Last week, we published a blog post talking about neglected tropical diseases, and we thought it would be appropriate to follow up with a closer look at one of these diseases that is now present in Florida. Dengue fever is a neglected ... READ MORE
Picture this, you were finally able to save up for that amazing trip to the Caribbean and you're there. Sipping on a pina colada, laying on a hammock on your last day, and of course, scratching the bites of those pesky mosquitoes that seem to ... READ MORE
Hello again dear readers! After a short holiday break, we are back with our usual weekly blogposts. We thought that this example of an animal disease affecting our lives would be a great topic to kickstart 2023. Enjoy!
How did it start?
The ... READ MORE
SDG 3 is more complex than we think
Sustainable Development Goal 3 reads: “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.” The connection between this particular SDG and One Health might seem simple and straightforward, ... READ MORE
Last March, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) joined the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) to constitute ... READ MORE
A pristine habitat and a giant bat
The flying fox (Pteropus giganteus) is a bat species that gets its name from its size, literally a bat as big as a fox that flies. Its wingspan goes to up about between 3 and 4 feet, making it one of the ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. The personal health and safety of everyone in the ... READ MORE