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Infectious diseases

A woman with blonde, shoulder-length hair wearing a gray NC State t-shirt smiles at the calico cat she is holding in her living room.

Jul 25, 2023

NC State Connections At Core of Kacie’s Comprehensive Care

Confronted with a cat's cluster of concerning symptoms, NC State alumnae worked with the university's Veterinary Hospital to find answers. 

antimicrobial resistance

Sep 24, 2021

Study: Vaccination Slows Antimicrobial Resistance

A new computer model demonstrates that vaccinations have impacts well beyond just preventing disease and death: they can also slow the spread of antimicrobial resistance. 

Salmonella sample in petri dish

Sep 7, 2021

Researchers Sequence Genome of Drug-Resistant Salmonella Enteritidis Strain That Can Sicken Poultry

Characterizing the strain will aid public health agencies in tracing outbreaks and preventing exposures. 

Class of 2025 orientation

Aug 30, 2021

NC State Veterinary Medicine News and Updates, August 2021

ICU stuffed animals. introducing children to science, a new distinguished chair and more from a busy month on campus. 


Aug 16, 2021

With New Distinguished Chair, Family’s Heartfelt Gift Creates Lasting Impact

Professor of Internal Medicine Adam Birkenheuer, an internationally recognized expert on vector-borne infections of dogs and cats, is the recipient of the Quattlebaum Chair. 

Bartonella henselae bacteria

Aug 5, 2021

$4.8 Million Awarded to Develop Treatment for Bartonella-Related Disease

The CVM is leading the way to develop an effective antimicrobial treatment for animals and humans impacted by the Bartonella family of bacteria. 

Adam Birkenheuer

Jul 21, 2021

NC State Veterinary Medicine Infectious Disease Expert Birkenheuer to Receive Distinguished Chair

Birkenheuer’s long-standing dedication to the detection and treatment of infectious diseases in dogs and cats has led to remarkable breakthroughs at NC State. 

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Apr 8, 2021

Pilot Study Finds Evidence of Bartonella Infection in Schizophrenia Patients

Bartonella are bacteria historically associated with cat-scratch disease, which until recently was thought to be solely a short-lived or self-limiting infection. 

antimicrobial resistance

Mar 25, 2021

Stepping Back To See Antimicrobial Resistance’s Big Picture

Dual DVM/Ph.D. student Annie Wang recently received a NIH fellowship to investigate potential evolutionary and ecological factors in AMR development. 

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.