Emerging Pathogens Institute - University of Florida

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Vector-borne diseases continue to plague the Caribbean

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The social and spatial ecology of dengue presence and burden during an outbreak in Guayaquil, Ecuador, 2012

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2006

EPI was created in 2006 to facilitate interdisciplinary studies of emergence and control of human, animal and plant pathogens of concern to the world.

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EPI collaborates with over 250 faculty members from around the world annually.

News and Announcements

Madariaga virus spreads to Haiti

Jan. 18, 2019: EPI members, including director Glenn Morris, identified Madariaga virus for the first time in Haitian children in 2015-2016. Prior to their work, this emerging infectious agent had been found mostly in animals of South and Central America, with the first human outbreak occurring in Panama in 2010. Read More


UF/EPI researchers develop rapid, inexpensive test for Zika

Jan. 14. 2019: UF researchers with Emerging Pathogens Institute affiliations have created a rapid, cost-effective point-of-care test for the Zika virus. Read More


New saliva-based test detects malaria before symptoms appear

Jan. 10, 2019: An easy-to-use saliva test to screen for the parasite that causes malaria has been developed by a team of researchers led by Emerging Pathogens Institute faculty member Rhoel Dinglasan. Read More


Bacterial Virus Drives Emergence of New Strains of Shigella from Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Emerging Pathogens Institute researchers trace the origin of dangerous new strains of Shigella bacteria that present novel threats to public health. Read More


Molecular ecology and evolution of pathogens in the Caucasus

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 -- Read More


Seminars and Events

Epidemiology baseline of HFMD caused by multiple serotypes of enteroviruses: implication for vaccination policy

Monday, July 9th, 2018 -- Read More


Challenges and Opportunities for the sustainable control of malaria vectors

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 -- Read More


Next-generation combination dosing strategies to target resistant gram negatives - leveraging unique penicillin-binding protein occupancy patterns

Wednesday, May 16, 2018-- Read More


Towards an Arbovirus Transmission-blocking Vaccine

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018-- Read More


One Health talks Presents: "Of Humans and Vectors"

Monday, April 2nd, 2018 Read More