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As Climate Change Intensifies, So Does the Need for Veterinarians

By Calum Macpherson, Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Director of Research at St. George's University
October 5, 2017

Diseases that spread from animals to humans are far more sensitive to changing climate patterns than animal- and human-only pathogens, according to a new report from researchers at the University of Liverpool.[1] That means many of these diseases — referred to as zoonoses — will spread faster and farther in coming years. Veterinarians will play […]

Prevent Epidemics with a “One Health” Approach

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
June 5, 2017

A new Zika outbreak could have already started — and we likely wouldn’t know it yet. A recent study published in Nature concludes that the virus spread for months before infections were first reported in South America.[1] Fortunately, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced a new, faster method of determining whether mosquitoes […]

Bon Voyage: An increased global exchange of disease looms

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
May 8, 2017

In 2014, when a doctor who had been treating the Ebola outbreak in West Africa brought the disease back to New York City, the United States was completely unprepared. A survey of America’s hospitals at the time showed that only 6 percent were ready to receive an Ebola patient.[1] Over a year later, things aren’t […]