Impact of booster vaccines on seasonal surges in SARS-CoV-2 amid variant emergence

Since the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic began, there has been an extreme strain on hospitals and medical professionals and many lives have been impacted. Two main intervention methods have been implemented to reduce the spread and severity of SARS-CoV-2: vaccination and non-pharmaceutical interventions, such as social distancing, quarantining, and hygienic measures.Periodic surges […]

The Impact of Deforestation on Transmission of Disease to Humans

The Impact of Deforestation on Transmission of Disease to Humans By: Brenna Daly The environmental changes caused by deforestation have significant effects on wildlife communities and alter how humans and wildlife interact. These changes in the environment contribute to increased human health risk, specifically from zoonotic spillover potential (the transmission […]

Controlling pathogens in honey bee hives

Honey bees serve as an immense agricultural and economic source of influence, providing honey and vital pollination services. However, honey bees are also prone to disease and parasitic infection, which has contributed to their decline in recent years, along with pesticide use and nutritional stress. Controlling varroa mites and similar […]

Environmental factors and body size effects on helminth transmission in mole crabs

Infections from helminths, also known as parasitic worms, can result in a health burden on the host species and pose significant ecological consequences. Understanding the dynamics behind parasite transmission, including possible environmental conditions that may play a role, is vital to understanding disease transmission more broadly. Mole crabs are affected […]

Protecting human health through landscape immunity

When humans alter the natural landscape, it increases the risk of zoonotic spillover, which is when a disease jumps from wildlife to humans. Disease spillover can be dangerous because it introduces novel illnesses that may be difficult to control or treat in human populations. These disease spillover events can occur […]

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