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Q&A: Fighting the Zika Virus

February 8, 2016 ・ Rose Huber

President Barack Obama is urging Congress to provide $1.8 billion in emergency funding to combat Zika virus, a mosquito-borne illness that has spread into more than 20 countries across Latin America since May 2015.

Tackling Antibiotic Resistance: What Do We Know and What Do We Need to Know?

July 15, 2015 ・ Holly Welles

Ramanan Laxminarayan explains why our antibiotics no longer work as well as they used to and discusses what we can do about it.

Global Livestock Antibiotic Use Expected To Increase 67% By 2030

March 20, 2015 ・ Andrea White for the Princeton Environmental Institute

A team of researchers from Princeton University, the International Livestock Research Institute, the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy has conducted for the first time a broad assessment of antibiotic consumption in livestock…

Ebola Outbreak of 2014 May Have Laid Tracks for Deadly Measles Epidemic in Africa

March 13, 2015 ・ Morgan Kelly, Office of Communications

The Ebola outbreak that has swept West Africa since 2014 may have cleared the way for a more familiar killer that could claim thousands of more lives — measles.

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Dinner Film Screening & Panel Discussion: “Resistance: the Film”

February 17, 2015 ・ Igor Heifetz

Feb 25, 2015 – 6:00pm-7:30pm Location: 300 Wallace Hall Panelists: Michael Graziano, Laura Kahn, Aude Teillant Antibiotics were first massed-produced in the 1940s. Their ability to fight and kill bacteria revolutionized medicine and had profound effects on everything from agriculture to…