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Outbreak News Interviews

Feb 28, 2020

Today is World Aspergillosis Day, a day to raise awareness about a fungal infection that kills more than one million people globally each year.

Joining me now to talk about aspergillosis, a new kind of antifungal drug and World Aspergillosis Day is Marco Taglietti, M.D. Dr Taglietti is the president and chief executive...

Feb 28, 2020

When their is a global infectious disease outbreak, one action governments take is traveler screenings--we saw it during the 2014 Ebola outbreak and we are seeing it with the current COVID-19 outbreak.

So, how effective are traveler screenings?

My guest today addresses this issue in a recent study published in...

Feb 21, 2020

In this October 2016 interview, I speak to University of Florida Associate Professor of Veterinary Entomology, Dr. Phil Kaufman about the screwworm and the situation in the Florida Keys that year.

Kaufman talked about the biology of screwworm, the pathology demonstrated on an infected mammal, treatment, the...

Feb 19, 2020

While sifting through the archives I stumbled across several old radio interviews that I never published as podcasts.

This interview from March 2014 with founding dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr Peter Hotez was on the spread of the neglected tropical disease, the...

Feb 18, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak is spreading and growing rapidly since first seen less than two months ago, prompting many governments, including the United States, to ban or significantly restrict travel to and from China.

While travel bans are frequently used to stop the spread of an emerging infectious disease, what do we know...