MERS-CoV and chikungunya outbreak updates on Outbreak News This Week Radio Show


The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and chikungunya outbreaks are clearly two of the top major news stories this year in the world of infectious diseases. These outbreaks are quickly evolving making it  very hard for a person to keep current.

outbreak news radioThat’s where my two guests, a couple of really good infectious disease journalists come in. For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page.

During the first half of the show, Avian Flu Diary owner, Mike Coston will lend his great talents of “newshounding” and his ability to clearly explain the latest developments in the MERS-CoV situation in the Middle East and elsewhere around the globe.

Few are covering the chikungunya outbreak as well as my second guest, Examiner.com Health and Disease journalist, Charles Simmins, who will come on at the bottom of the hour. Chuck will give listeners the most up-to-date information on this mosquito borne virus that is knocking on the door of the US.

Outbreak News This Week airs 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 if outside the Tampa Bay area, online at http://www.tantalk1340.com/

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- Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Outbreak News Today and hosts the podcast, Outbreak News Interviews on iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify Robert is politically Independent and a born again Christian Follow @bactiman63

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