Ann Arbor, Mich.–(ENEWSPF)–August 10, 2012. Pejman Rohani, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology in the U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, and professor of epidemiology in the School of Public Health, explains the resurgence of pertussis in the United States, and some of the likely causes for this rise.
Rohani and colleague Aaron King, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and of mathematics, have been awarded a $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the highly contagious, bacterial disease, in an effort to further explain the changing patterns of whooping cough outbreaks.
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- Pejman Rohani: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/eeb/directory/faculty/rohani/