Tara C. Smith

Tara C. Smith, an associate professor of epidemiology at Kent State, studies zoonotic diseases and blogs at Aetiology. Follow her on Twitter or Facebook.

Medical Examiner
Oct. 31 2014 10:55 AMWe Will Always Have New EpidemicsHuman behavior is the biggest variable in any outbreak.
Medical Examiner
Aug. 5 2014 11:51 AMEbola Was Already HereHow to contain the deadly hemorrhagic fevers that occasionally reach the United States.
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Oct. 23 2013 1:16 PMDisaster Breeds DisasterWhy things can always get worse, even when you’re battling zombies.
Pandemics
Dec. 4 2012 5:45 AMWhat Is the World’s Most Dangerous Animal?Sharks? Lions? Grizzly bears? Try bats.
Medical Examiner
Sept. 22 2014 4:34 PMHere’s Where We Stand With EbolaEven experienced international disaster responders are shocked at how bad it’s gotten.
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July 11 2014 11:18 AMThe Persistent Danger of PoxesWhere else could smallpox be found?
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April 10 2013 1:12 PMNature’s Bioterrorist AgentsJust how bad is the new bird flu?
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