Cummings School alumni and faculty members team up to help a monkey victim of the illegal pet trade
The young spider monkey was no more than a year old when her mother was killed. Poachers in Belize had shot her so they could sell the young monkey as a pet. The shotgun blast knocked the small monkey clear of the tree where she was being cradled by her mother—shattering her right arm, dislocating her tail, and peppering her body with shot pellets.
Cummings School Professor Sam Telford, an expert on infections spread by mosquitoes and ticks, explains
Actually, there is a human vaccine for eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), but it has never been approved for public use.
The rare but potentially fatal mosquito-borne virus has been detected in Massachusetts and Connecticut
Cummings School’s Jeffrey Mariner, who played a key role in eradicating the devastating cattle plague from the wild, weighs in on an effort to destroy laboratory samples of the virus
The pill is the first known working device capable of non-invasively and accurately assessing the profile of bacterial species inhabiting any stage of the gastrointestinal tract
As Congress orders an investigation of whether the Pentagon is to blame for the Lyme disease epidemic, a Cummings School expert explains why that’s a waste of public time and money
If a Cummings School scientist can unlock why tuberculosis affects individuals so differently, she can point the way to more personalized treatments Tuberculosis is the Jekyll and Hyde of infectious disease. It infects a quarter of the world’s people, according to the World Health Organization, but at least 90 percent of them never develop clinical Read More
A Cummings School expert in global health shares what’s working in the latest outbreak—and what needs to change
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University invites applications from experienced individuals to join the Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health (IDGH), with programs in infectious disease and international health, wildlife and conservation medicine. The ideal candidate will hold a PhD degree with substantial expertise and interest in infectious disease ecology of viral Read More
Cummings School and MIT work with Massachusetts citizens to genetically fight Lyme disease.