Aired Thursday, October 30 at 6 p.m. Ebola, once thought to be far from having effects in the U.S., has arrived to touch us at home. Fear of the virus has spread across the nation, but is it warranted and how prepared are we to handle Ebola? In this edition of Health Matters we spoke with Dr. John Vanchiere, Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Dr. Gerald Capraro, Assistant Professor of Pathology from LSU Health, and Knox Andress, RN, Region 7 Hospital Preparedness Coordinator. They provided information and took your calls at 800-552-8502.
Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a severe, often fatal illness in humans. With the first case on American soil emerging in Dallas, Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center is partnering with LSU Health Shreveport and Red River Radio to present a free public forum on Ebola at Sci-Port's IMAX Dome Theatre. The one-hour Ebola 101 Forum is set for Saturday, Oct. 18, at 10 a.m.
Red River Radio's Kate Archer Kent will moderate a panel of experts featuring Dr. Martha M. Whyte, director of Region 7 Office of Public Health; Gerald A. Capraro, Ph.D., director of the clinical microbiology and diagnostic virology laboratory at LSU Health Shreveport; and Dr. John A. Vanchiere, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at LSU Health Shreveport.
Sci-Port is located at 820 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport, La., 71101. More information is at 318-424-3466.
Aired Thursday, July 25 at 6 p.m. Since the first Aids cases were diagnosed in the U.S. in the 80s, many advancements have been made in the screening and treatment of HIV. What are these advancements? Infectious Disease Physician Dr. Gerardo Negron, Brett Malone, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Center in Shreveport, and Robert Darrow joined us for Health Matters to provide the latest information and take your questions during the show.