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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

What Happens If COVID-19 Infects Wild Animals?

Monday, January 25th, 2021

Tufts researchers are testing species from bats to seals to see if it’s being spread—and explain how the virus could establish a wildlife reservoir. Click to Read Full Article:https://now.tufts.edu/articles/what-happens-if-covid-19-infects-wild-animals

mink in the wild staring out between two rocks

The COVID Mink Crisis, Explained

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

NBCNews.com Professor Jonathan Runstadler spoke with NBCNews.com about the COVID-19 outbreaks at Dutch mink farms. Read full story here: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/animal-news/here-s-why-denmark-culled-17-million-minks-now-plans-n1249610

white mink in a box