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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


Epidemiology baseline of HFMD caused by multiple serotypes of enteroviruses: implication for vaccination policy

Monday, July 9th, 2018 -- Read More


UF/IFAS Project Named a Finalist in National Community-Engagement Awards Competition

July 2, 2018– GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida-based project Healthy Gulf, Healthy Communities helped coastal residents recover from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill and prepare for future disasters. Read More


Two Mosquito Species Can Transmit New Chikungunya Virus in the Americas

June 19, 2018 -- GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Yellow fever and Asian tiger mosquitoes from Florida and Brazil can transmit an Asian strain of chikungunya virus that’s emerging in North, South and Central America, a University of Florida scientist says. Read More


Postdoc in Lednicky Lab publishes article about Madariaga

June 25, 2018 -- Drs. Gabriela Blohm and John Lednicky wrote an article in The Conversation about how they identified a potentially dangerous pathogen while studying the Zika virus in Venezuela. Read More