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Outbreak News Interviews

Dec 31, 2019

In this end-of-year podcast, I rank what I believe to be the 10 most important infectious disease news stories of 2019.

Dengue, polio, measles or Ebola...what will top the list?

Dec 7, 2019

In his first hand account of the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), physician and retired Army Colonel, Mark Kortepeter, MD pens the edge of you seat book, Inside the Hot Zone- A Soldier on the Front Lines of  Biological Warfare.

In this podcast, Dr Kortepeter talks about...

Nov 6, 2019

Last week, former US Senator from North Carolina, Kay Hagan died from encephalitis caused by the tick-borne disease, Powassan virus.

So what is encephalitis and how common is it?

Joining me today to answer these questions and more is the president of, Becky Dennis.

Oct 22, 2019

Flu season is upon us once again and experts say it's time to get your flu shot. On today's show, Taryn Chapman, aka The Vaccine Mom, joined me to discuss different aspects of influenza to include symptoms, available drugs and a little virology.

In addition, she talks to me about the flu vaccine--the types of vaccines...

Oct 3, 2019

Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEEV) can cause some serious pathology. This mosquito borne virus has seen an increase this year in the US.

We see an average of 7 human cases of EEE reported annually; however, there has been some 30 human cases to date in 2019.

Massachusetts and Michigan account for more than 20...