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Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health

Influenza’s wild origins in the animals around us

Friday, March 9th, 2018

With the 100th anniversary of the “Spanish flu” approaching, Jonathan Runstadler writes a piece for the Conversation US looking at the origin of influenza in animals and how understanding the ecology and history of the disease in animals could provide valuable information to aid in preventing future risks to humans.

Can We Eradicate Goat Plague?

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

A Cummings School researcher is looking to wipe out a viral illness that threatens endangered species-and the livelihoods of families in the developing world.

A Rescue Mission

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

For years, international organizations have turned to Jim and Jenny Desmond to care for primates in crisis and to track dangerous diseases. Now, they’re taking on their toughest challenge yet.

The Flu Hunters

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

A new research team at Cummings School is racing to keep the world ahead of the next pandemic.

Lyme disease preventable by taking steps to avoid tick bites

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Pest control experts who began seeing ticks in early February because of a warm winter and an abundance of acorns now say this will be one of the worst tick seasons in years – which may lead to an increase in Lyme disease.

Dr. Saul Tzipori’s Journey

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

“My journey started 60 years ago,” began Dr. Saul Tzipori, “I was 15 years old, growing up in Israel.”