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Public Health & Policy

Research at the CVD focuses on infectious diseases that affect those domestically and internationally, with a focus on less-developed countries. Infections of particular interest include cholera, typhoid fever, shigellosis, and the various types of Escherichia coli that cause diarrhea. Also of interest are diseases caused by other Vibrio species, malaria, AIDS, pertussis and meningitis due to Haemophilus influenzae type b. Faculty and staff consult with international agencies such as the World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization, Agency for International Development and World Bank, as well as with individual governments.