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Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health

A World Without Rinderpest

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Cummings School’s Jeffrey Mariner, who played a key role in eradicating the devastating cattle plague from the wild, weighs in on an effort to destroy laboratory samples of the virus

Battling Ebola in Congo

Monday, June 10th, 2019

A Cummings School expert in global health shares what’s working in the latest outbreak—and what needs to change

Predicting the Course of TB

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

If a scientist can unlock why the bacterium that causes tuberculosis affects individuals so differently, she can point the way to more personalized treatments.

Assistant Professor Gillian Beamer of Infectious Disease and Global Health, poses for a photograph in a laboratory at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

Might Mice

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Cummings School and MIT work with Massachusetts citizens to genetically fight Lyme disease.

Disease Fighters

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Professionals from Rwanda travel to the U.S. to develop leadership skills in managing outbreaks.

A Step in the Fight Against a Deadly Parasite

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Scientists at Tufts devise a method to store the Cryptosporidium parasite, aiding vaccine research efforts In May, just before one of the hottest summers on record, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued… Read More