Vermont Edition: Tuberculosis, Measles, Flu

AFP stain show Microbacterium tuberculosis (TB).

With all of the talk about vaccines in the news the last couple of months, Vermont Edition will be devoting their next show to epidemiology:

Cold and flu season is upon is, but that annual concern is getting less attention this year because of two other illnesses: tuberculosis and measles.

A TB outbreak in Charlotte is forcing a lot of people to get a quick education in the disease, and a measles outbreak that started in California has re-ignited the debate over vaccines. We talk about the science of how these illnesses are spread, and hear public health advice on containing and preventing them from State Epidemiologist Patsy Kelso.

Listen at noon.