on preliminary lab testing indicate the Arenavirus, Chapare virus.

In this podcast, I look at the current situation, the transmission, a study on the first such outbreak in 2003 and the CDC's travel advisory.