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Lyme disease now, EEE could soon follow

June 24, 2020
deer tick

Professor Sam Telford spoke with Boston 25 about mosquitoes and ticks and risk of related vector-borne disease this summer, emphasizing the need for repellant.

Does Fido have coronavirus? Tufts researchers are testing hundreds of animals to find out

June 4, 2020
Black dog being swabbed in nasal cavity for COVID-19 testing

A feature in The Boston Globe highlights the CoVERS study being led by Professor Jonathan Runstadler, which seeks to understand the potential for transfer of the novel coronavirus between humans and animals

COVID-19 from Humans to Animals ‘Highly Unlikely’, Study at Tufts Finding

May 20, 2020
Postdoctoral scholar and animal surveillance coordinator Kaitlin Sawatzki tests samples for the CoVERS study at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.

Postdoctoral scholar Kaitlin Sawatzki talked to The Grafton News about the latest data from Cummings School’s ongoing study on COVID-19 in pets and livestock

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University hosts virtual 38th Commencement

May 13, 2020

NORTH GRAFTON, Mass. (May 13, 2020)—Students of New England’s only veterinary school have shown their incredible strength of community amidst the extraordinary challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. SOURCE:

Social distancing should include pets too, new CDC guidelines say

May 1, 2020
a little dog names cookie at the MSPCA waiting to be fostered during COVID-19 pandemic

Postdoctoral scholar Kaitlin Sawatzki talked to Boston Herald about CDC guidelines that recommend social distancing measures for pets.