A researcher at the UF Emerging Pathogens Institute partners with a tech company to study sterilization of samples received from Space.
Understanding the role of aerosols is critical to effective management and protection to reduce the transmission of viral diseases. However, quantifying the role of virus aerosols is inherently multidisciplinary, bridging the fields of virology, medicine, interfacial chemistry, and aerosol physics.
Arthropod-borne viruses, also known as arboviruses, are usually transmitted between hosts by the bite of blood-feeding arthropods, including mosquitoes, sandflies and ticks. A sub-group of arboviruses, which include dengue virus (DENV), Zika virus (ZIKV) and chikungunya virus (CHIKV), are preferentially transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus mosquitoes.
More pets may be getting sick from their owners than scientist have previously known. Reverse zoonoses are infectious diseases that jump from humans to animals.
Adolescents and young adults (young people) with HIV (YPWH) often struggle with treatment self-management. Many have symptoms due to HIV disease, medication side-effects, or comorbid conditions.
Bluetongue disease is a reportable animal disease that affects wild and farmed ruminants, including antelope, buffalo, cattle, deer, elk, goat, and sheep. The disease is caused by bluetongue virus (BTV), which is mainly transmitted by Culicoides biting midges.
Tuberculous meningitis (TB meningitis) is the most devastating form of tuberculosis (TB) and is common in young and HIV-infected individuals, especially in TB endemic countries. Current treatment regimens have been based on those used for pulmonary TB and have not been adequately optimized for TB meningitis.
Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease of public health concern caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). The disease has a global presence with an incidence of about 10.6 million cases per annum but is more prevalent in low- to middle-income countries.
Mucosal surfaces are barrier sites that protect the body from the outside environment. They have developed mechanisms to handle microbiota-associated triggers while remaining responsive to pathogens.
The number of individuals infected with dengue virus (DENV) ranges from 100 to 400 million per year primarily in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. A substantial proportion of DENV transmission occurs in and around the home, with infections having a high likelihood of being spatiotemporally correlated.