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Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health

How Much Should I Worry About Ticks?

Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

Professor Sam Telford spoke with Slate.com about all things ticks—from observations of tick populations in his fieldwork to preventing tick bites.

tick on a green leaf

Harnessing Antibodies as Pathogen Hunters

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

Tufts researcher finds combining the right antibody with the right delivery system may prevent many diseases before they wreak havoc in the body

Tufts in Sweet 16 for STAT Madness

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

Sameer Sonkusale and his group’s research on a pill that samples gut microbes is still in the running for best innovations in biomedicine, and needs your vote

Keeping an Eye on the Human-Animal Interface

Thursday, February 18th, 2021

Infectious disease researchers Kaitlin Sawatzki, Nichola Hill, and Wendy Puryear spoke with Nature’s LabAnimal on viral surveillance at the human-animal interface.

clinical veterinarian staff performing a mouth swab on a ferret

Coronavirus FAQs

Friday, February 12th, 2021

Professor Jonathan Runstadler contributed his expertise to NPR’s Goats and Soda for a coronavirus FAQ on a range of topics.

hand wearing a blue surgical glove holding covid-19 vaccine glass bottle

EEE: Lower impact than expected in 2020

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Professor Sam Telford spoke with Boston 25 about why human EEE cases in Massachusetts are lower than expected so far in 2020.

Mosquito sucking blood, little insect on skin