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Public Health & Policy

Research at the CVD focuses on infectious diseases that afflict children in less-developed countries, as well as those affecting children and adults in Maryland and the entire United States. 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.