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Outbreak News Interviews

Jun 2, 2023

The World Health Organization announced last month that The West African country of Benin has eliminated the neglected tropical disease, trachoma as a public health problem.

Benin is the fifth country in WHO’s African Region and one of 17 countries in the world to have eliminated trachoma as a public health...

May 12, 2023

Two countries in Africa, on opposite sides of the continent–Equatorial Guinea and Tanzania, have been battling Marburg Virus Disease outbreaks since February and March, respectively.

Marburg has had a fatality rate as high as 88%, but with lessons learned from prior outbreaks and epidemics, those rates...

May 4, 2023

Cholera is a major public health concern in many parts of the world. We see large numbers today in Africa and South Asia. We’ve seen massive outbreaks in Haiti and Yemen over the past decade.

Joining me today to talk about cholera and the situation we are in now across the globe is Peter Gilligan, Ph.D, Dr Gilligan is...

Mar 27, 2023

In a recent paper in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), authors report U.S. babesiosis incidence significantly increased in northeastern states in the past decade or so.

What is this tickborne parasite, why is it increasing and what are the public health implications of it?

Joining me today to...

Mar 20, 2023

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) not only causes shortness of breath and palpitations but puts patients at increased risk of stroke. When medication or other treatments fail to relieve symptoms, cardiologists increasingly perform a catheter ablation procedure.

A new study published in the Journal of the American College of...