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Preventing The Spread Of Ebola And Other Diseases

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Dr. Jonna Mazet is the Principal Investigator and Co-Director of PREDICT, a project of USAID’s Emerging Pandemic Threats Program led by the school’s One Health Institute at UC Davis. 

She studies prevention of the spread of pathogens that result in outbreaks like Ebola outbreak in Nigeria. This includes behavior change and educating the people in danger of such outbreaks regarding transmission, prevention, and interaction with and consumption of pathogen-carrying animals.

She has studied how behavioral changes in local practices has curbed the effects of the Nipah Virus outbreak in Bangladesh.

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