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Global health R&D delivers for Florida

US government investment in global health R&D has delivered

$94.1 million
to Florida research institutions
1,500+ new jobs
for Florida
Global health R&D at work in Florida

University of Florida scientists are studying how Florida mosquito species spread chikungunya virus. The virus, which occurs mostly in Africa, Asia, and India, arrived in the Caribbean several years ago; since then, more than 3,800 cases have been diagnosed in Florida. The virus causes fever, headaches, muscle and joint pain, and, in some cases, chronic rheumatoid arthritis. The study will help scientists model chikungunya transmission to better control outbreaks.

  • Methodology
  • USG global health R&D investment to state research institutions/Top USG-funded global health R&D institutions: Authors' analysis of USG investment data from the G-FINDER survey, including funding for R&D for neglected diseases from 2007–2015 and for Ebola and select viral hemorrhagic fevers from 2014–2015. Reflects USG funding received by entities in state including academic and research institutions, product development partnerships, other nonprofits, select corporations, and government research institutions, as well as self-funding or other federal agency transfers received by federal agencies located in state; but excludes pharmaceutical industry data which is aggregated and anonymized in the survey for confidentiality purposes. See methodology for additional details.
  • Jobs created: Based on previous analysis of the economic impact of National Institutes of Health R&D funding and author's analysis described above. See methodology for additional details.
  • Case study photo: CDC/James Gathany