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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 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.

New mosquito-borne disease detected in Haiti

Published: Sep 15th, 2016

Dr. John Lednicky and colleagues have identified Haiti’s first case of the Mayaro virus.

Non-travel Zika cases in Fla. could approach 400 by summer’s end

Published: Aug 24th, 2016

Dr. Ira Longini and colleagues also project handfuls of cases popping up from Texas to South Carolina and even Oklahoma. Photo: James Gathany/CDC

Zika present in Americas longer than previously thought

Published: Apr 27th, 2016

Dr. John Lednicky and colleagues found that the Zika virus was present in Haiti prior to March 2015, when the virus was first identified in Brazil. Image: CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith

Outbreak

Published: Apr 23rd, 2015

UF researchers, including PHHP’s Dr. Ira Longini and Dr. Sarah McKune, join the worldwide response to Ebola.

Researchers unpack the genetics of a flu virus

Published: Apr 9th, 2015

Dr. John Lednicky and fellow researchers have discovered a mutation in the influenza virus that allowed it to infect patients’ lower respiratory tracts, causing more severe illness.

Paper points to most effective vaccine trials for epidemics, including Ebola

Published: Apr 2nd, 2015

Dr. Ira Longini and colleagues outline three methods for deploying vaccine trials in emergency situations.

Derailing disease

Published: Aug 29th, 2012

Dr. Ira Longini is working to ensure humanity is ready for the debut of the next new infectious disease.