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Dr. Nicholas 'Nico' Preston is the Director of Data Science and Research Technology (DART) at EcoHealth Alliance.
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From Bangladesh to Brazil, experience what it’s like to rescue sea turtles off the coast of Mexico or trudge through tropical rainforests searching for the next emerging deadly disease. EcoHealth Alliance scientists give you a snapshot from the field and personal accounts of conservation projects like these from around the world.

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Why wildlife health is important for conservation

Posted by Catherine Machalaba on December 3, 2013

Wildlife health is an important and growing, yet often overlooked, component of the conservation of wild species. Just like humans and domestic animals, wildlife are susceptible to intra- and inter-species diseases that can cause morbidity (the number of individuals in poor health in a given time period) and mortality.

This Halloween: Bats Beware

Posted by William "Billy" Karesh on October 25, 2013

The solution to preventing these diseases and ones we have yet to discover is to reduce our impact on wild places and protect bats from disturbance, hunting and misguided persecution.

Interview With a Zombie: Insights Into Pandemics

Posted by William "Billy" Karesh on October 20, 2013

What could zombies tell us about outbreaks of scary new diseases?

Pennies to Prevent Pandemics: Virodiversity as a Grand Challenge for Global Health Security

Posted by William "Billy" Karesh on September 6, 2013

What would you say if you were asked to pay three cents a year to possibly prevent hundreds or thousands of deaths, reduce terrifying disease outbreaks and save billions of dollars in economic losses due to infectious diseases?

Deadly MERS Mystery Maybe Solved: Bats One Up Camels

Posted by William "Billy" Karesh on August 26, 2013

For over a year now, medical researchers have been searching for the source of the new coronavirus that has killed dozens of people that lived in, or traveled to, the Middle East. Viruses typically are named for where they are found, so this one has been dubbed the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, or MERS-CoV for short.

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