Emerging Infectious Diseases


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A podcast highlighting key articles in the current issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases, a journal from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Episode Date
Telework during Epidemic Respiratory Illness
Dr. Faruque Ahmed, an epidemiologist at CDC, and Sarah Gregory discuss the effect of paid leave and teleworking on keeping employees home during infectious respiratory illnesses.
Jul 02, 2020
Neurologic Complications Associated with Coronavirus
Dr. Karima Benameur, a neurologist and associate professor in the Department of Neurology at Emory School of Medicine, and Sarah Gregory discuss neurologic complications from coronavirus disease.
Jun 19, 2020
Legionella in Tap Water from the Flint River
Dr. Amy Pruden, a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech, and Sarah Gregory discuss Legionella bacteria in the Flint, Michigan water supply.
Jun 10, 2020
How and Why Social Distancing Works
Dr. Laura Matrajt, a research associate at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Sarah Gregory discuss how and why social distancing works to help control the spread of COVID-19.
Jun 03, 2020
Presymptomatic and Asymptomatic Transmission of SARS-CoV-2
Nathan Furukawa, a CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service officer, and Sarah Gregory discuss evidence that people who have coronavirus disease without symptoms can still spread the disease.
May 30, 2020
A Critique of Coronavirus
Dr. Elana Osen, a specialty registrar at St. George's University Hospital in London, and Sarah Gregory discuss the poem she wrote expressing her feelings about COVID-19.
May 27, 2020
Contagiousness and Spread of SARS-CoV-2
Dr. Ruian Ke, a scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, and Sarah Gregory discuss how quickly COVID-19 spreads and possible steps to control it.
May 13, 2020
How Technology and Policy Helped Taiwan Fight Covid-19
Dr. Jewel Mullen, Associate Dean for Health Equity at the Dell Medical School of the University of Texas, and Sarah Gregory discuss how Taiwan used internet technology to help make policy decisions for controlling the spread of COVID-19.
May 08, 2020
Ebola Vaccine and Pregnancy
Jennifer Legardy-Williams, a health scientist at CDC, and Sarah Gregory discuss the effect on pregnancy outcomes for women receiving an Ebola vaccine in Sierra Leone.
Apr 29, 2020
MERS Transmission
Dr. Marie Killerby, an epidemiologist at CDC, and Sarah Gregory discuss how Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-a coronavirus-can be transmitted from camels and between people.
Apr 23, 2020
Anaplasmosis in Maine
Dr. Susan Elias, a scientist in the Lyme and Vector-borne Disease Laboratory at the Maine Medical Center Research Institute, and Sarah Gregory discuss an increase in cases of the tickborne disease anaplasmosis in Maine.
Apr 16, 2020
A US SARS-CoV-2 patient
Natalie Thornburg, a research microbiologist at CDC, and Sarah Gregory discuss better ways to understand, prevent, and control SARS-CoV-2
Apr 10, 2020
Making a Simple Respiratory Mask
Dr. Virginia Dato, a physician board certified in public health and general preventive medicine, and Sarah Gregory discuss how to construct a simple respiratory face mask with easily available materials.
Apr 02, 2020
Epidemics in Movies
Dr. Daniel Curtis, an associate professor specializing in social responses to historical diseases at Erasmus University in the Netherlands, and Sarah Gregory discuss how people in movies react to epidemic disease outbreaks.
Mar 30, 2020
Leishmaniasis Control in Dogs
Dr. Domenico Otranto, a professor of human and animal parasitic diseases at the University of Bari in Italy, and Sarah Gregory discuss how to control the spread of leishmaniasis, life-threatening disease in humans often carried by dogs.
Mar 17, 2020
Nonpharmaceutical Measures for Pandemic Respiratory Viruses
Dr. Ben Cowling, editor-in-chief of Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses and an associate editor for the Emerging Infectious Diseases journal, and Sarah Gregory discuss nonpharmaceutical ways to prevent the spread of pandemic flu and COVID-19..
