Emerging Pathogens Institute - University of Florida

Stalking arboviruses

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Pakistan, West Nile virus

EPI's Annual Research Day

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SHARC at the Emerging Pathogens Institute

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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

Stalking arboviruses

March 18, 2019: EPI and UF College of Veterinary Medicine researcher Maureen Long helped build a patient surveillance system in Pakistan to track and diagnose mosquito-borne diseases. The project captured outbreaks and laid the groundwork for a countrywide surveillance, detection and reporting system. Read More


New study explores Galapagos Islands’ dengue risks

March 13, 2019: In a first-of-its kind study on the Galapagos Islands, EPI researcher Sadie Ryan investigated social and ecological factors associated with dengue, as well as the presence of the mosquito that spreads it. Read More


Venezuela’s public health woes are poised to become South America’s

Feb. 22, 2019: Three EPI investigators are coauthors to published research on Venezuela’s public health crisis and how it is affecting bordering South American countries. Vaccine-preventable diseases and insect-borne diseases are increasing as mosquito-control measures subside and public health infrastructure crumbles. Read More


EPI's Annual Research Day

Feb. 12, 2019: Hundreds of students, faculty and state employees gathered at U.F.'s Reitz Union to present posters and share ideas and interests on pathogens affecting plants, animals, humans, and food safety. Keynote speakers discussed trends in plant pathogens and challenges to reduce and eliminate neglected tropical diseases. Read More


Grazing cows acquire antibiotic resistant microbes from soil, water

Feb. 21, 2019: An Emerging Pathogens Institute microbiologist has identified high concentrations of naturally-occurring antibiotic-resistant microbes within the guts of grazing cows and calves fed a diet free from antibiotics. The source? Soil, water and forage found in the cows’ environment. 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