UF/IFAS Entomologist Gets $200,000 to Help Develop Rapid Zika Detection

Dan Florida, Research

A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences entomologist will use a $200,000 grant from the Florida Department of Health to improve tests for the detection of Zika virus. In 2016, Florida saw 1,272 cases of Zika, which is usually associated with mild symptoms, although severe symptoms may also occur, including Guillain-Barr√© syndrome and birth defects in babies, …

State Money Going to Universities for Zika Research

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Research

From: The News Service of Florida Researchers at eight universities, Moffitt Cancer Center and The Scripps Research Institute will share $25 million in grants as the state looks to combat the mosquito-borne Zika virus, Gov. Rick Scott’s office announced Wednesday. More than half of the money — $13.17 million — will go for projects at the University of Miami.