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Racing to save humans through animal research

Monday, March 15th, 2021

Professor Jonathan Runstadler comments on his lab’s work studying SARS-CoV-2 and the potential for transmission between humans and animals in a @avmajournals story about the contributions from veterinary researchers around the virus.

clinical veterinarian staff performing a mouth swab on a ferret

A Push to Prevent the Next Pandemic

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

Cummings School expertise is key to a global program headed by the university that aims to stop new viruses from becoming a widespread danger to humans.

USAID personnel work on Ebola recovery in Liberia in 2015. Tufts will head a program that will work with 10 countries in Africa and Asia to halt the spread of emerging viruses that cause diseases like Ebola and COVID-19.

EEE: Lower impact than expected in 2020

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Professor Sam Telford spoke with Boston 25 about why human EEE cases in Massachusetts are lower than expected so far in 2020.

Mosquito sucking blood, little insect on skin

On Public Health and Rat Risks

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Research assistant professor Marieke Rosenbaum says COVID-19 can teach us how to encourage other behavioral changes for health—and plans to test urban rodents.

Marieke Rosenbaum testing a hitech trap outside

How Many People Have Been Infected?

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Associate professor Abhineet Sheoran explains why widespread antibody testing is so critical to moving forward in a COVID-19 world.

Dr. Abhineet Sheoran working with two students in the lab who are enrolled in the MS in Infectious Disease and Global Health Program