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Air-tight test: How a UF duo learned to sample aerosols for viruses

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Aerovirology

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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.

Age-related mortality rates for COVID-19

Age-related mortality rates for COVID-19

Inconsistent data makes it hard to know how many people have been sickened or died from COVID-19. And yet death data can be used to estimate the size of the pandemic. In this study, researchers used age-specific COVID-19 death data from 45 countries and results from 22 seroprevalence studies to evaluate infection and fatality patterns across multiple countries.

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UF plant pathologist has top-viewed poster at a national meeting

UF plant pathologist has top-viewed poster at a national meeting

A UF graduate student studying plant pathology in the laboratory of Karen Garrett created a top-reviewed poster at the virtual annual meeting of the American Phytopathological Society. The poster, “A network analysis framework for complex virome data” folds together three ideas at three different scales that Ricardo I. Alcalá-Briseño has refined with Garrett during his doctoral studies.

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1.3B people could be at risk of Zika in warmer world

1.3B people could be at risk of Zika in warmer world

A new study reveals that up to 1.3 billion people could be at risk of contracting Zika virus by 2050. As the world is projected to warm, the mosquito vector that spreads the virus to people could expand its range into new areas. The researchers used a temperature-dependent transmission model to estimate how climate change scenarios will affect transmission suitability risks over the next three decades.

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