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Four state universities collaborate on $10 million center to address Zika and other diseases Read more


Why Zika has infected so many people in Puerto Rico Read more


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UF researchers detail new tactics against Zika, other viruses

February 20, 2017 -- University of Florida scientists presented new research Sunday outlining ways to prevent the spread of the Zika and dengue viruses through the development of a Zika vaccine and a focus on spraying indoors to control mosquitoes. Read More

Dr. Morris to speak on panel about climate change and public health

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Host factors, biofilms and viruses: Assembly and maintenance of gut barriers

February 15,2017 -- Larry J. Dishaw, PhD, Associate Professor at the University of south Florida, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Molecular Genetics, Children's Research Institute -- "Host factors, biofilms and viruses: Assembly and maintenance of gut barriers" Read More

Carla Mavian, Ph.D, receives Thomas H. Maren award to support HIV study

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Physician-scientist develops app to help health workers diagnose cholera

February 6, 2017 -- GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Working in collaboration with a mobile phone application developer as well as colleagues in the United States and Bangladesh, a UF investigator helped create and test an app that helps physicians diagnose cholera and other diarrheal diseases with greater accuracy. Read More