Outbreak News This Week Radio Show

Posted By Robert Herriman On Saturday, October 12th, 2013 With 2 Comments














“Your source for all the news about worms and germs”

At the WTAN studio

At the WTAN studio

With your host– Robert Herriman

Listen live Saturday’s from 12 to 1 pm EST on WTAN 1340 AM, WDCF 1350 AM and WZHR 1400 AM in the Clearwater, Lakeland, Zephyrhills and greater Tampa Bay area on the Tan Talk Radio Network,

or online at http://www.tantalk1340.com/

Questions or comments during the show? Call (727) 441-3000 or toll-free 1-866-TAN-1340

Read all the latest “Outbreak News” at The Global Dispatch

Listen to current and archived podcasts

Apr. 26, 2014 show

Topics- MERS-CoV update, Chikungunya update

  • Mike Coston, blogger, Avian Flu Diary
  • Charles Simmins, Freelance journalist who covers infectious diseases

Apr. 19, 2014 show

Topics- Vaccinations, Discussing the book, Seven Modern Plagues

  • Melody Butler, BSN, RN, Founder, Nurses who Vaccinate
  • Dr. Mark Jerome Walters, Professor at University South Florida, St. Petersburg; A veterinarian and professional journalist and author of the book, Seven Modern Plagues

Apr. 12, 2014 show

Airing a repeat episode of Outbreak News This Week

Apr. 5, 2014 show

Topics- Heartland virus disease, Vaccine survey

  • Daniel Pastula, MD, MHS, EIS Officer & Neurologist with CDC’s Arboviral Diseases Branch
  • Rebecca Burkholder, Vice-President, Health Policy with the National Consumer League

Mar. 29, 2014 show

Topics- Newshounds and infectious disease bloggers

Special guest co-host in the studio, Mike Coston from Avian Flu Diary and on the phone, Crawford (Crof) Kilian from H5N1

Mar. 22, 2014 show

Topics- Gnathostomiasis Risk In Raw Or Undercooked Asian Swamp Eels, Vaccinations

  • Rebecca A. Cole, PhD, Parasitologist, US Geological Survey National Wildlife Health Center
  • Tara Smith, PhD, Associate Professor with the Department of Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, and Epidemiology at Kent State University College of Public Health and owner of the blog, Aetiology

Mar. 15, 2014 show

Topics- END7 campaign,  Intravaginal ring research-development of drug delivery technology for infectious disease and Women’s Health

  • Dr. Neeraj Mistry, Managing director of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • Patrick F. Kiser Ph.D, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University

Mar. 8, 2014 show

Topics- Leishmaniasis in Syria/Central America’s “Mystery disease”, Polio-like paralysis in California/MERS-coronavirus in dromedary camels

  • Dr. Peter Hotez, president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and founding dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine
  • Vincent Racaniello Ph.D., Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University

Mar. 1, 2014 show

Topics- Parasite case studies and Clostridium difficile, Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) and the OpenBiome organization

  • Bobbi Pritt, MD, MSc, (D)TMH, Director, Clinical Parasitology and Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN and owner of the blog, Creepy, Dreadful, Wonderful Parasites
  • Mark Smith, PhD (c), Research Director, and James Burgess, Executive Director at OpenBiome

Feb. 22, 2014 show

Topics- Baylisascaris procyonis (raccoon roundworm)

  • Michael J. Yabsley, MS, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine

Feb. 15, 2014 show

Airing a repeat episode of Outbreak News This Week

Feb. 8, 2014 show

Topics-  Gender differences in the treatment outcomes of HIV-infected jail detainees, HPV vaccine and sexual behavior

  • Jaimie P. Meyer, MD, Yale University School of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, AIDS Program
  • Jessica Kahn, MD, Division of adolescent medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Feb. 1, 2014 show

Topics- Hookworm genome decoded, First Coast Infectious Disease/Clinical Microbiology Symposium in Jacksonville, Florida

  • Makedonka Mitreva, PhD, Assistant professor of medicine and genetics and a member of The Genome Institute at the Washington University School of Medicine
  • Dr. Diane C. Halstead, PhD, DABMM, FAAM, President and Co-Chair, FCID/CM Symposium

Jan. 25, 2014 show

Topic- Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus outbreak, South Korea H5N8 avian flu outbreak

  •  Brandon Dominguez, DVM, Clinical Assistant Professor and Veterinarian in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at Texas A&M University
  • Michael Coston, Blogger and owner, Avian Flu Diary

Jan. 18, 2014 show

Topics- Influenza

  • Vincent Racaniello Ph.D., Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University to discuss the alphanumeric soup known as influenza

Jan. 11, 2014 show

Topics- Powassan virus, Strep biofilm study

Jan. 4, 2014 show

Topics- Top Foodborne outbreaks of 2013 and Food Safety law

  • William D. Marler, Esq., Managing Partner, Marler Clark The Food Safety Law Firm and publisher of the website Food Safety News

Dec. 28, 2013 show

Topics- “What’s New on Avian Flu Diary?”, My Top 10 Infectious disease/Outbreak stories of 2013

Dec. 21, 2013 show

Topics-“Cannibal sandwiches” and E. coli O157:H7, Chikungunya in the Western Hemisphere

  • Abbey Canon, DVM, MPH, LT, United States Public Health Service, Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, CDC and Bureau of Communicable Diseases and Emergency Response, Wisconsin Division of Public Health
  • Roger S. Nasci, PhD, Chief of the Arboviral Diseases Branch in the Division of Vector-Borne diseases at the CDC

Dec. 14, 2013 show 

Topics- Pertussis outbreak and vaccine effectiveness study

  • Tod Merkel, PhD, Microbiologist, and the Principal Researcher for this study in FDA’s Office of Vaccines Research and Review in the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research.

Dec. 7, 2013 show

Topics- Tularemia in the US, Novelty gifts from GIANT Microbes

  • Christina Nelson, MD, MPH, FAAP, Medical Epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Vector-Borne Diseases
  • Drew Oliver, Founder of GIANT Microbes

Nov. 30, 2013 show

Enjoy a repeat episode of the show. Happy Thanksgiving.

Nov. 23, 2013 show

Topics- Virology

  • Vincent Racaniello Ph.D., Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University to discuss “What’s New on Virology Blog?”

Nov. 16, 2013 show

Topics- Valley fever in Arizona, Anthrax in animals

  • John Galgiani, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona, Director, Valley Fever Center for Excellence
  • Floron (Buddy) C. Faries, Jr., DVM, MS, Professor & Extension Veterinarian, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Nov. 9, 2013 show

Topics- Chagas in North America


Nov. 2, 2013 show

Topics- Salmonella outbreak and other foodborne illness issues


Oct 26, 2013 show

Topics–Plague in New Mexico, Vibrio vulnificus in Florida

Guests include:

Oct 19, 2013 show

Topics–Polio outbreak in Africa, Dengue fever in Houston retrospective study.

Guests include:






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