Ocean Toxin a Heartbreaking Threat for Sea Otters

January 26, 2021
Heart disease is a killer threat for southern sea otters feasting on domoic acid in their food web, according to a study led by the University of California, Davis.

Scientists Find Ebola Virus Antibodies in People Before 2018 DRC Outbreak

November 04, 2020
Exposure to Ebolaviruses may be more frequent and widespread than previously thought say UC Davis scientists who found antibodies to Ebola virus in people up to a year before the 2018 Ebola virus disease outbreak began in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, or DRC.

Amazon and Congo Basin Focus of New Emerging Infectious Disease Research Center

August 28, 2020
The perimeters of the Amazon and Congo Basin forests are highly vulnerable to new and emerging infectious diseases. A new research center, the EpiCenter for Emerging Infectious Disease Intelligence, will focus on these two regions to advance understanding of how viruses emerge and spill over from wildlife to humans.

Initiatives to Intercept Pandemics Through Genomics

June 16, 2020
Three major initiatives in biodiversity genomics — BIOSCAN, the Earth BioGenome Project and the Global Virome Project — have joined forces to deliver a “pandemic interception system” based upon comprehensive knowledge of pathogens and their hosts.

SVM/One Health Institute COVID-19 Response Town Hall Meeting Report

April 14, 2020
On April 9, 2020, faculty experts from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine’s (SVM) One Health Institute and the California National Primate Research Center led a virtual town hall to present updates on SVM’s COVID-19 response efforts.

PREDICT Receives Extension for COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Response

April 03, 2020
PREDICT will provide emergency support to other countries for outbreak response including technical support for early detection of SARS CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease COVID-19, through a six-month extension from the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, effective April 1.

Marburg Virus Found in Sierra Leone Bats

February 04, 2020
Scientists have detected Marburg virus in fruit bats in Sierra Leone, marking the first time the deadly virus has been found in West Africa.