Infectious disease

Zoonosis And One Health

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It’s estimated that more than 6 out of every 10 known infectious diseases in people can be spread from animals, and that 3 out of every 4 new or emerging infectious diseases in people come from animals.

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Preventative measures are typically best when it comes to maintaining your health, but often our abilities to stay healthy can be affected by medical costs, outdated services or even a sick co-worker. 

Meghan Duffy / University of Michigan

Professor Meghan Duffy, an expert in infectious diseases who recently lectured at Utah State University, was interested in how food webs in lakes are affected by pathogens, not drug discovery. She set up an experiment to see how water fleas – a small crustacean that are also important food for young fish – grow and reproduce under different diets with different pathogen exposures.

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Everyone has battled an infection. The culprits are pathogenic microbes such as bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites. These pathogens can give us illnesses ranging from a nagging cold to a life-threating Staph infection. Infectious diseases claim many lives, but are often treatable if a rapid and accurate diagnosis is made.