A new study determines which household-level characteristics influence the presence of disease-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in Huaquillas, Ecuador.
Two UF researchers are helping to determine if spreading a bacteria among mosquitoes can suppress the incidence of dengue infections in people.
A warming world will shift arboviruses, such as Zika virus, into new areas where human populations are susceptible to infection.
This is a digitally colorized transmission electron microscopic image of Zika virus, which is a member of the family, Flaviviridae. Virus particles, colored blue, are 40nm in diameter, with an outer envelope, and an inner dense core. New findings published today in Nature Communications show that the Zika…
Feed mosquitoes more nitrogen when they’re young, and the adults are less likely to transmit the Zika virus, University of Florida scientists say. Now, researchers want to know why, and they’re determined to discover how the findings can help further their research into the dangerous virus.
EPI Researcher discovers that people who have developed immunity against dengue virus have built-in protection against infection from the Zika virus.
UF researchers with Emerging Pathogens Institute affiliations have created a rapid, cost-effective point-of-care test for the Zika virus.
Mothers infected with the Zika virus may be able to transmit the virus to newborn infants through breast milk, according to a recent report led by EPI researcher John Lednicky.
Travel between the continental U.S. and the Caribbean led to locally acquired Zika virus infections in Florida, according to new research published this week.
Researchers at the University of Florida and several peer institutions have developed a model mapping the spread of Zika virus in the Americas and predicting that the virus arrived in Brazil in late 2013 or early 2014 before spreading throughout the region. The model also projects the number of microcephaly cases that will occur by the end of the year, with hundreds of cases in Mexico, Haiti and Colombia, and thousands of cases in Brazil due to Zika virus infection.