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Outbreak News Interviews

Aug 30, 2019

With the Vaccine Mom

Earlier this month, the World Health Organization released some astounding preliminary information concerning measles during the first half of the year.

In the first six months of 2019, reported measles cases are the highest they have been in any year since 2006. There have been almost three times...

Aug 29, 2019

Lyme disease. So much we seem not to know, in many different areas.

Draft guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease were recently issued by the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA)--two really big, contentious issues.

And of course there are the disagreements of how the various organizations...

Aug 21, 2019

The CDC says HPV, or human papillomavirus, is a common virus that can lead to 6 types of cancers later in life. 

Almost every person who is sexually active will get HPV at some time in their life without HPV vaccination. About 14 million Americans, including teens, become infected with HPV each year. While most HPV...

Aug 17, 2019

In this look at the week-in-review for Ebola and the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, I look at the new cases reported in the 3rd DRC province, South Kivu.

In addition, other big news was narrowing of two Ebola drugs that preliminary studies show promising results.

Aug 17, 2019

Singapore has experienced several dengue epidemics in the past ~20 years and it appears that 2019 is one of those years.

In this podcast, I look at the current situation (surpassing 10,000 cases this week) and a little on some recent historical trends.