Infectious Disease Research

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 breakdowns 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 SARS-CoV-2, smallpox, Ebola, Dengue, West Nile virus, Yellow fever virus, toxoplasma gondii, schistosomiasis and many others.

Emerging Infectious Diseases Researchers include: