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Outbreak News Interviews

Dec 18, 2020

In late 2018 into early 2019, an outbreak of a form of hantavirus called Andes virus, swept through a small town in Argentina infecting 34 and killing 11.

Researchers led by a team from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) attribute the size of the outbreak to a super spreader...

Dec 9, 2020

Last month, a multidisciplinary panel led by the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American Academy of Neurology, and the American College of Rheumatology published the 2020 Guidelines for the Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme Disease in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

The authors say it provides...

Dec 3, 2020

The U.S. is in the grips of a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic and the numbers are rising at a rapid pace.

A vaccine is what public health officials are banking on to get us out of it.

With that, viral mutations are a concern.

My guest today is screening wastewater for the presence of COVID-19 to determine if the...

Dec 2, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden recently announced a new 13 member COVID-19 advisory board to guide his administration during the transition period.

One of the members is Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH.

Dr Osterholm has been a guest on this show numerous times...

Dec 2, 2020

In this news podcast, I look at the success and progress of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and their situation concerning receiving and Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met to determine recommendations on the...