UF researchers call for close attention to flu viruses

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More than 16 percent of Florida’s armadillos carry leprosy bacterium, scientists report

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More than 16 percent of Florida’s armadillos carry leprosy bacterium, scientists report

More than 16 percent of Florida’s armadillos carry leprosy bacterium, scientists report Read More


One in 10 globally suffer from foodborne diseases, WHO study finds

December 3, 2015 -- GAINESVILLE, Fla. — One out of every 10 people worldwide suffer from foodborne diseases annually, and children and the poor suffer most, according to the findings of a World Health Organization task force headed by a University of Florida senior researcher. Read More


Foodborne Diseases

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The anthropologist will see you now

Kevin Bardosh isn’t like a lot of his co-workers at the University of Florida’s Emerging Pathogens Institute. Not only is he a qualitative social scientist in a sea of quantitative types, he’s also a long way from his home institution, the University of Edinburgh Read More


Study: With climate change, malaria risk in Africa shifts, grows

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Disease model suggests cholera has become endemic in Haiti

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New method may help detect avocado pathogen earlier

In this photo released by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, agricultural economist Edward “Gilly” Evans, left, and tropical fruit expert Jonathan Crane examine avocados in a research grove at UF’s Tropical Research and Education Center in Homestead Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009. The pair helped write a paper on the potential economic impact of laurel wilt, a disease threatening Florida’s avocado crop. If the disease reaches Miami-Dade County, it could destroy half the crop and cost the state $27 million. (AP photo/University of Florida/IFAS/Thomas Wright) Read More


Biocontainment lab director visits EPI to give lecture on Ebola

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How mosquitoes die matters for malaria control

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EPI director highlighted in oil spill relief success story

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Scientists receive research grant to study climate change impacts on vector-borne diseases

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Study identifies Nigerian strain of anthrax

September 14, 2015 -- GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new study has confirmed the presence of a unique, potentially vaccine-evasive strain of anthrax in central Nigeria. Read More


UF receives record $706.8 million in research funding in 2015

The University of Florida received $706.8 million in research awards last year, surpassing the previous record set in fiscal year 2014 by $5.1 million. Read More


UF researchers receive Gates Foundation grant to combat health threats in Haiti

Conditions such as cholera and malaria pose serious public health threats to Haiti’s population, and numerous programs have been put in place to help combat them. However, these public health efforts typically operate in disease-specific silos, potentially losing out on benefits that could be yielded from targeting multiple health threats at once. Read More


UF researchers develop machine to count dropped citrus, identify problem areas in groves

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Gates Foundation grant to help UF researchers in Haiti

Water sample collection in Gressier, Haiti. (PHHP/UF) Read More


Meet Dr. Anthony Cannella

July 30, 2015 -- Dr. Anthony P. Cannella can be described as a triple threat. He serves as an attending physician, researcher and professor at the University of Florida. Read More


Caribbean Spiny Lobsters Create Safe Havens to Avoid Disease

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Number of people sickened by toxin in barracuda and other tropical reef fish higher than previously reported

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New study eases fears of airborne Ebola

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Fishermen, communities need more than healthy fish stocks

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$2 million UF/IFAS study to focus on antibiotic resistance; $500,000 study on taste retention

April 20, 2015 -- GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida scientist will try to figure out how antibiotic-resistant microorganisms get into cattle. Another will study how to get tomatoes and strawberries to retain their flavors and last longer. Read More


UF researchers inform development of Ebola vaccine trials

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The Disease Detectives

Cover of Gatorbytes issue featuring the Emerging Pathogens Institute. Read More


Deepwater Horizon catastrophe continues to plague Gulf Coast communities

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UF launches digital book series to tell its best research stories

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The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Five Years Later

The The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Five Years Later: Lessons Learned from the Deepwater Disaster event took place at The Bob Graham Center for Public Service. (Photo: Amaury Sablon) Read More


UF Health epidemiologists and researchers unpack the genetics of a flu virus

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Paper points to most effective vaccine trials for epidemics, including Ebola

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PLOS publishes EPI member’s toxin ‘metaeffector’ study

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EPI Research Day 2015

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UF/IFAS awarded funding to fight citrus greening

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UF researchers develop effective, inexpensive citrus greening detector

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The 49th U.S.-Japan Joint Conference on Cholera and Other Bacterial Enteric Infections

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