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Battling Dengue at a Field Station in Iquitos, Peru

This is Iquitos, Peru, known as the

UC Davis epidemiologist Amy Morrison knows Iquitos, Peru, like the back of her hand. Travelers know Iquitos as the "capital of the Peruvian Amazon" but scientists know it as a hot spot for dengue, a mosquito-borne viral disease with raging outbreaks in...

Posted on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 3:24 PM

Dengue: Yes, You Can Get It Again

Aedes aegypti, the daytime-biting mosquito that prefers human blood. (CDC Photo)

Medical entomologists are learning more and more about Aedes aegypti, the daytime-biting mosquito that prefers human blood. The mosquito transmits the Zika virus, currently "the" hot medical topic. But it also transmits dengue, yellow fever and...

Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 6:03 PM

Mosquitoes Take the Spotlight: Front Line and Center

Aedes aegypti feeding on its host. (Photo by Jena Johnson)

Mosquitoes will take the spotlight, front line and center, this month. On Wednesday, April 8, Regents Professor Michael Strand of the University of Georgia, Athens, and internationally recognized for his research on parasite-insect host interactions,...

Posted on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 6:15 PM

It's Like Winning the Triple Crown

James Carey teaching a UC Davis chemistry class “how to make one-minute videos on the properties of the elements in periodic tables.” The result: 540 one-minute videos, probably a world record. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's like winning the triple crown. The Pacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America (PBESA) has announced that two distinguished professors and a graduate student from the Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of California,...

Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 9:50 PM

Global Burden of Dengue

Professor Thomas Scott, a worldwide expert on dengue, is pictured in Kenya.

Don't ever underestimate the threat of dengue. The mosquito-borne viral disease known as “breakbone fever,” is three times more prevalent than originally thought, according to a research paper published today...

Posted on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 9:38 PM

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