Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Outbreak News Interviews

Jan 31, 2018

Taenia solium is a tapeworm that people get from eating raw or undercooked “measly pork”. The pork meat has cysticerci (the larval stage) which in the human intestine mature to an adult tapeworm. Here the tapeworm attaches to the intestine and produces thousands of eggs.

Human cysticercosis occurs either by the...

Jan 30, 2018

My guest on today's podcast says that while there were many successes in human development in 2017, arguably, the most significant achievements of the last 12 months were in global health.

Public health physician and a vaccinologist, Dr Melvin Sanicas wrote in an article in Project Syndicate that he counted at least 18...

Jan 29, 2018

This podcast is from a February 2015 radio interview with Sybil Meister. Sybil is the mother of Koral Reef Meister Pier, a young lady from California who contracted the rarely encountered parasite, Balamuthia mandrillaris in March 2013.

Unfortunately, Koral lost her battle against the 95% fatal amoeba in Oct. 2014.


Jan 27, 2018

The internet has been flooded by every possible news source covering a story about a man, who claimed he ate sushi daily, who presented to his doctor a 5 ½ ft long tapeworm.

This is from a podcast called “This won’t hurt a bit” where a Fresno California physician told the story.

What was this parasite and what...

Jan 17, 2018

Sadly, as many of you may know, a 6-year-old Eustis, Florida boy lost his battle with rabies earlier this week after contracting the lethal virus through a scratch from a bat.

A Orlando hospital and the team of providers attempted the experimental Milwaukee protocol in an attempt to save his life but unfortunately it...