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"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

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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

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

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

I spent the lion's share of the hour talking to Paul A. Offit, MD, Director of the Vaccine Education Center and a professor of pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The interview... more

During the first segment, host Robert Herriman talks to the New Mexico Department of Health's Public Health Veterinarian, Dr. Paul Ettestad. Dr. Ettestad gave a thorough overview of hantavirus, discussed some of the history of... more

During the second half of the show,Dr. Racaniello gave us some insight on the hardiness of the Ebolavirus, the 21 day incubation period, the issue airborne vs direct contact transmission and topic of viral mutation.

Joining host, Microbiologist and Editor of the news site, Outbreak News Today, Robert Herriman to discuss and clarify the situation in West Africa is Tara Smith, PhD, Associate Professor with the Department of Biostatistics, Environmental... more

Melody Butler, BSN, RN, the founder of the pro-vaccine organization, Nurses who Vaccinate talks about vaccinations and the work of her organization. University of South Florida, St. Petersburg professor, veterinarian and professional journalist,... more

April 5, 2014 Todays Topics Heartland virus disease, What do Americans think about vaccines?

March 22, 2014 Todays topics Gnathostomiasis, Vaccinations