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Gustavo Machado

Assateague Island

Mar 16, 2021

Model May Help Chincoteague Ponies Avoid Deadly Infection

NC State researchers have created a model that can identify potential hot spots for the pathogen Pythium insidiosum in the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. 


Feb 18, 2021

Multi-Model Approach Could Help Farmers Prepare for, Contain PEDV Outbreaks

The approach may enable farmers to be more proactive in preventing the spread of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus and to optimize their efforts to control the disease. 


Dec 16, 2020

Grant Supports NC State Livestock Infectious Disease Research

The project led by Gustavo Machado is a collaboration between academia, government and industry to build a sustainable and effective defense against diseases such as African swine fever. 

cattle lumpy skin disease diagram

May 29, 2019

Model Identifies High-Risk Areas for Lumpy Skin Disease in Cattle

Researchers have combined two separate computer models to identify areas at highest risk for outbreaks of lumpy skin disease virus (LSDV) in cattle. The models could help officials determine where to send resources ahead of outbreaks and serve as a potential early warning system for cattle farmers in affected areas. LSDV is a disease that… 


Apr 25, 2019

Global Health Program Awards First Research Grant

The NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s global health program is awarding its first seed grant to Gustavo Machado, an assistant professor in the Department of Population Health and Pathobiology, for a project tracking the spread of infectious disease in Brazil. The $20,000 award supports Machado as he maps swine trade routes in Rio Grande do… 

close up illustration of parasitic disease

Feb 4, 2019

New Mathematical Model Could Help Control Parasitic Disease in Brazil

A new approach to identifying the risk of infection by a parasite in Brazil could improve the country’s efforts to control a lethal disease. 


Jan 24, 2019

Researchers Create Algorithm to Predict PEDV Outbreaks

PEDV is a virus that causes high mortality rates in preweaned piglets. The virus emerged in the U.S. in 2013 and by 2014 had infected approximately 50 percent of breeding herds... 

diagram of risk factors in brazil

Oct 25, 2018

A Calculated Risk: Researchers Calculate Priority Index for Leptospirosis Risk in Brazil

Leptospirosis is a tropical, bacterial disease prevalent in South America. Last year an estimated one million illnesses and 58,900 deaths were caused by the disease worldwide...