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Outbreak News Interviews

Nov 22, 2017

On today’s show we will be talking about a trematode or fluke that is not seen often in humans, but is fascinating just the same Dicrocoelium dendriticum, or the lancet liver fluke.

Joining me to lend her expertise in answering questions about this flatworm is Parasitology teacher and author of Parasites: Tales of...

Nov 16, 2017

This week is World Antibiotic Awareness Week (Nov 13-19). It's an annual observance to raise awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic prescribing and use.

Chair and Professor of Medical Laboratory Science at Texas State University, Rodney Rohde, PhD joined me to...

Nov 15, 2017

Today on the podcast we'll look at the parasitic lung fluke, Paragonimus. Parasitology teacher and author, Rosemary Drisdelle joins me to discuss the life cycle, the geography of a couple of the species and how people contract this food borne trematode, or fluke.

In addition, we talk about disease and symptoms,...

Nov 10, 2017

November is Clostridium difficile Awareness Month . The C. diff foundation says over 41 individuals lose their life to a Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in the United States of America alone every day — It has no boundaries — It can be acquired by anyone – at any location and at any age.

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Nov 9, 2017

With all eyes on Nigeria as they battle a monkeypox outbreak that has affected at least 38 people to date, which even prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to send a team, I wanted to touch on something some may have never heard of, or may have forgotten--the 2003 Monkeypox outbreak in the US.