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Jun 20, 2019

The World Economic Forum believes pandemics could cause a $570 billion annual loss to the global economy. 

Recently, the Leader in Epidemic Risk Modeling, Metabiota, released a free tool for tracking events that could impact human and economic health.I

t’s called the Metabiota Epidemic Tracker, a free, new platform to...

Jun 19, 2019

Legionnaires’ disease is a serious type of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria. Legionella can also cause a milder illness called Pontiac fever.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), some 6100 Legionnaires’ disease cases were reported in 2016; however, this number is undoubtedly low due...

Jun 15, 2019

On today's show I’m going to look at one of my favorite topics--rabies. And I’m honored to have my two guests today, both returning guests.

Pamela Wilson and Dr Rodney Rohde have teamed up to write a comprehensive look at many aspects of rabies--clinical signs and symptoms, epidemiology, lab testing, post exposure...

Jun 14, 2019

Since August 2018, an Ebola Virus Disease outbreak has raged in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, their 10th outbreak and the 2nd largest ever.

Earlier this week the disease spilled over into neighboring Uganda.

Joining me to discuss this and other topics related to Ebola is Mark Kortepeter, MD, Dr Kortepeter is...

Jun 14, 2019

On this podcast, I wanted to look at the once common, highly contagious disease, chickenpox.

Joining me today to answer some questions about chickenpox is Donald Kaye, MD. Dr Kaye is  Professor of Medicine at the Drexel University College of Medicine.

He is also an Associate Editor at the website, ProMED-mail.