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How Does COVID-19 Compare with the Flu?

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

A Cummings School expert on influenza and infectious disease shares what we might expect to see as the new coronavirus continues to spread—and how to stay safe

A World Without Rinderpest

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Cummings School’s Jeffrey Mariner, who played a key role in eradicating the devastating cattle plague from the wild, weighs in on an effort to destroy laboratory samples of the virus

Predicting the Course of TB

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

If a scientist can unlock why the bacterium that causes tuberculosis affects individuals so differently, she can point the way to more personalized treatments.

Assistant Professor Gillian Beamer of Infectious Disease and Global Health, poses for a photograph in a laboratory at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

Might Mice

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Cummings School and MIT work with Massachusetts citizens to genetically fight Lyme disease.