Mar 09, 2020
Cost-effectiveness of Prophylactic Zika Vaccine
Dr. Affan Shoukat, a mathematical epidemiologist and modeling postdoctoral associate at the Centers for Disease Modeling and Analysis at Yale University, and Sarah Gregory discuss the cost-effectiveness of providing a vaccine to prevent Zika in the Americas.
Feb 20, 2020
Enteroviruses and Acute Flaccid Myelitis
Dr. Erin Graf, Director of the Infectious Disease Diagnostics Lab at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and Sarah Gregory discuss the link between acute flaccid myelitis and certain enteroviruses.
Feb 12, 2020
Global Epidemiology of Diphtheria
CDC's Commander Kristie Clarke, a medical epidemiologist, discusses diphtheria with Sarah Gregory.
Jan 24, 2020
Mass Die-offs in Saiga Antelope Populations
Dr. Corrie Brown, a distinguished professor of veterinary pathology at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia, and Sarah Gregory discuss large-scale die-offs among saiga antelopes.
Jan 10, 2020
Value of MRIs in Treating Powassan Virus Encephalitis
Dr. Joshua Allgaier, a hospitalist at Baystate Medical Center Massachusetts, and Sarah Gregory discuss the value of using MRIs in the treatment of people with Powassan virus.
Dec 19, 2019
Susceptibility of Influenza Viruses to Baloxavir
Dr. Larisa Gubareva, a researcher in CDC's Influenza Division, and Sarah Gregory, discuss the susceptibility of different types of flu viruses to the drug baloxavir.
Dec 12, 2019
Ceftriaxone-Resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Dr. Byron Berenger, a medical microbiologist at the University of Calgary and Alberta Public Laboratories, and Sarah Gregory discuss a drug-resistant form of gonorrhea.
Dec 05, 2019
Listeriosis in Leafy Greens
Julie Self, an epidemiologist at CDC, and Sarah Gregory discuss an outbreak of listeriosis in the US and Canada that was spread through leafy greens.
Nov 21, 2019
Dog Flu in Canada
Dr. Scott Weese, a veterinary internist at the University of Guelph in Canada, and Sarah Gregory discuss an outbreak of flu in dogs in Ontario.
Nov 14, 2019
In Memoriam: Mike Schultz
Dr. David Morens, a senior advisor at NIH, and Dr. Rohit Chitale, a senior consultant to PATH, remember their late colleague, Dr. Myron "Mike" Schultz, who was an epidemiologist in CDC's Global Disease Detection Program.
Nov 07, 2019
Polio: Risks for the Posteradication Era
Sarah Gregory talks with Dr. Ananda Bandyopadhyay, a senior program officer for polio research at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. They discuss the need to prevent risk from poliovirus after eradication.
Oct 29, 2019
Cross-Protection of Dengue against Zika
Sarah Gregory talks with Dr. Felix Drexler, an expert in virus discovery and viral ecology at Charité, a teaching hospital in Germany. They are discussing the ways that dengue infection might protect against Zika syndrome.
Oct 23, 2019
Candida auris outbreaks, Colombia
Dr. Brendan Jackson, a medical epidemiologist at CDC, discusses Candida auris infections in hospitals in Colombia.
Oct 08, 2019
Effect of PCV on Pneumococcal Meningitis
Dr. Shamez Ladhani, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist and clinical lead for vaccine-preventable diseases at Public Health England, discusses the effect of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines on reducing meningitis in the U.K.
Aug 28, 2019
Emergence of MDR Campylobacter jejuni bacterium
Dr. Bruno Lopes, a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Aberdeen, discusses an antimicrobial-resistant strain of Campylobacter jejuni in poultry.
Aug 14, 2019
Lyme Disease and Connected Landscapes, New York City
Meredith VanAcker, a PhD candidate in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology at Columbia University, discusses how city parks impact your chances of getting Lyme disease.
Aug 05, 2019
Single-Dose Vaccine to Protect against Nipah Virus Disease
Dr. Thomas Geisbert, a professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Texas Medical Branch, discusses a vaccine to protect against Nipah virus disease.
Jul 29, 2019
Global Health Security
Dr. Jordan Tappero, a CDC senior advisor on global health, discusses the state of global health security.
