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A Push to Prevent the Next Pandemic

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

Cummings School expertise is key to a global program headed by the university that aims to stop new viruses from becoming a widespread danger to humans.

USAID personnel work on Ebola recovery in Liberia in 2015. Tufts will head a program that will work with 10 countries in Africa and Asia to halt the spread of emerging viruses that cause diseases like Ebola and COVID-19.

Do We Need to Worry About Nipah Virus?

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

As an outbreak continues to claim lives in India, a Tufts expert explains the rare and deadly viral disease’s origins and why the world needs to pay attention A recent outbreak in India of Nipah… Read More

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.

Protecting Wildlife Species for the Greater Good

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

A lifelong passion for marine life and the encouragement of mentors led Dr. Julie Ellis to Cummings School, where she heads the Seabird Ecological Assessment Network and Northeast Wildlife Disease Cooperative.

Levin: Owl Rescue

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Tufts treated an owl that lost its eye.