Targeted methods to control the spread of COVID-19

Two models exploring how targeted interventions can be used to control the spread of SARS-CoV-2, rather than harsh social distancing mandates like school and workplace closures, have been published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.  Written by researchers associated with the University of Georgia’s Center for the Ecology of […]

CEID Launches the Global Infectious Disease Intelligence Consortium (GIDIC)

The Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases has launched the Global Infectious Disease Intelligence Consortium (GIDIC) to bring together leaders in academic, government agencies, industry, and NGOs who need to be aware of emerging infectious diseases.  Designed to provide members with Infectious Disease Intelligence, GIDIC’s vision is that a […]

Infectious Disease Intelligence: Predicting the Next Pandemic

Can we predict the emergence and spillover of infectious diseases like Ebola or COVID-19? Can we develop an infectious disease warning system that is analogous to weather forecasts, that pinpoints the origin and path of disease spread? On March 24th at Noon Eastern, John Drake will deliver a webinar with […]

Population Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases – Book Now Available

Population Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases, the second book in the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases series is now available through Amazon and is coming soon to your local bookstore. This text provides a comprehensive survey of vector-borne diseases, featuring diverse perspectives of multiple investigators from different disciplinary backgrounds. We […]

CEID FY20 Annual Report

The Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases is proud to report on our activities and accomplishments from FY20 (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020) […]

New model highlights continued COVID-19 risks

A new model posted by the University of Georgia’s Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases shows that the pandemic is not slowing down in the United States. Unlike other COVID-19 mathematical models, the CEID’s model ties together three social distancing scenarios and hard-to-measure interventions like hand washing and wearing a face covering to […]

Herd immunity an impractical strategy, study finds

Results provide insight for public health policymakers fighting COVID-19 Achieving herd immunity to COVID-19 is an impractical public health strategy, according to a new model developed by University of Georgia scientists. The study recently appeared in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Controlling COVID-19 has presented public health policymakers with a […]

Migration shapes patterns of disease transmission

Long-distance animal migrations can trigger relapse of dormant infections, influencing when and where infection risk peaks, according to research by alumnus Dan Becker, PhD ’17, and Asst. Prof. Richard Hall. Read more here.  Photo: A rusty blackbird typically migrates from northern Canada to the United States for winter. Photo provided […]

Opportunities for Graduate Students: Spillover of Ebola & Other Filoviruses

Positions for graduate students are available as part of a multi-year project funded through 2025 by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The goal of the project is to better understand drivers of spillover of Ebolavirus and other African filoviruses along ecological boundaries. You can read more about the project here. […]

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