Jul 18, 2019
African Swine Fever in Pigs from Feed and Liquid
Dr. Megan Niederwerder, an assistant professor of virology at Kansas State University, discusses her article about how pigs can get African swine fever by what they eat or drink.
Jul 16, 2019
Monitoring Chikungunya with Big Data
Dr. Joacim Rocklöv, a professor in the Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine at Umeå University in Sweden, discusses using big data to monitor a 2017 outbreak of Chikungunya in Europe.
Jun 27, 2019
The Red Boy, the Black Cat
Byron Breedlove, managing editor of Emerging Infectious Diseases, discusses the June 2019 EID cover artwork, which is a painting by Goya.
Jun 13, 2019
Infectious Diseases in the Workplace
Dr. Marie de Perio, a physician and an infectious disease expert with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, discusses her article about how infectious diseases can spread in the workplace.
Jun 03, 2019
Plague in a Dog
Dr. Joshua Daniels, a bacteriologist and associate professor of diagnostic bacteriology at Colorado State University's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, discusses an unusual case of pneumonic plague in a dog.
May 30, 2019
Rabbit Fever in Organ Transplant Recipients
Dr. Matthew Kuehnert, medical director for MTF Biologics, the nation's largest tissue bank, discusses how rabbit fever was spread to three patients who received organ transplants.
May 15, 2019
Meningitis in U.S. Colleges
Dr. Heidi Soeters, an epidemiologist at CDC, discusses newest vaccines for preventing certain types of meningococcal diseases.
Apr 29, 2019
Macrophage Activation Associated with Ebola
Dr. Anita McElroy, a pediatric infectious disease physician and scientist at the University of Pittsburg and a guest researcher at CDC, discusses her article about macrophages, an infection-fighting cell, and their connection with Ebola.
Apr 18, 2019
Developing Biological Reference Materials to Prepare for Epidemics
Dr. Tommy Rampling, a clinician and academic fellow at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in London, discusses the need for biological reference materials to prepare for high-threat pathogens.
Apr 08, 2019
Zika IgM Detection a Year or More after Illness
Isabel Griffin, an outbreak epidemiologist at the Florida Department of Health in Miami, discusses the surprising long duration of IgM antibodies in Zika patients.
Apr 01, 2019
In Memoriam: Katrin Kohl
Dr. Nina Marano and Dr. Steve Waterman of CDC discuss the life and public health contributions of their CDC colleague, Dr. Katrin Kohl, who died unexpectedly in 2018 at the age of 54.
Mar 19, 2019
Tuberculosis Surveillance and Control in Puerto Rico
Dr. Emilio Dirlikov, a CDC epidemiologist, discusses his historical review of tuberculosis surveillance and control in Puerto Rico.
Mar 07, 2019
Neglected Hosts of Small Ruminant Morbillivirus
Dr. Claudia Schulz, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hanover, Germany, discusses the role of pigs and wild boars as hosts of small ruminant morbillivirus.
Feb 28, 2019
Will Letter Grades in NYC Help prevent Salmonella Infections?
Melanie Firestone, a PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, discusses the use of letter grades for restaurant inspection scores in New York City.
Feb 12, 2019
Cryptococcus gattii in the Southeastern U.S.
Dr. Shawn Lockhart, a lead research microbiologist at CDC, discusses the history of the fungus Cryptococcus gattii in the southeastern United States.
Feb 08, 2019
Bird Migration and West Nile Virus in the U.S.
Dr. Alan Barrett, Professor and Vice Chair for Research, in the Department of Pathology of University of Texas, Medical Branch, discusses how bird migratory patterns affect West Nile virus outbreaks in the U.S.
Jan 28, 2019
A Koala Bite Wound and Lonepinella Infection
Dr. Holly Sinclair, medical doctor in clinical microbiology and infectious diseases at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, discusses a new type of infection spread through the bite of koalas.
Jan 24, 2019
Community Interventions for Pregnant Women with Zika Virus in Puerto Rico
Dr. Giulia Earle-Richardson, a behavioral scientist at CDC, discusses interventions to prevent Zika in pregnant women in Puerto Rico.
