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Temperature model predicts regional and seasonal virus transmission by mosquitoes

Published: Aug 28th, 2018

GAINESVILLE, FL – New model that accurately predicts patterns of mosquito-borne Ross River virus epidemics could help prepare for the impact of climate change. Scientists have built a model that… Read More

UF Researchers Refine Zika Transmission Models

Published: Aug 15th, 2018

GAINESVILLE, FL – A University of Florida Medical Geography researcher recently participated in a study that found that current estimates of Zika virus transmission vastly over predict its possible range.… Read More

Geography Colloquium: Mathematical models and the fundamental thermal niche of huanglongbing, a vector-borne pathogen of citrus trees

Published: Feb 12th, 2018

Mathematical models and the fundamental thermal niche of huanglongbing, a vector-borne pathogen of citrus trees Speaker: Dr. Leah R. Johnson Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, Virginia Tech Thursday, February 15, 2018… Read More

MedGeo Faculty to Lead New CDC Center For Excellence in Vector-Borne Disease

Published: Jan 4th, 2017

GAINESVILLE – With a $10 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the University of Florida will lead a highly collaborative research program focused on stopping vector-borne… Read More

Spring Course: GEO3454 Peoples and Plagues

Published: Nov 10th, 2016

The world’s population will reach 8 billion by 2023. One third of the world is TB positive; 300-500 million have malaria; more than 30 million live with HIV/AIDS. Multi-drug resistance… Read More

Farewell to summer MedGeo researcher

Published: Aug 19th, 2016

This summer, Geography’s Ryan Lab and the Emerging Pathogens Institute were proud to host Lauren Fregosi as a summer research intern working on Dr. Sadie Ryan‘s National Science Foundation’s Ecology and Evolution… Read More

NSF funding UF research on Zika virus

Published: May 12th, 2016

GAINESVILLE, Florida — Dr. Sadie Ryan (Assistant Professor of Medical Geography in the Department of Geography and UF’s Emerging Pathogen Institute) and colleagues, have just received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Division… Read More

How does a mosquito in Ecuador affect people around the world?

Published: Nov 14th, 2015

Geography’s Dr. Sadie Ryan‘s NSF funded research in Ecuador was recently profiled for part of UF’s GatorGood initiative. Dr. Ryan’s work is focused on the impact of climate gradients on malaria, dengue… Read More

How Mosquitoes Die Matters for Malaria Control

Published: Sep 30th, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Florida –A new study out of the University of Florida calls for caution in estimating the impact of mosquito control on malaria and other vector-borne disease transmission. Public health… Read More

Environmental Monitoring and Surveillance of Rodents and Vectors for Francisella tularensis Following Outbreaks of Human Tularemia in Georgia

Published: Sep 30th, 2015

KRACALIK, BLACKBURN – Environmental Monitoring and Surveillance of Rodents and Vectors for Francisella tularensis Following Outbreaks of Human Tularemia in Georgia Elashvili Eka, Kracalik Ian, Burjanadze Irma, Datukishvili Sophio, Chanturia Gvantsa,… Read More