On February 23rd, the popular Vermont Public Television program Emerging Science ran an episode on “Disease Origins and Transmission.”
From the Emerging Science website:
Infectious diseases such as SARS and the H1N1 virus seem to be on the rise across the globe. This episode explores the science of disease origins and transmission – with much of the current research occurring in Africa. University of Vermont professor Arne Bomblies’ research models hydrology and entomology factors related to malaria transmission. Jon Erickson and Michel Masozera of UVM’s Gund Institute introduce us to the HALI Project in Tanzania and explain the concept of One Health, which encourages interaction among physicians, veterinarians, ecologists and other health-related professionals in the study of disease transmission.
In addition to the contributions of Dr. Erickson and Dr. Masozera, the program features interviews with several HALI project team members, including Dr. Rudovick Kazwala of the Sokoine University of Agriculture, Dr. Jonna Mazet of the University of California Davis, Dr. Deana Clifford of the California Department of Fish and Game, and Dr. Harrison Sadiki of the Sokoine University of Agriculture, along with video footage and images captured by all of us on the HALI team.