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EEE Warning as Third Mosquito Sample Tests Positive for the Virus

July 16, 2020
Isolated mosquito

Professor Sam Telford spoke with WCVB Boston about concerns around eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in Massachusetts after a third mosquito sample tested positive this season.

Experts Say You Don’t Need To Freak Out About The Plague Now, Too

July 15, 2020
plague doctor

Assistant professor Felicia Nutter, V93, talked to Bustle to help put the threat of the plague into proper perspective for those anxious about recent cases in the news.

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