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Researchers from across the Medical Sciences Division are working hard to combat the COVID-19 crises. With particular strengths in infectious diseases and international health, we are well placed to contribute to better understanding and effectively controlling the epidemic. Many of these researchers are affiliated with the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health

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CTMGH researchers working on drug development: Susie Dunachie and Peter Horby

Researchers working on epidemiological research: Philip Bejon, Nick Day, Philippe Guerin, Peter Horby, Guy Thwaites and Nick White

Researchers working on public health research: Philip Bejon, Gail Carson, Nick Day, Trudie Lang, Guy Thwaites, Jennifer Van Nuil and Nick White

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