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On the Rocks to address Hantavirus

UMW News Bureau

hantavirusThe Hantavirus is the subject of the next On the Rocks presentation at the University of Montana Western Monday, Feb. 23, 2009.

On the Rocks is a visiting speaker and presentation series sponsored by the science department of Montana Western. Rick Douglas, professor of biology at Montana Tech, is the featured speaker. His presentation begins at 4:15 p.m. in Block Hall 311. Douglass’ presentation will discuss the emerging and infectious disease ecology and why  field studies should never be conducted longer than one season using hanta/deer mouse studies as an example.

Douglas earned his doctorate in zoology from Montana State University. Much of his work on the hantavirus in the northwest has been supported by a major grant from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has authored and co-authored numerous articles on his research.