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Outbreak News Interviews

Jan 29, 2021

The Carter Center announced this week that the number of Guinea worm disease cases dropped by 50% in 2020 compared to 2019. This includes a dramatic decrease in cases in the country of Chad.

What’s more, this happened despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is all great news and the parasitic disease...

Jan 28, 2021

As the country tries to open up during this pandemic, a variety of methods are being employed to keep people safe.

Dogs are slated to be used at Miami Heat games to screen people for COVID, similar to how dogs have been used to smell out explosives or drugs.

How effective is this method and is it something that...

Jan 28, 2021

In this podcast, I briefly go over 20 mosquito-borne diseases. In this not all inclusive list, I discuss a range of diseases to include malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever and more of the most common diseases, but also emerging pathogens that are transmitted by the mosquito vector like Mayaro and Madariaga viruses.

Jan 20, 2021

While the world’s focus has been on COVID-19, sometimes it seems like nothing else is happening in infectious diseases. But that is far from the reality.

In recent years, we’ve seen Nigeria report large numbers of Lassa fever, we continue to see plague outbreaks from Africa to Asia and monkeypox cases have risen in...

Jan 20, 2021

Florida has reported about 1.6 million total COVID-19 cases, including more than 24,000 deaths.

We’ve known for some time that some of the most vulnerable people are those aged 65 years and older and since Florida has the second-highest proportion of retirement-age residents in the nation this makes getting the...