Dialogue: Communicable Diseases And Community Health

Nov 5, 2014

A medical worker administers a flu shot.
Credit U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Communicable diseases are all around us. They range from the simple common cold to more serious illnesses, such as Ebola. One of these is dominating the news cycle. The other is not. In this edition of Dialogue, we find out why.

Infectious disease specialists Colleen Jonsson and Roberta Sturm, and Knox County Health Department director Martha Buchanan, join WUOT's Brandon Hollingsworth to discuss what doctors know about infectious diseases, how you can stay healthy, the anti-vaccination movement and what members of the press can do to better report on topics related to infectious disease.