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News Release 13-174

Outbreak: Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease grants support research on disease transmission

Awards fund studies of how diseases spread among humans, other animals and the environment

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A Tasmanian devil

EEID scientists will research an infectious cancer decimating Tasmanian devil populations.

Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Wayne McLean


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Closeup of a bee on a flower

The largest cause of honeybee declines is the Varroa mite, subject of an EEID award.

Credit: USDA


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Closeup of a mosquitoe on skin

Mosquitoes: the vector for the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum.

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Cape buffalo in the field

Cape buffalo in Africa act as a host for the contagious foot-and-mouth disease virus.

Credit: Wikimedia Commons/John Storr


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A frog in water

Amphibian pathogens, such as a fungus infecting frogs, are the focus of an EEID award.

Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Forrest Brem


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Pigs grazing on a field

Do livestock practices contribute to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria?

Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Jessica Reeder


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