Emerging Pathogens Institute - University of Florida

EPI's Annual Research Day

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SHARC at the Emerging Pathogens Institute

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Vector-borne diseases continue to plague the Caribbean

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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

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


Dengue immunity may buffer against Zika

Feb. 8, 2019: EPI Researcher discovers that people who have developed immunity against dengue virus have built-in protection against infection from the Zika virus. Read More


Venezuela's next crisis: rampant spread of infectious diseases

Jan. 30, 2019: The nation's crippled vaccination program has led to record numbers in cases of measles, diphtheria and other vaccine-preventable diseases, creating a regional public health crisis. Read More


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


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