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Zeroing in on Dengue

Aedes aegypti transmits dengue. (Photo courtesy  of James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

Deep in the heart of the Amazon forest, the dengue mosquito, Aedes aegpti, is on the prowl. So are researchers from the Thomas Scott lab at UC Davis. Scott, a medical entomologist who directs the state-funded UC Mosquito Research Laboratory, and his...

Aedes aegypti transmits dengue. (Photo courtesy  of James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
Aedes aegypti transmits dengue. (Photo courtesy of James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

Aedes aegypti transmits dengue. (Photo courtesy of James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

Posted on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 7:07 PM
Tags: Aedes aegypti (22), Amy Morrison (2), dengue (10), Thomas Scott (14)

Trying to Control Dengue

The dengue mosquito, Aedes aegypti. (Photo courtesy  of James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

It's not just high temperatures that play a significant role in the transmission of dengue, a deadly mosquito-borne disease that strikes millions of people in tropical and subtropical countries. The size and pattern of fluctuations in daily...

The dengue mosquito, Aedes aegypti. (Photo courtesy  of James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
The dengue mosquito, Aedes aegypti. (Photo courtesy of James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

The dengue mosquito, Aedes aegypti. (Photo courtesy of James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 at 8:03 PM

On the Trail of Dengue

Killer Mosquito

Medical entomologist Thomas Scott (right), professor of entomology at the University of California, Davis, and a newly elected fellow of the Entomological Society of America, knows his foe well. His foe? The day-biting, tiger-striped mosquito, Aedes...

Killer Mosquito
Killer Mosquito

DENGUE MOSQUITO--The Aedes aegypti mosquito transmits the virus that causes dengue fever. (Photo by James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

At work
At work

THOMAS SCOTT at work in his lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, November 8, 2010 at 5:26 PM
Tags: Aedes aegypti (22), Carl Zimmer (1), dengue (10), Thomas Scott (14)

War on Dengue Fever

Medical entomologist Thomas Scott

UC Davis medical entomologist Thomas Scott is mentioned in "The War on Dengue Fever," a news article published Nov. 3, 2008 in the New York Times. Scott is a leading expert on dengue fever, a mosquito-borne disease transmitted by Aeges...

Medical entomologist Thomas Scott
Medical entomologist Thomas Scott

MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGIST--Thomas Scott, professor of entomology at UC Davis, is one of the leading authorities on dengue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In the lab
In the lab

IN THE LAB--Battling mosquito-borne diseases, Thomas Scott, medical entomologist and professor of entomology at UC Davis, maintains a mosquito research lab in Briggs Hall on the UC Davis campus and field stations in Mexico, Thailand and Peru. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at 4:28 PM
Tags: dengue (10), New York Times (6), Thomas Scott (14)

What's Medical Entomology?

Thomas Scott in Kenya

What's medical entomolology? Anyone who's an entomologist or who works in entomology is asked that question periodically. Medical, they know. Entomology? Often not. But medical entomology? Well, it's the study of relationships among arthorpods,...

Thomas Scott in Kenya
Thomas Scott in Kenya

IN KENYA--UC Davis medical entomologist Thomas Scott, towers above schoolchildren in Kenya in a photo taken in 2004. (He's 6-foot, 6-inches tall.)

Mosquito that tranmits dengue
Mosquito that tranmits dengue

THE CULPRIT--This is the mosquito, Aedes egypti, that transmits dengue. UC Davis entomologist Thomas Scott is a leading authority on the mosquito and the disease. See http://entomology.ucdavis.edu/news/tomscottdengue.html. (Photo by James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Posted on Friday, October 31, 2008 at 12:17 PM

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