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Outbreak News Interviews

May 17, 2022

Bacteriophages – viruses that kill bacteria–were successfully used for the first time to treat an antibiotic-resistant Mycobacterium abscessus lung infection to allow a cystic fibrosis patient to receive a life-saving lung transplant.

Joining me today to share this amazing story is Jerry Nick, MD, Dr. Nick is...

Apr 20, 2022

In early March, the Israel Ministry of Health reported on a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 3 (cVDPV3) case in an unvaccinated child from Jerusalem.

Since then, a number of additional cases have been reported and the health ministry said recently that they are in the throes of an outbreak.

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Mar 1, 2022

Chagas disease is also known as “American Trypanosomiasis.” It’s caused by a blood parasite called Trypanosoma cruzi, which is transmitted by kissing bugs.

Chagas disease affects people as well as dogs and other animals. On today’s show, we are going to focus on Chagas in dogs.

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Feb 20, 2022

There is a recent reported of a toddler from Pryor, Oklahoma who contracted the raccoon roundworm, Baylisascaris procyonis.

Here I look at the news report and discuss the parasite briefly.

Feb 20, 2022

There was a report in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) media concerning an anthrax outbreak in South Kivu. Nine people were affected, including two fatalities.

The report notes consumption of guinea pigs as the source.

In this podcast, I look at the report, eating guinea pigs and a quick look at anthrax.