Medical experts provide insight to unusual, new cases of leprosy in Florida amid an uptick in the rate of infection. Leprosy is also known as Hansen's disease.
Glanders and melioidosis are both neglected and emerging diseases, endemic in regions with low and middle-income economies. These diseases are caused by closely related Gram-negative bacteria named Burkholderia (B.) mallei and B. pseudomallei, respectively.
SARS-CoV-2 subverts host cell processes to facilitate rapid replication and dissemination, and this leads to pathological inflammation. We posit that future screens of approved or new partner drugs should prioritize compounds that effectively counter SARS-CoV-2 subversion of lipid metabolism.
Menippe mercenaria, the Florida stone crab, supports an unconventional fishery across the southern USA and Caribbean that involves claw-removal and the return of de-clawed animals to the sea.
Bacterial spot caused by Xanthomonas spp. is a significant disease that challenges pepper growers worldwide and is particularly severe in a hot and humid environment.
UF expert answers important questions about leprosy and the impact of leprosy in Florida.
Malaria risk factors at household level are known to be complex, uncertain, stochastic, nonlinear, and multidimensional. The interplay among these factors, makes targeted interventions, and resource allocation for malaria control challenging.
Two UF EPI infectious disease experts are part of a new CDC-funded outbreak analytics and disease modeling network
Despite the importance of accurate and rapid assessment of hydration status in patients with acute diarrhoea, no validated tools exist to help clinicians assess dehydration severity in older children and adults.
The virus SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) is responsible for the worldwide coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Besides the respiratory epithelium of the nasopharynx and the lung, SARS-CoV-2 can infect different tissues of the human body.