Zoonotic transmission of infectious agents is a major cause of human morbidity and mortality. With increased human population size, environmental destruction, ease of international travel, and break downs in the public health system, emerging infectious diseases are increasingly important. A large number of Penn investigators study viral, parasitic, and bacterial pathogens that are classified as emerging infectious diseases or are possible bioterrorism weapons. Agents studied by Penn investigators include smallpox, Ebola, Dengue, West Nile virus, Yellow fever virus, anthrax, toxoplasma gondii, and schsitosomiasis.
Emerging Infectious Diseases Researchers include:
Professor of Microbiology
Associate Professor of Microbiology
Professor of Otorhinolaryngology