Preventing infectious diseases

A digitally-colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of Zika virus. Andrea Ferrante hopes that the use of peptides will allow for vaccines for viruses such as Zika. (Wikimedia commons photo courtesy of Center for Disease Control)

From AIDS to Zika, there have been hundreds of new infectious diseases identified over the past 50 years. This summer, headlines have been full of reports of product recalls because of food-borne infection risk and concerns about mosquito borne infections that were not known to most North American providers 20 years ago. Dr. Jay Butler will be host of the next Line One: Your Health Connection, and his guest will be Dr. Tom Hennessy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Arctic Investigations Program. The topic will be investigating infectious diseases outbreaks—how are the causes of infectious disease outbreaks determined and how are new disease syndromes investigated?

 

GUEST:
  • Dr. Tom Hennessy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Arctic Investigations Program

 

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