In the Swim of Things
In this podcast, CDC's Dr. Michael Beach discusses the superbug, Cryptosporidium, a common cause of recreational water illness. Created: 5/18/2009 by National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases (NCZVED). Date Released: 5/18/2009.
Cryptosporidium Infections Among Children in Peru
Cryptosporidium is a waterborne bacteria that can cause severe diarrhea and vomiting. In this podcast, Dr. Vita Cama, CDC microbiologist, discusses an article in the October 2008 issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases. The paper examines Cryptosporidium infections among children in Peru, including the number of infections, symptoms experienced, and what species of Crypto were responsible. Created: 9/25/2008 by Emerging Infectious Diseases. Date Released: 9/25/2008.
Cryptosporidium and Giardia in Swimming Pools, Atlanta, Georgia
In this podcast, Dan Rutz speaks with Dr. Joan Shields, a guest researcher with the Healthy Swimming Program at CDC, about an article in June 2008 issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases reporting on the results of a test of swimming pools in the greater Atlanta, Georgia area. Dr. Shields tested 160 pools in metro Atlanta last year for Cryptosporidium and Giardia. These germs cause most recreational water associated outbreaks. Created: 5/29/2008 by Emerging Infectious Diseases. Date Released: 5/29/2008.
Report Card on Food Safety
Listen to this podcast to learn more about how you can reduce your risk of foodborne illness. Created: 3/28/2008 by Division of Foodborne, Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases. Date Released: 4/10/2008.