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Outbreak News Interviews

Mar 25, 2020

On today's podcast, I want to look at some different issues involving the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19 pandemic to include the varying fatality rates in certain countries, US pandemic preparedness and what we should be doing moving forward.

Joining me to look at these issues and more is Senior Scholar at the...

Mar 18, 2020

This week, March 15-21 is National Poison Prevention Week 2020. What is poison control and what is the role of Poison control centers?

Joining me today to answer these questions and more is Dr. Mazda Shirazi. Dr Shirazi is associate professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, a clinical toxicologist and...

Mar 12, 2020

Locally acquired cases of Chagas disease are exceedingly rare in the United States. Only 28 autochthonous infections were documented from 1955 to 2015.

A recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) describes the first locally transmitted Chagas disease case in the state of Missouri.

Joining me to talk about this...

Mar 3, 2020

Results were recently published in a study in  the Journal of Clinical Microbiology that show  limitations of currently available diagnostic tests for early-stage Lyme disease, and highlight the need for more research toward improved diagnostics and treatments.

Joining me today to discuss the study and the findings is...