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WNYC News

Ebola Preparations Continue in NY as Conn. Student Isolated

Thursday, October 16, 2014

No cases of Ebola have been confirmed here in the five boroughs. But not far away, Yale-New Haven Hospital has isolated a student with a suspected case of the virus.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 394: No Comfort

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Epidemiologists Anne Purfield (L) and Michelle Dynes (R) talk about responding to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.

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The Takeaway

You Can't Get Ebola from a Doorknob

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

But as cases of Ebola infection spread to Dallas and now Spain, communities are questioning whether their public health systems are prepared to contain the virus before it spreads.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Let's Talk About Talking About HPV

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

14 million people are infected with HPV every year. Dr. Paul Offit says doctors should talk about cancer -- and not sex -- when telling parents about the vaccine for teens.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: Ticks

Friday, August 16, 2013

There are more ticks in more places than ever before, and over the past two decades tick-borne illness has increased, especially in the northeast. Dr. Thomas Mather, director of the University of Rhode Island’s Center for Vector-Borne Disease and its TickEncounter Resource Center, and Dr. Thomas Daniels, Associate Research Scientist and Co-Director of the Vector Ecology Laboratory at Fordham University’s Louis Calder Center, tell us all about ticks, the blood-sucking arachnids that can spread disease and how to protect against tick bites and prevent tick-borne disease.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Flu Outbreak 101

Friday, January 11, 2013

Dr. Kent Sepkowitz, infectious disease specialist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, explains the science behind the flulike epidemic sweeping the country.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Animal Infections and Human Diseases

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

David Quammen discusses the emergence of strange new diseases around the world that originate in wild animals and pass to humans by a process called spillover. In Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic, he recounts his adventures in the field—netting bats in China, trapping monkeys in Bangladesh, stalking gorillas in the Congo—with the world’s leading disease scientists to learn how, why, and where these diseases emerge.

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