Outbreak Experts: What to Expect Next from Coronavirus

Researchers from BU’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories explain how the virus “jumped” from animals to humans and how lethal it might prove to be Airports in China and around the world are screening travelers for signs of infection with the new coronavirus. Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images. The world has been on high alert since […]

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NEIDL Symposium: Talking about Infectious Diseases

Anthony Fauci, David Quammen address scientists, BU community members, the public National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony Fauci told the NEIDL symposium audience that because there have always been, and always will be, emerging infectious diseases, “we need people and efforts like those that are going on right here, at BU, and […]

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SPH Welcomes New Global Health Chair

Patricia Hibberd wants to leverage technology to save young lives When Patricia Hibberd (above) looks at her smartphone, she sees a chance to save young lives. Hibberd, the new chair of the School of Public Health’s Department of Global Health, has been working in Malawi, India, and Pakistan to develop a low-cost thermal imaging system […]

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Zika: The Next Pandemic

SPH professor concerned about virus, but also “prepared to be alarmed” The Aedes aegypti mosquito, which spreads dengue, chikungunya, and zika. On February 1, 2016, Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), declared Zika virus “a public health emergency of international concern.” Chan’s statement said the 2016 outbreak is an “extraordinary event” and […]

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