August 22, 2016 – As Zika Spreads, UF/IFAS Faculty on the Front Lines Battling the Virus

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty are on the front lines in the battle against the zika virus, as entomologists study...read more


For the Media: UF Experts on Zika

The following University of Florida experts and communicator are available to speak to news media about a range of Zika-related topics...read more


Visitors concerned about Zika but still plan to travel to Florida, UF study shows

With more than 20 cases of non-travel related Zika reported in South Florida, tourists express more concern with travel to the state but still plan to come,  a new study shows.

Findings from a recent study, conducted by the University of Florida’s Tourism Crisis Management Initiative...read more


UF/IFAS scientists write document explaining Zika virus; urge vigilance

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Although the Zika virus is spreading, even into Florida, it does not appear to have been transmitted from mosquito to person or person to person in Florida. But that could happen any time, University of Florida scientists say. Thus, they urge everyone to stay alert...read more


FAQ from Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory

FMEL scientists have crafted a new question-and-answer document concerning the Zika virus:

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Protect Yourself from Zika

Here’s how to protect yourself from Zika right now: Wear long sleeves, use EPA-approved repellent, and get rid of containers that can become mosquito breeding grounds...read more


Florida universities take lead on Zika research and awareness

Three weeks after initial reports of Zika virus infection in Miami surfaced nationally, Florida health and legislative officials are now preparing for the possibility of an epidemic...read more