One World, One Health. The Faculty of Infectious Diseases effectively addresses infectious disease threats to species and economies world wide by integrating multidisciplinary research in animal, human, and ecosystem health, and by developing successful countermeasures, including vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics.
Why One Health
Across the globe, human health, animal health and the environment are intimately connected. Almost 70 percent of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases originate from animal populations.
Emerging & Re-emerging Diseases
Infectious diseases are defined as emerging if their incidence has either increased recently or threatens to increase in the near future.
Food & Water Safety
Water- and food-borne diseases cause significant morbidity in the U.S., manifesting in a range of diseases, especially gastroenteritis.
Intervention: Diagnostics, Therapeutics, & Vaccines
Advances in genomic and proteomic technologies continue to dramatically impact drug discovery and the development of therapeutics. The challenge we face is to accelerate the rate of discovery and the transition to application, intervention, and impact.