Two UF EPI infectious disease experts are part of a new CDC-funded outbreak analytics and disease modeling network
Scientists have successfully tested a novel way of boosting honey bees’ immune systems to help them fend off deadly viruses, which have contributed to the major losses of the critical pollinator globally.
A new study from University of Florida and Kansas State University researchers found that bison carry plant-associated fungi in their saliva, with the potential to spread fungi across the prairie.
For their study, the investigators, who are also members of UF’s Emerging Pathogens Institute, evaluated population normalization factors, which are used to determine the relative human fecal contribution in a sample. With this information, scientists can control for fluctuations in the population contributing to a wastewater sample throughout time while quantifying the SARS-CoV-2 wastewater concentrations.
New funding will help close gaps in infectious disease outbreak modeling.
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.
UF mathematician Burton Singer contributed to a conceptual framework that can link physiological factors related to stress with negative health outcomes following natural disasters.
A new study determines which household-level characteristics influence the presence of disease-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in Huaquillas, Ecuador.
The Emerging Pathogens Institute and partner GHESKIO join the VERDI project to understand global coronavirus genetic variants in the COVID-19 epidemic.
A new model compares how various rapid antigen tests could be optimized with quarantine and surveillance efforts to reduce transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19.