Nov 28, 2023
My guest today focuses her research on why diseases occur and how those diseases influence wildlife populations. One example is chronic wasting disease, or CWD, a fatal condition that is now affecting cervid populations, including deer, elk and moose throughout Michigan and other states.
This will be the topic of this...
Nov 16, 2023
The Sexually Transmitted Infections,chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are pervasive and increasing rapidly in the U.S.
New evidence suggests that the antibiotic doxycycline could help prevent the spread of some bacterial infections if taken as post exposure prophylaxis (PEP).
Joining me today to look at these proposed...
Oct 26, 2023
Leishmaniasis is a protozoan parasitic disease transmitted by a sandfly that most Americans are unfamiliar with; however, my guest today says it is more common in the United States than most people realize- with both locally acquired and imported cases being reported.
What is leishmaniasis and what is the situation like...
Oct 23, 2023
Bangladesh is battling to control its most devastating dengue fever outbreak recorded since the dengue virus reappeared in the country in 2000,
Although dengue is endemic in Bangladesh, this year's outbreak is unusual in terms of case burden, mortality and seasonality.
The record season has seen more than 250,000 cases...
Oct 20, 2023
Rabies is a vaccine-preventable, zoonotic, viral disease affecting the central nervous system. Once clinical symptoms appear, rabies is virtually 100% fatal, and treatment is typically supportive.
It causes tens of thousands of deaths every year, mainly in Asia and Africa. Currently, there is no validated treatment in...