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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

Lyme disease now, EEE could soon follow

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

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.

deer tick

Join the Fight Against Lyme Disease

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

The Lyme Disease Challenge event November 1 seeks students and faculty from disparate fields to combat the disease Students, post-docs, and faculty from across Tufts University are invited to lend their expertise and fresh ideas… Read More

clear bottle with deer tick captured in it for research project

Why is there a EEE vaccine for horses but not for humans?

Friday, September 13th, 2019

Cummings School Professor Sam Telford, an expert on infections spread by mosquitoes and ticks, explains

Actually, there is a human vaccine for eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), but it has never been approved for public use.

How to Stay Safe from EEE

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

The rare but potentially fatal mosquito-borne virus infected 12 people in Massachusetts last summer.