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Eric P. Skaar

Eric P. Skaar is Ernest W. Goodpasture Associate Professor and Director of Host-Pathogen Interactions in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology at Vanderbilt University.

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Many parts of the world in which common infectious diseases are endemic also have the highest prevalence of trace metal deficiencies or rising rates of trace metal pollution. Infectious diseases can increase human susceptibility to adverse effects of metal exposure (at suboptimal or toxic levels), and metal excess or deficiency can increase the incidence or severity of infectious diseases.