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Zoonotic Diseases Are Becoming More Dangerous. SGU Has the Solution.

By Calum Macpherson, Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Director of Research at St. George's University
May 10, 2018

The World Health Organization just identified a mysterious new disease that could emerge over the next year — and pose a huge threat to human health. Referred to as ‘Disease X’, the pathogen will likely be transmitted from animals.[1] That’s not surprising. Many of the world’s most dangerous diseases come from animals. Successfully defeating such […]

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 […]