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  • According to the CDC, about 75% of newly emerging diseases and 60% of all known human infectious diseases originate in animals, which can serve as sentinels to warn us of illnesses. Addressing human, animal and environmental health systems, and recognizing how they are related, also can help guide antimicrobial stewardship. All of this falls under the One Health approach. Peter Rabinowitz is quoted in this cover story. In the News
    Infectious Disease News | April 20, 2017
  • A cluster of opioid addicts in Massachusetts suddenly lost their memories, and no one knows why. Max Meehan was case number one. Gary Franklin is quoted. In the News
    BuzzFeed News | April 15, 2017
  • Industries with high potential for lead exposure, including construction put workers at elevated risk of lead poisoning, write Rachel Shaffer and Steven Gilbert in an op-ed. In the News
    The Seattle Times | August 1, 2016