Podcast Episode 28: The Case of the Dog Plague in Colorado

mosquito_sickEver hear about the Black Death? Well, this week a dog in Colorado got the plague (Yersinia pestis) and gave it to his owner.  Dr. John tells Murphy and the rest of us why this was a particularly weird occurrence.  Also this week, hip replacements may not be as safe as we thought.

Our trade secret comes from a new health headline on why mosquitoes go after some people and leave others alone.  Are you one of those people that become a mosquito-feeder every summer?  Scientists think that they finally know the reason why.  Dr. John gives us some hints on how to become less attractive to those blood-sucking annoyances.

This week in medical moments, Dr. John tells us why the man we all blamed for spreading HIV/AIDS is probably innocent.  How much do you know about this pandemic?

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Want to learn more about today’s stories?

Learn about Colorado’s case of the plague here.

Learn about mosquitoes here.

And as always, check in with us next Tuesday for a new episode