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Bats must be studied more to understand transmission of viruses, researchers say

Scientists do not fully understand how bats have so many viruses that can spill over to humans, a WSU researcher says. When humans contract a virus from bats, it can cause disease and death.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

July 20, 2020

In a literature review, WSU researchers determined bats must be studied more. This is because scientists do not know enough about how to lessen the threats they pose to human health.  When bat viruses jump to another species, they tend to be highly pathogenic, said Stephanie Seifert, assistant p...

Researchers use math, computers to model spread of COVID-19

WSU researchers are using computational epidemiology to model the spread of COVID-19.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

June 8, 2020

Eric Lofgren and other researchers in his lab at WSU are using computational epidemiology — a combination of computer simulations and complex mathematics — to model the spread of diseases, like COVID-19, in certain populations. Lofgren, assistant professor in the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Heal...

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