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Outbreak News Interviews

Oct 22, 2021

Last week, a bipartisan bill was introduced--the Finding Orphan-disease Remedies with Antifungal Research and Development Act (FORWARD Act) of 2021.

The legislation, introduced by members of the Congressional Valley Fever Task Force, is designed to address challenges related to detecting, treating and ultimately...


Oct 16, 2021

The bacteria that causes the neglected tropical disease, Leprosy, Mycobacterium leprae, was once thought to be an obligate human pathogen.

However, they have been shown to be found in captive non-human primates, armadillos and most recently, red squirrels.

A recent study published in Nature showed that two...


Oct 14, 2021

There are five Plasmodium species that cause malaria with the vast majority of reported cases being due to Plasmodium falciparum.

Plasmodium vivax is the second most common reported cause of malaria.

My guest today says P. vivax infections represent a major unrecognized burden on global health calling it "obscure...


Oct 9, 2021

In today's Outbreak News This Week Livestream, I'll look at some recent polio news to include a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus 2 (cVDPV2) case reported in Ukraine.

In addition, Ebola appears to have resurfaced in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

I'll look at an article about H5N6 avian...


Oct 2, 2021

On today's livestream, I'll be looking at the human rabies case in Illinois, H5N6 avian influenza in China in 2021, dengue in South Asia and the outbreaks in Nigeria.