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Vaccination campaign necessary to stop the spread of cholera in Haiti

Published: Apr 27th, 2017

A mathematical model developed by Dr. Ira Longini and colleagues suggests that current approaches to cholera control and elimination are unlikely to solve the problem.

Analysis looks at Zika’s introduction to Americas, predicts microcephaly cases

Published: Apr 25th, 2017

UF researchers have developed a model mapping the spread of Zika virus and the number of microcephaly cases that will occur by the end of the year. Photo: James Gathany/CDC

Globalization may be fueling new epidemics of hepatitis C infection in China

Published: Feb 24th, 2017

Researchers led by Dr. Xinguang “Jim” Chen found that the population dynamics of detected hepatitis C subtypes were consistent with China’s economic growth, increased globalization and health care reform.

UF faculty take part in decision to send one million doses of cholera vaccine to Haiti

Published: Jan 3rd, 2017

Drs. J. Glenn Morris and Ira Longini made up part of an international committee convened to recommend strategies to limit the risk of major new cholera epidemics following Hurricane Matthew.

PHHP faculty members honored during International Education Week

Published: Dec 9th, 2016

Dr. Claudia Senesac received the college’s International Educator of the Year award, and Dr. Elizabeth Wood took a top prize in the Global Culture Photo Contest.

Cottler awarded honorary doctoral degree from Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University

Published: Nov 17th, 2016

Dr. Linda B. Cottler was awarded an honorary doctoral degree in public health from Thailand’s leading research university.

Ancient strain of cholera likely present in Haiti since colonial era

Published: Oct 28th, 2016

UF infectious disease researchers have found that a non-virulent variant of cholera has likely been present in Haitian aquatic environments for several hundred years.

Why Zika has infected so many people in Puerto Rico

Published: Oct 28th, 2016

Writing for The Conversation, epidemiology doctoral student Diana Rojas explains the environmental, social, political and cultural factors behind Zika’s spread in Puerto Rico.

UF researcher and collaborators win Aspen Institute Italia Award for Ebola research

Published: Oct 26th, 2016

The Aspen Institute Italia honored Dr. Ira Longini and his team for scientific research and collaboration between Italy and the United States.

Haiti hurricane relief

Published: Oct 13th, 2016

PHHP and the Emerging Pathogens Institute are working to provide assistance to Haiti following the devastating impact of Hurricane Matthew.