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Infectious Diseases Headlines

Explore the latest public health research and insights about infectious diseases. 

A person holds a positive COVID-19 rapid test.

What to Know About the EG.5 Variant

EG.5 is now the most prevalent COVID-19 variant in the U.S. Its high transmissibility and ability to evade immunity has virologists following it closely—but it’s not quite time to panic.

Infectious Diseases Faculty Experts

Looking for prominent public health experts in the field of infectious diseases? They’re here at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.


George Dimopoulos
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

George Dimopoulos, PhD, MBA, studies vector-borne diseases and how mosquitoes can be rendered incapable of transmitting human pathogens.

Andrew Pekosz
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Andy Pekosz, PhD, investigates the replication and disease potential of respiratory viruses including influenza, SARS-CoV-2 and other emerging viruses.