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Vaccination campaign necessary to stop the spread of cholera in Haiti, says UF researcher

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A mathematical model of cholera transmission in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake suggests that current approaches to cholera control and elimination, which focus primarily on improving sanitation, are not likely to solve the problem. However, eradication of cholera is possible with use of oral cholera vaccine. Read More

Data analysis looks at Zika’s introduction to Americas, predicts microcephaly cases

GAINESVILLE -- Researchers at the University of Florida and several peer institutions have developed a model mapping the spread of Zika virus in the Americas and predicting that the virus arrived in Brazil in late 2013 or early 2014 before spreading throughout the region. The model also projects the number of microcephaly cases that will occur by the end of the year, with hundreds of cases in Mexico, Haiti and Colombia, and thousands of cases in Brazil due to Zika virus infection. Read More

UF/IFAS scientists find Zika RNA in a second mosquito species

April 18, 2017 -- GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences molecular biologist has found Zika RNA in a type of mosquito not often associated with the virus. Read More

Celebration of Biomedicine

April 14 -- Keynote speech by Dr. Glenn Morris, Director of the Emerging Pathogens Institute Read More

"Ecological and Evolutionary Approaches to Unravel the Emergence of Pandemic Vibrios"

April 19, 2017 ---- Salvador Almagro-Moreno, PhD, Assistant Professor, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Central Florida. Read More