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Articles tagged: pathogens

Giraffes Under Parasitic Attack?

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Besides their graceful long necks and legs, giraffes are most recognizable by their distinctive spots. Now conservationists are concerned about a different sort of spots on giraffes, made up of dead tissue and crusty sores that ooze blood or pus.

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.

Sea Sick

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

An MCM alumna is on the trail of an illness that has migrated to the oyster beds of New England—one associated with a pathogen typically found in warm water.