March 21, 2023 Bats live with dozens of nasty viruses — can studying them help stop pandemics?

By closely studying infectious diseases in his colony, Dr. Tony Schountz provides expert information on the implications and future of bat virology and immunology in relation to the pandemic.

June 25, 2021 History Repeats Itself: Viral pandemics offer clues to neurodegenerative disorders

CSU researchers expanded their neurovirology work to include anti-inflammatory drug therapies for COVID-19. Colorado State University is one of a small number of universities where this research can take place.

October 1, 2020 TWiV 668: Mice, bats, and coronaviruses with Tony Schountz

Tony Schountz explains the work of his laboratory showing that deer mice can be infected with and transmit SARS-CoV-2, and how his colony of Jamaican fruit bats is being used to understand their response to virus infections.

August 3, 2020 ‘Zoonotic Spillover and Emerging Diseases’ Webinar

Brian Foy and Tony Schountz from the Center of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases discussed the science behind animal-to-human transmission of infectious diseases and how COVID-19 has played out thus far.

May 18, 2020 Inside the Bat Cave

How do bats stay healthy while hosting viruses that cause vicious disease in people? The answers could lead to COVID-19 cures.

February 19, 2020 Loveland Reporter Herald: Experts discuss coronavirus at Colorado State University

The global COVID-19 outbreak is serious but isn’t a cause for panic, a panel of researchers and experts at Colorado State University agreed Wednesday.

January 27, 2020 Wuhan Coronavirus – once again on the brink of a global health crisis, CSU researchers respond

Researchers at CSU continue to contribute to scientific understanding of all coronaviruses, including SARS and MERS.

February 22, 2016 Nature: Replication and shedding of MERS-CoV in Jamaican fruit bats

Collaborative research between Dick Bowen and Tony Schountz’ laboratories into the role of of bats as a potential reservoir for MERS-CoV.

July 30, 2015 Telluride News: Death by Deer Mouse

Hantavirus transmission from mice can cause a severe respiratory disease in humans called Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, which can be fatal.