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