Fueling New Knowledge of Infectious Disease Dynamics
What We Do
UCI Infectious Disease Science Initiative aims to position UCI as a global leader in research and education in infectious disease dynamics by fueling the development of new knowledge and insights into the dynamics of infectious diseases and drug resistance. The Initiative will seek to use data science to answer questions about what factors drive and sustain infectious disease outbreaks and what can be done to predict and prevent the emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases.
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🥼UCI @DrMorganG @NBCNews "Valley fever, historically found only in the Southwest, is spreading."
As the temperatures warm up, and the western half of the U.S. stays quite dry, these drier conditions could allow coccidiosis to live in new places.
🥼IDSI Affiliates Faculty Dr. @UCISPPHDean ft BeckersHR “FDA panel votes for bivalent COVID-19 shots, debates ‘annual’ schedule”.
Strategies that the public has had experience with like annual vaccine campaigns similar to the annual flu vaccine.
📎IDSI Faculty Advisory Board @CarterButts Research Paper "Mutation Effects on Structure and Dynamics: Adaptive Evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 Main Protease"
Using computational techniques examining over 1250 identified SARS-CoV-2 variants' main protease.
📶Survey results indicate nearly 19 million US adults may have long COVID
Results of a population-based survey suggest that nearly 19 million U.S. adults may have long COVID, with some reporting symptoms more than 12 months after their initial infection.