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UF plays key role in trial for successful Ebola vaccine

January 9, 2017 -- GAINESVILLE -- An international group of researchers associated with the World Health Organization has published its final report on the Ebola vaccine trial in Guinea, finding that the vaccine is a safe and effective way to prevent Ebola infection. Read More

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

December 22, 2016 -- GAINESVILLE – With a $10 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the University of Florida will lead a highly collaborative research program focused on stopping diseases such as Zika before they spread farther into the United States. Read More

UF faculty take part in decision to send one million doses of cholera vaccine to Haiti

December 22, 2016 -- GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hurricane Matthew’s sweep through southern Haiti last October killed hundreds; left nearly 200,000 without homes; and flooded rivers, latrines and wells, contaminating drinking water and prompting reports of increasing cholera cases in the hardest hit areas of the nation. Read More

Eliminating Cholera Transmission in Haiti

December 7, 2016 Read More

UF to receive nearly $10 million to support new agricultural safety and health center

November 29, 2016 -- GAINESVILLE -- The University of Florida has received a grant of nearly $10 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, or NIOSH, for a five-year project to explore the occupational safety and health of people working in agriculture, fishing and forestry in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and North and South Carolina. Read More