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epidemiology

Farm animals
Putting the kibosh on contagion
Published Summer 2018
Surveillance system developed at APL could help public health officials identify infected populations—among humans and animals / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Public health
An early warning system for malaria
Published Oct 23, 2017 Video
Using satellite and population data, researchers hope to give public health officials more lead time
Promising anti-malaria strategies detailed
Published Sept 28, 2017
In separate studies, Hopkins researchers test bacteria that suppresses development of malaria parasite, genetic modification that boosts mosquito immune systems
Public health
High rural suicide rates largely driven by guns
Published Aug 17, 2017
Of every three deaths involving guns, only one is a homicide. The other two are suicides.
Epidemiology
Cholera vaccines less effective for kids than adults
Published Aug 9, 2017
Findings indicate that one dose, spread out over twice as many people, may be more effective at treating outbreaks than a traditional two-dose method / School of Public Health
Zika virus
Economic impact of Zika outbreak could exceed $18B in Latin America, Caribbean
Published May 8, 2017
Carey School researchers conduct rapid assessment analysis based on existing data on incidence, transmission of virus linked to birth defects
Zika virus
Study: Zika outbreak in U.S. could come with high costs
Published May 4, 2017
Researchers use computer models to estimate the potential impact of outbreak based on various epidemic sizes
Zika virus
New evidence links Zika, Guillain-Barré
Published Oct 5, 2016
Johns Hopkins neurologist collaborates with scientists in Colombia to document biological, viral association
Zika virus
Scientists aim to fast-track Zika treatment
Published Aug 29, 2016
In large-scale screen of existing drugs, researchers identify three drugs effective enough in lab to warrant further study
Global Health
Hopkins Medicine launches Zika center
Published Aug 24, 2016
Center team will provide comprehensive care to patients with mosquito-borne virus, conduct research