Jan 09, 2019
The Mother of All Pandemics
Dr. David Morens, of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, discusses the 1918 influenza pandemic.
Dec 20, 2018
Using Genomic Data to Find the Source of Salmonella enterica Typhimurium
Dr. Xiangyu Deng, an assistant professor at the University of Georgia, discusses the use of genomic sequencing to identify the source of salmonella infection.
Dec 19, 2018
WWI and the 1918 Flu Pandemic
CDC's Dr. Terence Chorba discusses his EID cover art essay about the 1918 flu pandemic and the WWI painting by John Singer Sargent.
Dec 12, 2018
Travel-related Threat of Zika Virus Transmission in California
Dr. Charsey Porse, an epidemiologist with the California Department of Public Health, discusses efforts to monitor and prevent local transmission of Zika.
Dec 06, 2018
The Zombie Condition in Literature
Dr. Joanna Verran, professor of microbiology, and Dr. Xavier Aldana Reyes, professor of English at Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK, discuss parallels between zombies in literature and emerging infectious diseases.
Nov 27, 2018
Risk Communication for Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone
Maike Winters, a doctoral candidate at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, discusses the role of risk communications in the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.
Nov 15, 2018
Improving Global Public Health through Data Sharing
Dr. David Heymann, a professor of infectious diseases and epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, discusses sharing surveillance data to improve global public health.
Nov 13, 2018
Tickborne Ehrlichia in North Carolina
Dr. Ross Boyce, an infectious disease physician at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, discusses tickborne illnesses in North Carolina.
Nov 06, 2018
Long-Term Neurologic After Effects of Ebola
Dr. James Sejvar, a CDC neuroepidemiologist, discusses the long-term neurologic consequences of Ebola.
Nov 01, 2018
Candida auris in New York Healthcare Facilities
Dr. Eleanor Adams, a public health physician with the New York Metropolitan Region Healthcare Epidemiology & Infection Control Program, discusses an outbreak of fungal infection in healthcare facilities in New York City.
Oct 29, 2018
A Worm's Eye View
Ben Taylor, cover artist for the August 2018 issue of EID, discusses how his personal experience with the Loa loa parasite influenced this painting.
Oct 25, 2018
Ethics of Infection Control
Dr. Babette Rump, an infectious disease physician and doctoral candidate at the RIVM National Institute of Public Health and the Environment in the Netherlands, discusses ethical issues around infection control for antimicrobial resistance.
Oct 22, 2018
Revealing Details
Reginald Tucker, production lead for the EID journal, discusses the cover art for the May 2018 issue.
Oct 09, 2018
Global Distribution of Protoparvoviruses
Dr. Eric Delwart, an investigator at the Blood Systems Research Institute, discusses the global distribution of protoparvoviruses.
Oct 03, 2018
Pneumococcal Disease in Refugee Children in Germany
Stephanie Perniciaro, with the German National Reference Center, discusses invasive pneumococcal disease in refugee children in Germany.
Sep 27, 2018
Nerve Palsy in Infants with Congenital Zika Syndrome
Nipunie Rajapakse, a medical doctor in pediatric infectious diseases at the Mayo Clinic, discusses phrenic nerve palsy in infants with congenital Zika.
Sep 12, 2018
Enhanced Surveillance for Coccidioidomycosis
Kaitlin Benedict, a CDC epidemiologist, discusses coccidioides fungi and Valley fever.
Sep 06, 2018
Listeriosis Outbreaks Associated with Soft Cheeses
Kelly Jackson, a surveillance coordinator at CDC, discusses Listeria infection linked to soft cheeses in the United States.
Aug 23, 2018
Genomic Epidemiology of Global Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacter
Dr. Johann Pitout, a medical microbiologist at the University of Calgary, discusses his June 2018 article about carbapenem-resistant enterobacters.
Aug 14, 2018
A Tale of Two Kitchens, Meals and Microbes
Byron Breedlove, Managing Editor of the EID journal, and Martin Meltzer, a CDC senior health economist, discuss their June 2018 cover essay about microbes in the kitchen.
