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The pathogen is the chytrid fungus, which has raced around the world over the past two decades, and now afflicts more than 500 amphibian species in 52 countries. “I can’t think of another disease on the planet more significant than this amphibian disease,” says Peter Daszak, president of EcoHealth Alliance.
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Saudi Arabia Reports 7 Deaths in Outbreak of SARS-Like Disease, EcoHealth Alliance and other scientists are still trying to figure out the source of the new virus. It closely resembles a coronavirus found in bats, but exactly how it jumped to humans isn't known.
EcoHealth Alliance's Annual Gala on April 23, 2013, Honoring Sandi E. Peterson - Check out the photos!
EcoHealth Alliance's Annual Gala is April 23, 2013 at the W New York Hotel in New York City. Check out the photos from our Gala!
The viral diseases that make headlines — AIDS, SARS, Ebola, and so on — almost always spill over from other species when people hunt animals for meat, turn them into pets, or otherwise make contact in ways that disturb habitats and disrupt the natural order.
The University of Iowa College of Public Health Department of Epidemiology is pleased to announce that Dr. Peter Daszak, PhD, President of EcoHealth Alliance and noted disease ecologist, will be awarded the 2013 Hsu-Li Distinguished Lectureship in Epidemiology on April 19, 2013 on the University of Iowa campus.
A deadly SARS-like virus capable of spreading person-to-person poses a low overall risk of pandemic, a top Saudi Arabia health official said Tuesday, and rejected complaints from some Western scientists that the kingdom is sharing too little critical information on the outbreak.
Researchers from the group screened more than 600 bats from 42 species in Mexico, looking for new viruses.
L'Oréal For Girls in Science profiles EcoHealth Alliance research scientist, Elizabeth Loh. Click to watch the video.
The short-lived, worldwide epidemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome that began its streak across the globe 10 years ago, starting in February 2003, has been echoed over the past 8 months by what is so far a much more limited number of cases of a new, mysterious respiratory virus closely related to the SARS pathogen.
EcoHealth Alliance’s very own bat experts, Drs. Jon Epstein and Kevin Olival, were called upon to comment on a recent paper about bats and disease.
For the first time, scientists have found evidence of the African Ebola virus in Asian fruit bats, suggesting that the virus is far more widespread around the world than had been previously known.
L'Oréal For Girls in Science profiles EcoHealth Alliance field veterinarian and senior research scientist, Dr. Mindy Rostal. Click to watch the video.