Causes Or Cures

COVID-19 Spillover into White-Tailed Deer & What it Means for the Pandemic, with Dr. Suresh KuchiPudi

November 28, 2021 Dr. Eeks/Dr. Suresh Kuchipudi Episode 78
Causes Or Cures
COVID-19 Spillover into White-Tailed Deer & What it Means for the Pandemic, with Dr. Suresh KuchiPudi
Show Notes

In this episode of Causes or Cures, Dr. Eeks chats with Dr. Suresh Kuchipudi about his newly published research on the presence of SARS-Cov-2 ( COVID-19) in white-tailed deer. He will discuss how they conducted the study,  its findings and what they could mean for viral transmission, the "spillover" of SARS-Cov-2 from humans to deer and how it most likely happened, the symptom profile in deer, how multiple hosts may complicate mitigation efforts, and what this may mean for the trajectory of the pandemic.

Dr. Kuchipudi is a clinical professor at Penn State University's College of Agricultural Sciences and is Associate Director of the Animal Diagnostic Laboratory where he oversees the microbiology department. He is a trained veterinarian and a board-certified specialist in virology and immunology. His research focuses on infectious diseases, zoonotic and emerging viruses, viral pathogenesis, diagnostic assay development and pathogen-host interactions. Currenty his lab is focused on SARS-Cov-2.  Recently he was named the prestigious Huck Chair of Emerging Infectious Diseases.  You can learn more about him and see his publications here.


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