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May 28, 2022

S3 E14: Earache My Eye (Really): The Story of Mumpsvirus

This is the very short account of mumpsvirus. Really. It is. Mumps Show Notes: Link Tree: https://www.linktr.ee.com/CauseofDeathpod Etiology and Pathology:...

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May 22, 2022

S3 E15: More Than You Ever Wanted to Know: Monkeypox: Q&A

More Than You Ever Wanted to Know: Q&A: Monkeypox: Rubella Show Notes: Link Tree: https://www.linktr.ee.com/CauseofDeathpod Monkeypox virus: https://www.cdc.gov/smallpox/vaccine-basics/who-gets-vaccination.html...

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May 14, 2022

S3 E13: 100 Seconds to Midnight: War Crimes Part III: Humanitarianism

War Crimes Part III Show Notes: Cause of Death Link Tree: https://www.linktr.ee.com/CauseofDeathpod This is an organic conversation with my friend, Lisa Smith who volunteered her time to go to Poland and Ukraine to help Ukrainian refugees. I’m...

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April 30, 2022

S3 E12: 100 Seconds to Midnight: War Crimes Part II: Survival Stories

War Crimes Part II Show Notes: Cause of Death Link Tree: https://www.linktr.ee.com/CauseofDeathpod History of Ukraine: Yekelchyk, S. (2020). Ukraine: What Everyone Needs to Know®. Oxford University Press. Plokhi Sergi Mikolaïovitch. (2021). The...

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April 17, 2022

S3E11: 100 Seconds to Midnight: War Crimes Part I: Pray for Ukraine

War Crimes Show Notes Cause of Death Link Tree: https://www.linktr.ee.com/CauseofDeathpod History of Ukraine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Gwuu7TXPwI...

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April 2, 2022

S3E10: 100 Seconds to Midnight: Revisiting the HIV Pandemic and the T…

The Podversary Episode: Revisiting the HIV Pandemic and the Throwaway People This is my Podversary episode so I decided to come full circle and revisit the first episode I did for the podcast on the HIV Pandemic. This conversation is …

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April 1, 2022

S3E9: Earache My Eye: The Story of Mumps

While mumps is considered a minor childhood disease, this virus caused millions of children to become deaf and blind before a vaccine was created in 1967. Mumps Show Notes: Etiology and Pathology:...

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March 20, 2022

S3 E8: Minor Childhood Disease: The Story of Measles

What is a minor disease and how dangerous are they? Measles Show Notes Etiology and Pathology: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK448068/ https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/meas.pdf...

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March 7, 2022

S3 E7: 100 Seconds to Midnight: Drip, Drip, Drip

Water Show Notes: 100 Seconds to Midnight:...

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Feb. 20, 2022

S3 E6: Doris Day's Camel: The Story of Pertussis

The story of pertussis is very personal for me. I'll talk about my friend, Russ who died of the disease in 2014. Yes, Doris Day's camel is in there somewhere. Listen and find out. Pertussis Show Notes: The Sound of …

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Feb. 6, 2022

S3 E5: The Grinning Death: The Story of Tetanus

Show Notes for Tetanus: Shout out to #joerogan #joeroganexperience ! Put your money where your mouth is. You promised to put accurate information on Covid-19 out there. I would love to be a guest on your podcast. DM me at …

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Jan. 22, 2022

S3 E4: The Strangling Angel: The Story of Diphtheria

The rich, the poor, the black, the white, and a dog named Balto. Diphtheria Show Notes: History: https://artsci.case.edu/dittrick/2014/04/29/deadly-diphtheria-the-childrens-plague/...

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Jan. 14, 2022

Bonus Episode: Interview with Paige from Darkcast Network

Join Paige and I as we chat about Cause of Death and the causes of death. A behind the scenes look. No show notes, no scripts, just Paige and I shooting the poop.

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Jan. 8, 2022

S3 E3: Responsibility vs. Liability: The Cutter Incident

What did the Cutter Incident leave us with? Are pharmaceutical companies more responsible now, or are testing systems better? Some good things came out of the Cutter Incident, but the Gottsdanker verdict was not one of them. Show Notes for …

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Dec. 23, 2021

S3 E2: More Than You Ever Wanted to Know: Microcytic Hypochromic Anem…

Happy Holidays, everyone! This Christmas episode is a tad short, but I'm sure you have better things to do than listen to the history of disease. In this episode, I'll address a famous person who possibly had this disease, the …

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Dec. 11, 2021

S3 E1: Crippled Generation: The Story of Poliovirus

The story of poliovirus is a long one. This episode covers the history of the disease from its beginning, along with a personal story of my aunt, Dorothy Williams who contracted polio as a child. Polio Research Etiology and Pathology:...

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Nov. 27, 2021

S2 E6: Playing Chicken with a Train: The Potential of Avian Influenza

This is the Season Finale for Potential Infectious Diseases. We're looking at the potential of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza. Could it become a pandemic? How would an outbreak affect the food supply? Let's find out. Avian Influenza Research...

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Nov. 13, 2021

S2 E5: Bats in Your Belfry: The Potential of Nipah Virus

Nipah Virus Research Recent News: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nipah-virus-outbreak-india-kerala/ https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/09/12/1035571714/why-the-world-should-be-more-than-a-bit-worried-about-indias-nipah-virus-outbrea...

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Oct. 30, 2021

S2 E4: More Than You Ever Wanted to Know: Porphyria: The Halloween Sp…

This is a special episode of Cause of Death where I look at porphyria, a very rare gene mutation that affects heme production in the blood. Why do you care? Well, listen and find out. Porphyria Research...

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Oct. 17, 2021

S2 E3: Patient Zero: A Case Study in Epidemiology

Today we travel to India to trace a mystery disease. We'll also talk about John Snow and the Broad Street pump. Show Notes for Patient Zero: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/disease-outbreaks/...

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Oct. 3, 2021

S2 E2: You've Come A Long Way, Baby: The Potential of Respiratory Syn…

Respiratory Syncytial Virus has been around since 1955. The burning question for this episode is: Is RSV already a pandemic? I'll let you decide. Show Notes for RSV: Etiology https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK459215/...

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Sept. 18, 2021

S2 E1: Neglected Tropical Disease: The Potential of Burkholderia pseu…

It's a part of epidemiological function to look at the past to predict the future. This season looks at possible future health crises. Burkholderia pseudomallei is a good place to start.

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Sept. 3, 2021

S1 E12: More Than You Ever Wanted to Know: Q&A III

We're all sick of Covid, so I'm hoping this is the last episode I do on it. This episode talks about Ivermectin, poor data control, and a little about Universal Healthcare.

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Aug. 2, 2021

S1 E11 Q&A More Than You Ever Wanted to Know Part II

I've gotten more questions about COVID and other things, so I put together a very short episode to talk about them. I'll be doing things like this periodically until I start Season 2 in October.

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