New UGA model highlights continued COVID-19 risks

A new model from the UGA Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases shows continued risk from the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S.

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Herd immunity an impractical strategy, study finds

Achieving herd immunity to COVID-19 is an impractical public health strategy, according to a new model from UGA scientists.

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Migration shapes patterns of disease transmission

Long-distance animal migrations can trigger relapse of dormant infections, influencing when and where infection risk peaks, according to research by alumnus Dan Becker, PhD ’17, and Asst. Prof. Richard Hall.

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New algorithm signals a possible disease resurgence

UGA scientists developed an algorithm that monitors public health data to predict reemergence of existing infectious diseases like mumps and pertussis.

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Infectious diseases professor studies immune response

Vanessa Ezenwa integrates perspectives from microbial to ecosystem scales to explore the interactions of parasites and social behavior.

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Drake discusses mismatch between COVID-19 death and case rates

John Drake was interviewed on BBC Newsday about the reasons for the current mismatch between the rates of COVID-19 cases and deaths.

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Vector age and species effects influence malaria transmission

Models of malaria transmission that take vector age and species effects into account yield different results than those that don’t.

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Preliminary study results suggest COVID-19 outbreaks likely on campuses

Preliminary results from a study by Prof. John Drake suggest COVID-19 outbreaks on university campuses are likely.

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UGA researchers to study zoonotic disease spillover

The UGA Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases will study the effects of environmental and human factors on zoonotic disease spillover.

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Gittleman to address AVMA Global Health Summit

Odum School Dean John L. Gittleman will deliver the opening address at the 2020 American Veterinary Medical Association Global Health Summit.

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