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Vector-borne Virus

UF team uncovers emerging viruses in Haiti

University of Florida researchers identify first known instances of two different types of viruses in Haitian children. The work marks the first time that Melao virus has been found in humans and the first time that both Melao and Oropouche viruses have been found in Haiti.

Venezuela’s public health woes are poised to become South America’s

Three EPI investigators are coauthors to published research on Venezuela’s public health crisis and how it is affecting bordering South American countries. Vaccine-preventable diseases and insect-borne diseases are increasing as mosquito-control measures subside and public health infrastructure crumbles.

New mosquito-borne disease detected in Haiti

A child in Haiti was identified with a serious mosquito-borne illness that had never been reported in the Caribbean nation, according to researchers at the University of Florida’s Emerging Pathogens Institute (EPI).