Experts in viral evolution and artificial intelligence are teaming up to create an algorithm capable of predicting novel coronavirus variants before they become public health threats. They will also study how the coronavirus mutates in people coinfected with HIV and COVID-19 to better understand how variants emerge.
A UF medical geographer is co-leading a new institute funded by the National Science Foundation to study emerging viruses.
University of Florida researchers are refining wastewater surveillance techniques—a public health tool dating to the 1940s—to monitor cities, neighborhoods, and individual buildings for traces of COVID-19, fentanyl, and pesticides.
A UF mathematician collaborates with Yale School of Public Health researchers to evaluate the agreement of results between PCR testing and 18 commercially available rapid antigen tests for decision-making in remote work settings on when to end an individual's quarantine.
UF researchers find particles from virus that causes COVID are transported beyond quarantine spaces due to airborne nature.
A UF team studying mosquito- and tick-borne diseases was awarded $10 million from the CDC for an additional five years of research. Many of the team members are affiliated with the UF Emerging Pathogens Institute.
UF researchers determined how long children remain infectious with the omicron viral variant after receiving a positive test result for SARS-CoV-2.
A team of UF researchers were early advocates that people should be tested for COVID-19 and monitored for viral variants—regardless of their vaccination status.
UF researchers find that an aging population is behind the shift from dengue being mostly a pediatric disease to one that now predominantly affects young adults.
UF medical geographer Sadie Ryan contributes to a global consortium's effort to determine whether city-dwelling or wild mammals carry more viruses capable of making people ill.