Tag: David Hamer

Researchers Support Increased Genomic Sequencing of Dengue for More Effective Prevention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, March 19, 2024 Contact:Cassandra Kocek (BU Center on Emerging Infectious Diseases), ckocek@bu.eduJillian McKoy (BU School of Public Health), jpmckoy@bu.eduGina DiGravio (BU Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine), ginad@bu.edu ## Researchers Support Increased Genomic Sequencing of Dengue for More Effective Prevention Dengue is a disease characterized by fever, rash, headache, myalgia, and […]

Data Science and Surveillance: Reflections and Opportunities in Emerging Infectious Diseases – Nov. 29, 2023

CEID core on Data Science & Surveillance presents “Data Science and Surveillance: Reflections and Opportunities in Emerging Infectious Diseases”. When: Wednesday, November 29, 2023 12-1 pm Where: 72 E. Concord St, L-403, Boston, MA and via Zoom This event features a discussion with Boston University faculty members, David Hamer, MD; Heather Hsu, MD, MPH; and […]

COVID rates are ticking up in Mass. Thanksgiving may not be the only reason | WBUR

COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts have increased slightly since Thanksgiving. However, they make up a smaller proportion of hospital emergency departments’ overall visits compared to this time last year. This is likely due to increased immunity over the last year from vaccinations and previous infections. CEID faculty member, Dr. David Hamer recommended people at higher risk […]

China seeing surge in ‘unexplained pneumonia’ — should we be worried here? | NBC 10 Boston

China has recently reported a surge of unexplained respiratory illness, particularly among children. However, many experts in the US don’t consider it a cause for alarm. CEID faculty Dr. David Hamer told NBC 10 Boston he theorizes this increase could be attributed to young children having become more “susceptible as a result of the lockdowns […]

CEID launches four Core Research Initiatives

This year, as Boston University’s Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases Policy & Research (CEID) continues to pursue our mission to build resilience against new pandemic threats, we have focused our efforts on four Core Research Initiatives. These cores highlight high priority areas within emerging infectious that require closer linkage between research, operational response and policy: […]