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Dr. Ilaria Capua published in The Lancet: “The unsung virtue of thermostability”

The current vaccination campaign against SARS-CoV-2 has many challenging aspects, one of which is maintaining the cold chain for the distribution, delivery, and storage of available vaccines and guaranteeing that their full titre is retained for administration. Although outstanding technology for vaccine development has enabled products to be put on…

Protecting a campus through its wastewater

UF Environmental & Global Health team led by Drs. Joe Bisesi, Tony Maurelli and Tara Sabo-Attwood developed a COVID-19 wastewater surveillance system for UF’s campus housing. GatorWATCH serves as an early warning system to detect unsuspected infections. See below for the story. https://news.ufl.edu/2020/09/wastewater/?fbclid=IwAR0EmeW4maWaAR0ze4NGDgFRhsS7YJkGwKbc77SB_nMpNhhNiVYH2khqs1Y…

UF Researchers Find Viable Viruses in Aerosols that Cause COVID-19

August 27, 2020 in Air Resources, Environmental Engineering Sciences, News, Research Highlights GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New research from the University of Florida provides strong evidence that aerosol transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, may be possible. A team of UF researchers, led by John Lednicky, Ph.D., and Chang-Yu…

EGH personnel help form a high capacity COVID-19 lab in only 10 Days

Once COVID-19 began its spread across Florida, and as testing became less and less accessible, a team of researchers, students and lab technicians collaborated to build a high capacity testing research lab in the Emerging Pathogens Institute with only a 10-day timeline. To read more about the behind the…