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Outbreak News Interviews

Nov 27, 2020

Russian authorities reported seven deaths recently due to people who drank methanol-tainted hand sanitizer after running out of drinks at a party.

In this podcast, I look at the dangers of drinking alcohol based hand sanitizer, particularly for children.

In addition, I examine other ways people try to get...

Nov 25, 2020

In this video, I look at the yellow fever outbreak currently affecting 5 states in Nigeria--Delta, Enugu, Bauchi, and Benue and Ebonyi.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Yellow Fever (YF) is a mosquito-borne viral disease of humans and other primates, and is currently endemic in over 43 countries in...

Nov 25, 2020

In this short podcast, I look at the situation with vaccine-derived polioviruses (VDPVs) in Africa and the Emergency Use Listing recommendation for the type 2 novel oral polio vaccine (nOPV2).

Nov 25, 2020

In this episode, I look at two of the biggest stories (outside of COVID-19) during the past week.

The first is the 11th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was declared over after nearly 6 months and 130 confirmed and probable cases.

The second is research that was presented at the ASTMH...

Nov 18, 2020

In a topic that has not received nearly enough attention-- since 2016, the US has seen the largest person-to-person Hepatitis A virus outbreak in the post-vaccine era.

About two thirds of the states have declared outbreaks which includes tens of thousands of cases with 60% hospitalizations and more than 300 deaths.