To slow spread of infectious diseases, NSF, NIH, USDA invest $16.6 million

Infectious disease transmission links disease vectors, disease hosts and human habitations.

Outbreaks of infectious diseases such as Zika increasingly threaten global public health. Scientists expect five such new diseases to emerge each year.

To find out whether our interaction with the environment is somehow responsible, the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID) program — a joint effort of the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) — has awarded $16.6 million in new …

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