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Not a win-win: Treating for worms helps animals survive infectious diseases—and spread them

Parasitic worms have been shown to influence how the immune system responds to diseases like HIV and tuberculosis. In a new study of African buffalo, Vanessa Ezenwa has found that de-worming drastically improved an animal’s chances of surviving bovine tuberculosis—but with the consequence of increasing the spread of TB in the population.

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Odum Research featured on GPB’s Georgia Outdoors

Be sure to catch Georgia Outdoors on Georgia Public Broadcasting on Friday Jan. 23 at 8:30 PM. This week's show is all about alligators and will highlight some of the research being conducted by Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia graduate student Gregory Skupien on Jekyll Island.

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