Emerging Pathogens Institute - University of Florida

SHARC at the Emerging Pathogens Institute

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Vector-borne diseases continue to plague the Caribbean

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The social and spatial ecology of dengue presence and burden during an outbreak in Guayaquil, Ecuador, 2012

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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

UF Emerging Pathogens Institute researchers make seminal discovery in antibiotic resistance

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UF Researchers Zero in on Potential Threat of New Mosquito Virus

July 17, 2018 -- GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A virus responsible for an illness outbreak in Venezuela is spreading to other parts of the Americas, says a University of Florida scientist who is closely monitoring the Mayaro virus. Most recently, the virus was found in a child in Haiti in 2016. Read More


UF Researchers Make New Strides in Predicting Dengue Fever Outbreaks

July 17, 2018 -- GAINESVILLE, FL -- - Medical Geography researchers from the University of Florida recently participated in a study that successfully predicted dengue fever outbreaks on the Caribbean island of Barbados, using climate data. Read More


SHARC at the Emerging Pathogens Institute

July 17, 2018 -- In 2016, the state of Florida was second only to California for the number of new HIV diagnoses, and it consistently ranks among the top three states for its rate of new infections. The Miami metro area in particular has the highest HIV infection rate in the country, and Jacksonville is also counted among the top ten cities in the United States for its HIV infection rate. Read More


Ancient virus may have given mammals the edge during dinosaur extinction era

July 10, 2018– GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A virus that incorporated itself into mammal genomes over 70 million years ago may have helped humanity’s ancestors survive the cataclysmic conditions that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous era. 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