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Cats Are Better Than Dogs (at Catching the Coronavirus)

July 19, 2021
veterinary giving the vaccine to the cat

Professor Jonathan Runstadler is quoted in The New York Times on the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission between humans and pets.

Tufts veterinary school takes part in nationwide mammal survey

July 14, 2021
One of the camera traps tied to a tree at Tufts University's Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine--a digital, battery-operated model capable of taking hundreds of photos.

Research assistant professor Chris Whittier spoke with The Grafton News about the school’s wildlife camera traps and working on Snapshot USA’s mammal survey.

There’s a Vaccine for Lyme Disease. So Why Can’t We Get It?

July 10, 2021
tick

Professor Sam Telford spoke with New York Magazine about ticks and Lyme Disease.

How Much Should I Worry About Ticks?

June 29, 2021
tick on a green leaf

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

Wildlife camera project gives glimpse into natural world that goes unseen

June 17, 2021
Raccoon

Research assistant professor Chris Whittier spoke with WCVB Boston about the school’s participation in the first national mammal survey using wildlife cameras.