Dogs, frogs, and copepods: Model provides clues about Guinea worm transmission

The parasite that causes Guinea worm disease in humans may be maintained by dogs, frogs and copepods, according to new research from UGA.

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Alumna Christina Faust addresses Girl Scouts

Odum alumna Christina Faust addresses the Athens-area Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Annual Clementi Holder Promises to Keep Breakfast on Sept. 8, 2021.

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Asymptomatic pertussis more common than believed

A new study from Boston University and UGA finds that asymptomatic pertussis may be far more common than previously believed.

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UGA researchers identify rules for predicting climate change effects on host-parasite interactions

New research from UGA identifies rules to help predict how host-parasite relationships will be shaped by global climate change.

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Targeted methods to control SARS-CoV-2 spread

New research from the CEID explores the effectiveness of different non-pharmaceutical intervention methods at slowing the spread of COVID-19.

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UGA to establish national NIH-funded center to fight flu

The National Institutes of Health has awarded UGA a contract to establish the Center for Influenza Disease and Emergence Research.

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UGA’s Amazing Students: Claire Teitelbaum

Claire Teitelbaum, a doctoral student in the Odum School of Ecology, is featured in UGA’s Amazing Students series.

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Light pollution drives increased risk of West Nile virus

By attracting birds and mosquitoes, light pollution is enhancing the likelihood that they’ll spread West Nile virus to animals and humans.

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Long-lived butterfly parasites can’t take the heat

Debilitating parasite spores that infect monarch butterflies can persist for years at cool temperatures, but are knocked out by heat.

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Disease Detectives

Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases researchers are working toward predicting future outbreaks by studying how hosts and parasites interact in the wild.

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