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Seema Yasmin's blog posts

posted 02/24/2021
Dr. Seema Yasmin shares an excerpt from her new book, "Viral BS: Medical Myths and Why We Fall for Them.”
posted 01/27/2016

Zika virus has been generating a lot of news lately. But the reports haven't always been accurate. Dr. Seema Yasmin offers a quick primer and dispels a couple of myths for reporters filing stories on the epidemic as it spreads through the Americas.

posted 07/08/2015

An epidemic of neglected tropical diseases is bubbling just beneath the surface in the United States, trapping the impoverished in a cycle of sickness and poverty. In Texas, infection with the cysticercosis tapeworm is now a major cause of epilepsy among poor residents.

Seema Yasmin's Blog

Dr. Seema Yasmin shares an excerpt from her new book, "Viral BS: Medical Myths and Why We Fall... more »
posted 02/24/21
Zika virus has been generating a lot of news lately. But the reports haven't always been accurate... more »
posted 01/27/16
An epidemic of neglected tropical diseases is bubbling just beneath the surface in the United... more »
posted 07/08/15

Seema Yasmin's Work

In the southern U.S., tropical diseases such as Chagas disease, toxocariasis, leishmaniasis can cause debilitating illness, disfigurement and even death. Dr. Seema Yasmin shares how she took on the topic.

Dr. Seema Yasmin’s reported this story as a National Health Journalism Fellow at the University of Southern California’s Center for Health Journalism.

Like many streets in Houston’s Greater Fifth Ward, Worms Street offers the perfect environment for the spread of tropical diseases. Many of these infections aren’t new, but rising temperatures and poverty create a perfect storm for their spread.