Campus News

The other way around

An MSNBC story about the research by UGA scientists showing how human feces has caused disease in coral reefs quoted James Porter, UGA’s Meigs Professor of Ecology. “This is quite an unusual discovery. It is the first time ever that a human disease has been shown to kill an invertebrate,” said Porter, who was on the research team behind the discovery. “This is unusual because we humans usually get disease from wildlife, and this is the other way around.”