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    New students arrive amidst pandemic uncertainty

    From a hybrid teaching model to uncertainty about the potential resurgence of COVID-19, our incoming students will be living through unusual times. Read in Profiles

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    Perspectives: Wildlife trade in China

    Name a disease caused by a novel coronavirus pathogen with a probable wildlife market origin that severely disrupts the economy, travel, and global supply chains. How about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)? If it was 2002–2003, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) may have come to mind. Read in Profiles

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    Research roundup: What are the implications of near identical virus genomes discovered thousands of miles apart?

    Declan Schroeder, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, recently collaborated with a team of scientists on a study that assessed phages from different aquatic ecosystems. Read more

         

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Antibiotics are critical for treating many infections, but resistance to these valuable drugs, known as antimicrobial resistance (AMR), threatens their effectiveness and introduces additional health issues.

Airborne diseases, such as influenza A (IAV) and porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSv), circulate on swine farms, costing the industry hundreds of millions of dollars annually. Swine producers invest in air filtration to decrease the risk of new virus introduction, but to improve disease control efforts and to classify the types of viruses affecting herds, particles trapped in the filters must be removed and characterized.

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