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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Four University of Florida researchers led a recent meta-analysis to uncover trends in household transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The analysis focused on what epidemiologists term the secondary attack rate, or the rate at which a disease spreads from an ill person to others within a family or small group of people living together.Read more
You might call it the COVID-19 of citrus. Huanglongbing, or citrus greening, is a disease that has severely affected Florida’s citrus industry over the past decade. A new book chapter by EPI faculty member Burton Singer, in collaboration with coauthor Susan Halbert, reviews and consolidates the epidemiology of citrus greening and its vector, the Asian citrus psyllid.Read more
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.Read more