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.
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 medical geographer Sadie Ryan makes the case that we need to better study human-to-wildlife viral transmission factors to better understand "spillback" events. How do we know when spillback will threaten species conservation — or fuel the next pandemic?
From land to sea, EPI’s Research Day keynote talks featured recent leaps in pathogen research affecting people and the aquatic animal source foods we consume.
A UF professor contributes to studies exploring the power and limitations of tools to predict the next wildlife pathogen capable of seeding a pandemic.
UF researchers report an uncommon instance of a past infection in an adult by a dog coronavirus strain that also contained genetic features of a cat coronavirus.
Coronaviruses common to animals may ‘spillover’ into people more frequently than once thought, according to new research from UF and Haitian investigators.
A virus that incorporated itself into mammal genomes over 70 million years ago may have helped humanity’s ancestors survive the cataclysmic conditions that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous era.
In Mongolia, where animals greatly outnumber people, outbreaks of disease that spread between animals and humans are on the rise.