Dengue fever

Dr. Brian Thompson, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology and a Native American, talks about his attendance at the first World Conference on Indigenous Peoples as a representative of Upstate Medical University in September at the United Nations.

Also this week: Dr. Timothy Endy shares his personal experience with Dengue fever, a growing global health problem. Plus, Carrie Roseamelia, administrative coordinator for Upstateā€™s Rural Medical Education program, talks about what attracts medical students to practice in rural areas.

Biomedical researchers from across the world will converge in Syracuse Friday to discuss a disease that is usually associated with tropical climates. Dengue fever, which is one of the leading causes of illness and death in the tropics, has turned up in the United States.