Veterinary scientists on Ebola frontline
Kim Dodd (Ph.D. '14, DVM '15), joined her mentor and UC Davis alum Brian Bird (Ph.D. '08, DVM '09) in Sierra Leone to work in a field-laboratory that serves as a regional reference lab. Their role in conducting rapid Ebola testing to identify cases remains critical to swift tracing of patient-contacts and reducing the transmission of Ebola within the population.
Bluetongue virus mystery solved
For 100 years, ranchers have wondered how the bluetongue virus—which costs the nation’s cattle and sheep industries an estimated $125 million annually—persists through winter. Turns out, the virus survives by reproducing in the insect that transmits it. (photo: Rita Mendes and Iolanda Gomes)