Sicker livestock may increase climate woes

Climate change is affecting the spread and severity of infectious diseases—and infectious diseases may in turn be contributing to climate change.

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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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Researchers offer insights into aging

A research team at the Odum School of Ecology and the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory have presented a strong case that the mechanism determining lifespan lies at the intersection of the genome and epigenome.

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Op-Ed: Water experts decry rollbacks of environmental protections

An op-ed by aquatic scientists and policy experts decrying rollbacks of environmental protections appeared in the Aug. 31 edition of The Hill. The authors, including Amy Rosemond of the Odum

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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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