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Zeroing in on the Zika Virus

This mosquito, Aedes aegypti (infected mosqutoes can transmit such diseases as dengue and the Zika virus) will be the focus of Lark Coffey's seminar at 4:10 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7 in 122 Briggs Hall, UC Davis. (Photo by James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control)

If you're interested in Zika virus research, you'll want to attend Lark Coffey's seminar on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 4:10 p.m. in 122 Briggs Hall, University of California, Davis. Lark Coffey, an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology,...

This mosquito, Aedes aegypti (infected mosqutoes can transmit such diseases as dengue and the Zika virus) will be the focus of Lark Coffey's seminar at 4:10 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7 in 122 Briggs Hall, UC Davis. (Photo by James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control)
This mosquito, Aedes aegypti (infected mosqutoes can transmit such diseases as dengue and the Zika virus) will be the focus of Lark Coffey's seminar at 4:10 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7 in 122 Briggs Hall, UC Davis. (Photo by James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control)

This mosquito, Aedes aegypti (infected mosqutoes can transmit such diseases as dengue and the Zika virus) will be the focus of Lark Coffey's seminar at 4:10 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7 in 122 Briggs Hall, UC Davis. (Photo by James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control)

UC Davis Researcher: What Repellents and Doses Are Best to Prevent Zika Virus

Working on zika-virus research are UC Davis chemical ecologist Walter Leal (foreground) and colleagues and co-authors Rosangela Barbosa (center) and graduate student Gabriel Faierstein of FIOCRUZ-PE, Recife, Brazil.

If you're traveling to—or living in--a Zika virus-infested area, it's far better to use DEET rather than Picaridin and to use higher, rather than lower, doses of DEET because lower doses do not work well with older mosquitoes, newly published...

Working on zika-virus research are UC Davis chemical ecologist Walter Leal (foreground) and colleagues and co-authors Rosangela Barbosa (center) and graduate student Gabriel Faierstein of FIOCRUZ-PE, Recife, Brazil.
Working on zika-virus research are UC Davis chemical ecologist Walter Leal (foreground) and colleagues and co-authors Rosangela Barbosa (center) and graduate student Gabriel Faierstein of FIOCRUZ-PE, Recife, Brazil.

Working on zika-virus research are UC Davis chemical ecologist Walter Leal (foreground) and colleagues and co-authors Rosangela Barbosa (center) and graduate student Gabriel Faierstein of FIOCRUZ-PE, Recife, Brazil.

The southern house mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus, can also transmit the Zika virus, but the primary mosquito is the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The southern house mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus, can also transmit the Zika virus, but the primary mosquito is the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The southern house mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus, can also transmit the Zika virus, but the primary mosquito is the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 2:00 AM

Zeroing in on the Zika Virus at ICE 2016

Nobel Laureate Peter Agre (center), a keynote speaker at ICE 2016, is flanked by the ICE 2016 co-chairs,  Walter Leal (left) of UC Davis, and Alvin Simmons of the USDA/ARS, based in Charleston, S.C.

The yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti, probably isn't the only mosquito that transmits the Zika virus. That's what UC Davis chemical ecologist Walter Leal, co-chair of the International Congress of Entomology (ICE 2016) recently held in Orlando,...

Nobel Laureate Peter Agre (center), a keynote speaker at ICE 2016, is flanked by the ICE 2016 co-chairs,  Walter Leal (left) of UC Davis, and Alvin Simmons of the USDA/ARS, based in Charleston, S.C.
Nobel Laureate Peter Agre (center), a keynote speaker at ICE 2016, is flanked by the ICE 2016 co-chairs, Walter Leal (left) of UC Davis, and Alvin Simmons of the USDA/ARS, based in Charleston, S.C.

Nobel Laureate Peter Agre (center), a keynote speaker at ICE 2016, is flanked by the ICE 2016 co-chairs, Walter Leal (left) of UC Davis, and Alvin Simmons of the USDA/ARS, based in Charleston, S.C.

