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Spider Monkey Mission

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.

Why is there a EEE vaccine for horses but not for humans?

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.

How to Stay Safe from EEE

The rare but potentially fatal mosquito-borne virus has been detected in Massachusetts and Connecticut

A World Without Rinderpest

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

It May Be Possible to Predict How TB Will Affect Each Patient

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

Battling Ebola in Congo

A Cummings School expert in global health shares what’s working in the latest outbreak—and what needs to change

Research Assistant Professor in Infectious Disease Ecology at Tufts University

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

Mighty Mice

Cummings School and MIT work with Massachusetts citizens to genetically fight Lyme disease.