What is EIS?
The Encephalitis Information System is a service to the public produced and maintained by the University of Florida, IFAS, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory. The purpose of the system is to provide general information on encephalitis, to provide up-to-date reports on the status of the various encephalitides in Florida, and to help the reader understand the true significance of the data presented in this page, or elsewhere. Please read the disclaimer at the bottom of this page.

We also aim to be an educational resource on the subject. Our kids page, designed for primary students and teachers, includes various activities to help children learn about encephalitis and about mosquitoes in general. Other sections of this page provide information aimed at older audiences. Our contacts page contains links to other related sites, and contact information for agencies involved in disease monitoring, prevention, and research.

Navigation Suggestions
Take the time to visit the various sections of this page and visit us often, as the contents are constantly changing. A great deal of the information in this page is meant to assist the visitor in assesing what all the facts and figures really mean in practical terms. If you are searching for a quick update on the encephalitis situation in Florida, go directly to the current situation link.

The EIS Team

TOP ROW: Jonathan Day, Jorge Rey, Roxanne Rutledge, George O'Meara
BOTTOM ROW: Walter Tabachnick, Cynthia Lord, Allan Curtis
NOT PICTURED: Lillian Stark.

Contact: Jorge Rey - jrr@mail.ifas.ufl.edu

The information presented here is for information purpposes only and is not to be construed as a legal document. Any reliance on the information contained herein is at the user's own risk. The University of Florida assumes no responsibility for any use of the information contained herein or from any loss resulting therefrom.