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Venezuela’s next crisis: rampant spread of infectious disease

Published: Jan 31st, 2019

Infectious diseases once under control there are beginning to run rampant and could spread quickly.

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Global health in action

Published: Jan 15th, 2019

Participants in the UF in Haiti study abroad program had the opportunity to learn about global health in an immersive way. Applications for the 2019 are open now.


UF researchers develop cheap, quick test for Zika

Published: Dec 17th, 2018

The test uses inexpensive, commercially available equipment, including a coffee mug with a USB port, cell phone and LED light. Image: CDC

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College faculty, students recognized during International Education Week

Published: Nov 20th, 2018

UF’s International Center honored Dr. Krishna Vaddiparti and several graduate students during International Education Week.

Donald Rakow

Dean’s Scholar Lecture Series

Published: Oct 24th, 2018

Dr. Donald Rakow will present “Nature Heals: Connecting with Nature to Improve College Student Health,” on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 4 p.m. in HPNP Complex room G101.


EGH student works to improve community health in Africa thanks to National Geographic grant

Published: Oct 19th, 2018

Being charged by elephants, crossing the Nile River and hiking through an African conflict area with armed guards has humbled Nick Dowhaniuk.

Andy Kane with award

Andy Kane recognized for community engagement science in Gulf Coast

Published: Oct 19th, 2018

Kane and the Healthy Gulf, Healthy Communities team received the W. K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award.

Dr. John Lednicky

Virus found in Florida resident may be widespread throughout the Southeast

Published: Jun 20th, 2018

A virus first found in Tampa Bay-area mosquitoes that can cause a rash and mild fever has been identified in humans for the first time.


As Venezuela’s public health system collapses, mosquito-borne viruses re-emerge

Published: Jun 18th, 2018

The collapse of Venezuela’s public health system has terrible consequences inside the country, but it also is giving rise to mosquito-borne viruses that could spread to nearby countries.

Sarah White

Vector-borne diseases continue to plague the Caribbean

Published: Jun 13th, 2018

UF researchers have found a new “American strain’’ of chikungunya in mosquitos in Haiti that can be carried by mosquitos that have a wider range in the U.S.