Volume 7-2001 and Volume 5-1999 are links to podcasts recorded in 2015 about articles that appeared in EID during those years. Volume 12-2006 is a link to a podcast recorded in 2018.
This podcast looks at the epidemiologic characteristics of Alkhurma Hemorrhagic Fever in humans in Najran City, Saudi Arabia. CDC epidemiologist Dr. Adam MacNeil discusses the severity and risk factors for the illness.
View full-text article: Alkhurma Hemorrhagic Fever in Humans, Najran, Saudi Arabia
In this podcast, Dr. Mathew Esona of the Division of Viral Diseases at CDC describes the discovery of a unique Group A rotavirus isolated from fruit bats in Kenya.
View full-text article: Reassortant Group A Rotavirus from Straw-colored Fruit Bat (Eidolon helvum)
In this podcast, CDC's Dr. Nicole Cohen describes research that examined the usefulness of thermal scanners for detecting fever in large groups of people in public settings, such as hospitals and airports.
View full-text article: Comparison of 3 Infrared Thermal Detection Systems and Self-Report for Mass Fever Screening
This podcast looks at bloodstream infections with Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other pathogens among outpatients infected with HIV in Southeast Asia. CDC health scientist Kimberly McCarthy discusses the study and why bloodstream infections occur in HIV-infected populations.
View full-text article: Bloodstream Infections among HIV-Infected Outpatients, Southeast Asia
This podcast describes research done in Ghana examining a correlation between type 2 diabetes and a possible increased risk for malaria infection in adults. Dr. Manoj Menon, a medical officer in the Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria in the Center for Global Health, discusses questions the study raises.
View full-text article: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Increased Risk for Malaria Infection
In this podcast, CDC's Dr. David Swerdlow discusses the relationship between Helicobacter pylori and peptic ulcer disease and trends in hospitalization rates for peptic ulcer disease in the United States between 1998 and 2005.
View full-text article: Trends in Hospitalizations for Peptic Ulcer Disease, United States, 1998–2005
This podcast describes public health surveillance and communication in hard to reach populations in Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego County, California. Dr. Marian McDonald, Associate Director of CDC's Health Disparities in the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, discusses the importance of being flexible in determining the most effective media for health communications.
View full-text article: Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Surveillance in Marginalized Populations, Tijuana, Mexico
This podcast describes paralytic poliomyelitis infections acquired by immune-deficient Iranian children following their exposure to live-virus polio vaccine. Olen Kew, Associate Director for Global Laboratory Science at CDC, discusses implications of the use of live-virus vaccines in global polio eradication efforts.
View full-text article: Vaccine-associated Paralytic Poliomyelitis in Immunodeficient Children, Iran, 1995–2008
This podcast describes the outbreak of Rickettsia felis in Kenya between August 2006 and June 2008, and in rural Senegal from November 2008 through July 2009. CDC infectious disease pathologist Dr. Chris Paddock discusses what researchers learned about this flea-borne disease and how to prevent infection.
View full-text article: Human Infection with Rickettsia felis, Kenya
This podcast describes the re-emergence of Rift Valley Fever in Madagascar during two rainy seasons in 2008 and 2009. CDC epidemiologist Dr. Pierre Rollin discusses what researchers learned about the outbreak and about infections in the larger population in Madagascar.
View full-text article: Rift Valley Fever during Rainy Seasons, Madagascar, 2008 and 2009
This podcast describes monitoring of the use of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis for Salmonella surveillance in Houston, Texas. CDC microbiologist Peter Gerner-Smidt discusses the importance of the PulseNet national database in surveillance of food-borne infections.
View full-text article: Pulsed-field Gel Electrophoresis for Salmonella Infection Surveillance, Texas, USA, 2007
This podcast describes the emergence of the first human cases of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever in Sudan in 2008. CDC epidemiologist Dr. Stuart Nichol discusses how the disease was found in Sudan and how it spread in a hospital there.
View full-text article: Nosocomial Outbreak of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, Sudan
This podcast describes an investigation into how H1N1 was spreading within households during the initial days of the pandemic in Texas. CDC's Dr. Oliver Morgan discusses what investigators learned about the role that children played in introducing the virus into households and spreading flu.
View full-text article: Household Transmission of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009, San Antonio, Texas, USA, April–May 2009
This podcast describes monitoring of Haemophilus influenzae disease in Europe from 1996 through 2006. CDC epidemiologist Stacey Martin discusses what researchers learned about the effect of vaccination on disease prevalence.
View full-text article: Invasive Haemophilus influenzae Disease, Europe, 1996–2006
This podcast describes a 10-year study of the use of postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) for rabies in New York State. CDC's Dr. Brett Petersen discusses the prevalence of rabies in the United States and how the study lends support to recent changes in the recommended PEP protocol.
View full-text article: Terrestrial Rabies and Human Postexposure Prophylaxis, New York, USA
This podcast describes the emergence of increasingly drug resistant tuberculosis at a mine in South Africa. CDC's Dr. Dixie Snider discusses the outbreak and some of the reasons it may have occurred, despite the existence of a well-functioning TB control program at the mine.
View full-text article: Emergence of Increased Resistance and Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Despite Treatment Adherence, South Africa