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Penn State has one of the largest clusters of infectious disease, data and policy scientists in its Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics (CIDD), where researchers are readily available to help us better understand how new pandemic viruses emerge, mutate and evolve; the efficacy of vaccines and therapeutics in development; and the mathematic modeling that can measure public health outcomes and identify ways to manage the pandemic.
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World Meteorological Organization data show that weather-related disasters have increased five-fold over the past 50 years, resulting in more than 2 million deaths and $3.64 trillion in damages. Evidence in the most recent International Panel on Climate Change report suggests that increasing global temperatures will continue to make these events more frequent.Explore Available Resources