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Sep 8, 2022

The rat lungworm parasite, Angiostrongylus cantonensis, is typically transmitted to humans via ingestion of snails or slugs.

A recent study published in One Health shows more than a dozen kinds of animals in addition to slugs and snails have caused rat lungworm disease in people around the world.

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Sep 8, 2022

The first country-wide mass drug administration in the world for the treatment of scabies is happening in the Solomon Islands.

The World Scabies Program is spearheading the mass drug administration (MDA) program with the Solomon Islands' Ministry of Health, which will deliver ivermectin to the whole population, with few...


Aug 16, 2022

Countries in southeast Asia are seeing an increase in dengue fever this year- Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Laos and Malaysia to name a few.

In the Philippines, 102,619 dengue cases were reported from January 1 to July 30 this year, 131 percent higher than the number in the same period in 2021.

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Jun 11, 2022

Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is one of several priority diseases listed by the World Health Organization that pose the greatest public health risk due to their epidemic potential and/or whether there are no or insufficient countermeasures.

Today, we are seeing a significant outbreak in Iraq where some 142...


Jun 4, 2022

On today's podcast, we'll be discussing monkeypox. What used to be an obscure, tropical disease is now a household name.

Joining me in the Q & A is Dr. Rodney Rohde from Texas State University.