Posts Tagged Zika virus

Doctoral student Silvia Sommariva examines spread of ‘fake news’ on social media

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Can misinformation hinder disease prevention efforts? USF College of Public Health doctoral student Silvia Sommariva’s research findings suggest so. She examined the spread of health rumors on social networking sites, an issue she said is a major concern for those working on the front lines of health. “I think a […]

Stress bites! USF researchers study mosquito/bird interactions

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Research shows stressed-out birds more attractive to mosquitoes, raising fears birds exposed to stressors such as road noise, pesticides and light pollution, will be bitten more often and spread more West Nile virus. When researchers from the University of South Florida (USF) and colleagues investigated how the stress hormone, corticosterone, […]