Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy have changed. We think you'll like them better this way.

Outbreak News This Week

Outbreak News Radio


Follow This Show

Stay in the know about new episodes and updates.
"Your source for all the news about worms and germs". The latest infectious disease news and information with interviews with expert guests. Your host--Microbiologist and Editor of Outbreak News Today, Robert Herriman

On-Demand Episodes

My first guest, who has been on the show previously in 2013 (Chagas disease) and2014 (Leishmaniasis), was Dean for the National School of Tropical Medicine at theBaylor College of Medicine and the President of the Sabin... more

During the first half, I spent some time with BluePearl Veterinary Partner's of Clearwater veterinary internist, Dr Melinda Larson discussing keeping our pets healthy and safe. With National Poison Prevention Week just past, Dr Larson... more

An article published in Forbes last week in time for International Women's Day looked at this ancient bacterialdisease from a very different angle–the disproportionate burden the disfiguring disease, leprosy, has on the world's... more

Prion diseases or transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) are a family of rare progressive neurodegenerative disorders that affect both humans and animals. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),... more

Assistant professor of entomology at the Kansas State University Research and Extension Center, Sarah Zukoff, PhD joined me to answer some of the most common questions concerning these nuisance creatures: Where are bedbugs... more

On Sunday's Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, Daniel Brooks, PhD, the co-author of the article ?Evolution in action: climate change, biodiversity dynamics and emerging infectious disease? published in the journal, Philosophical... more

Joining me on yesterday's Outbreak News This Week radio show to discuss the cases, the new meningitis B vaccines and the wonderful work of the organization, Meningitis Angels, was the Founder/National Executive Director of Meningitis... more

According to a recent study in the journal MIS Quarterly, Craigslist's entry into a market results in a 15.9 percent increase in reported HIV cases. The author of the study, Jason Chan, PhD, Assistant Professor ofInformation & Decision Sciences... more

A story that caught my eye was of one of a young lady from California who contracted the rarely encountered parasite, Balamuthia mandrillaris in March 2013. Her name is Koral Reef Meister Pier and she lost her battle against the... more

Dr. Sandra Gompf is an Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of South Florida. In addition, sadly she is the mother who lost a young son to the ?brain-eating amoeba?, Naegleria fowleri. Dr Gompf and her... more