Aug 01, 2018
Progress and Remaining Gaps in Estimating the Global Disease Burden of Influenza
Dr. Joseph Bresee, Associate Director for Global Health, discusses the current status of influenza prevention and control.
Jul 25, 2018
Novel Poxvirus in Proliferative Lesions of Wild Rodents in East Central Texas
Dr. Carolyn Hodo, a postdoctoral research assistant of veterinary integrated biosciences at Texas A&M University, discusses her June 2018 article, "Novel Poxvirus in Proliferative Lesions of Wild Rodents in East Central Texas, USA."
Jul 12, 2018
No Water, No Life
Byron Breedlove, Managing Editor of the EID journal, and Dr. Todd Weber, a medical officer at CDC, discuss their April 2018 cover essay, "No Water, No Life, No Blue, No Green."
Jul 02, 2018
Carbapenem-Nonsusceptible Acinetobacter baumannii
Sandra Bulens, an epidemiologist with CDC discusses Acinetobacter baumannii bacteria that are resistant to carbapenem antibiotics.
Jun 28, 2018
Reemergence of Intravenous Drug Use as Risk Factor for Candidemia, Massachusetts, USA
Dr. Stuart Levitz, a professor of medicine and microbiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, discusses the role of increasing IV drug use in fungal infections.
Jun 19, 2018
History of Mosquitoborne Diseases in the United States
Dr. Max Moreno, Assistant Professor of environmental health science at Indiana University discusses the history of mosquitoborne diseases in the US and the threat of their return.
Jun 13, 2018
Macacine Herpesvirus 1 among Invasive Rhesus Macaques, Florida
Dr. Samantha Wisely, Associate Professor in the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida, discusses macacine herpesvirus 1 and invasive rhesus macaques in Florida.
Jun 01, 2018
Commemorating Misadventures, Celebrating Collaborations
Byron Breedlove, Managing Editor of Emerging Infectious Diseases journal, reads his February 2018 cover essay, "Commemorating Misadventures, Celebrating Collaborations" and discusses a sketch by Picasso and zoonoses.
May 24, 2018
Geogenomic Segregation and Temporal Trends of Human Pathogenic Escherichia coli O157:H7, Washington
Dr. Gillian Tarr, a postdoctoral epidemiologist with the University of Calgary, discusses changes in E. coli populations over time in rural Washington state.
May 17, 2018
Postmortem Findings in Person with Guillain-Barré Syndrome and Zika Virus
Dr. Emilio Dirlikov, an EIS officer in CDC's Center for Global Health, discusses the connection between Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Zika Virus.
May 02, 2018
Ending the HIV/AIDS Pandemic
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at NIH, discusses progress made toward ending HIV/AIDS and other pandemic infectious diseases.
Apr 26, 2018
Deadly Respiratory Disease in Wild Chimpanzees
Dr. Tony Goldberg, Professor of Epidemiology at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Associate Director for Research at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Global Health Institute, discusses an outbreak of rhinovirus C in chimpanzees in Uganda.
Apr 19, 2018
Spread of Canine Flu
Dr. Colin Parrish, a Professor of Virology at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, discusses the spread of influenza among dogs.
Apr 06, 2018
Veterinarian Gets Flu Virus from Cats
Dr. Todd Davis, a CDC research biologist, discusses transmission of avian H7N2 from a cat to a human.
Mar 28, 2018
An Increase in Streptococcus pneumoniae Serotype 12F
Dr. Cynthia Whitney, a CDC medical doctor and Epidemiologist, discusses serotype 12F pneumoniae.
Mar 01, 2018
Mycoplasma genitalium Infections
Dr. Lisa Manhart, a professor of Epidemiology and Global Health with the Center for AIDS and STD at the University of Washington, discusses Mycoplasma genitalium Infections.
Feb 09, 2018
Plague in Uganda
Dr. Paul Mead, a medical officer at CDC, discusses his article on Plague in Uganda.
Jan 26, 2018
Antimicrobial Drug Resistance and Gonorrhea
Dr. Robert Kirkcaldy, a medical officer at CDC, discusses his article on antimicrobial resistance and gonorrhea.
Dec 27, 2017