Welcome to the Department of Infectious Diseases
The threat to animal and public health posed by viral, bacterial and parasitic infectious diseases is a matter of grave concern. These diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide, claiming at least 17 million human lives, and indeterminable numbers of domesticated and wild animals each year. Most, but not all, of these infections are zoonotic, including almost all bio-terror agents and most emerging diseases.
Infectious diseases not only place a great strain on the already stretched public and animal health services, but also add to the socio-economic burden of the rich and the poor. These agents also impact global security by affecting food supplies for an increasing world population, access to international trade and economic growth, and raise concerns for potential use as pathogens in bioterrorism. Click here to read our full mission statement.
Congratulations to Dr. Sanchez for her appointment as chair of the AAVMC One Health Committee for 2015-2016.
Congratulations to Xin Li and a student in Dr. Klonowski's lab on being awarded the AAI Careers in Immunology Fellowship!
UGA Today--"Not a win-win: Treating for worms helps animals survive, then spread infectious diseases"
Featuring Dr. Vanessa Ezenwa
Columns--"College of Veterinary Medicine researchers develop new treatment for rabies"
Featuring Dr. Biao He and Dr. Zhen Fu
Welcome Dr. Ted Ross!--"Noted infectious disease researcher to join UGA"
Contragulations to Dr. Olivia Perwitasari, winner of the post doctoral award from OVPR!
This Week in Virology: "A netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick"
Featuring Dr. Zhen Fu and Dr. Biao He
Congratulations to Dr. Ralph Tripp
UGA Today-- "UGA College of Veterinary Medicine receives Gates Foundation grant to study norovirus"
Congratulations to Lisa McEwen, one of three winners of the Edward Jenner poster prize!
UGA website-- "Focus on the Faculty: Julie Moore"
UGA website-- "Focus on the Faculty: Vanessa Ezenwa"
Congratulations Dr. Hondalus!
Columns--"Nine faculty named Service-Learning Fellows for 2014-2015"