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Public Health    Infectious disease    Health Care Policy and Research

Public Health Researchers Detail Way Forward Post-Pandemic

In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. public health system must focus on critical questions of accountability, politicization and updating data systems if it is to do its job well and maintain the trust of the American people, according to a new report from the Colorado School of Public Health.

Author David Kelly | Publish Date July 09, 2024
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Public Health    Infectious disease   

Bird Flu in Cows? What is H5N1, and What Is All the Fuss About?

Although bird flu (H5N1) has circulated among wild and domestic flocks for 30 years, it has surprised public health experts in the past two years with the longest, largest and deadliest outbreak in history. Either through infection or preventive culling, the avian flu virus has affected a record 90 million domestic birds since January 2022 in the United States alone.

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date May 07, 2024
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Research    Patient Care    Infectious disease    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

Deadly, Treatment-Resistant Fungus Sees Notable Rise

While the hit TV show “The Last of Us” depicts a fictional fungus, there is a real fungus causing concern in the healthcare community, and it can be deadly.

Author Laura Kelley | Publish Date October 02, 2023
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Neuroscience    Alzheimer's    Infectious disease

Olfactory Viral Inflammation Associated with Accelerated Onset of Alzheimer’s disease

Viruses can inflame and disrupt connections between the olfactory system, which governs the sense of smell, and the part of the brain associated with memory and learning, possibly accelerating the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Author David Kelly | Publish Date December 14, 2022
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