ICE 2016 in action: From left are May Berenbaum, president of the Entomological Society of America; and ICE 2016 co-chairs Walter Leal (center) and Alvin Simmons.
ICE 2016 in action: From left are May Berenbaum, president of the Entomological Society of America; and ICE 2016 co-chairs Walter Leal (center) and Alvin Simmons.

ICE 2016 in action: From left are May Berenbaum, president of the Entomological Society of America; and ICE 2016 co-chairs Walter Leal (center) and Alvin Simmons.

Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 3:55 PM

Breaking News: Zika Virus Found in Wild-Caught Culex

Culex quinquefasciatus, the southern house mosquito,is known for transmitting the West Nile virus, but now the Zika virus has been detected in wild-caught C. quinquefasciatus in Recife, Brazil, the epicenter of the Zika epidemic. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The news is out.  It's what they've been searching for. In a groundbreaking discovery, a scientific team of Brazilians and Brazilian-born chemical ecologist Walter Leal of the University of California, Davis, has announced that the Zika virus has...

Culex quinquefasciatus, the southern house mosquito,is known for transmitting the West Nile virus, but now the Zika virus has been detected in wild-caught C. quinquefasciatus in Recife, Brazil, the epicenter of the Zika epidemic. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Culex quinquefasciatus, the southern house mosquito,is known for transmitting the West Nile virus, but now the Zika virus has been detected in wild-caught C. quinquefasciatus in Recife, Brazil, the epicenter of the Zika epidemic. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Culex quinquefasciatus, the southern house mosquito,is known for transmitting the West Nile virus, but now the Zika virus has been detected in wild-caught C. quinquefasciatus in Recife, Brazil, the epicenter of the Zika epidemic. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis chemical ecologist and mosquito researcher Walter Leal (front), confers with Constancia Ayres (far right, in black) and Rosângela Barbosa (center), faculty members in the Department of Entomology, Fiocruz-Recife.  Both are Leal colloborators.
UC Davis chemical ecologist and mosquito researcher Walter Leal (front), confers with Constancia Ayres (far right, in black) and Rosângela Barbosa (center), faculty members in the Department of Entomology, Fiocruz-Recife. Both are Leal colloborators.

UC Davis chemical ecologist and mosquito researcher Walter Leal (front), confers with Constancia Ayres (far right, in black) and Rosângela Barbosa (center), faculty members in the Department of Entomology, Fiocruz-Recife. Both are Leal colloborators.

Posted on Friday, July 22, 2016 at 2:26 PM

Interest Spiking in the May 26th UC Davis Zika Public Awareness Symposiun

Planning the symposium are (front, from left) Esmeralda Curiel, Irene Orellano Bonilla, Nepheli Neeta Aji, Amarita Singh, Professor Walter Leal, Nida Ahmed, Leah Uto and Navjot Grewal. In the second row (from left) are John Tenorio, Mahmoud Jabaieh, Holly Vickery, Justin Hildebrand (back), Savannah Tobin, Christian Wirawan (back), Justin Hwang, James Warwick and Andre Tran. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Zika virus is "scarier than we initially thought." So screamed a recent USA Today headline in a quote attributed to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "Public health officials used their strongest language to date in warning...

Planning the symposium are (front, from left) Esmeralda Curiel, Irene Orellano Bonilla, Nepheli Neeta Aji, Amarita Singh, Professor Walter Leal, Nida Ahmed, Leah Uto and Navjot Grewal. In the second row (from left) are John Tenorio, Mahmoud Jabaieh, Holly Vickery, Justin Hildebrand (back), Savannah Tobin, Christian Wirawan (back), Justin Hwang, James Warwick and Andre Tran. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Planning the symposium are (front, from left) Esmeralda Curiel, Irene Orellano Bonilla, Nepheli Neeta Aji, Amarita Singh, Professor Walter Leal, Nida Ahmed, Leah Uto and Navjot Grewal. In the second row (from left) are John Tenorio, Mahmoud Jabaieh, Holly Vickery, Justin Hildebrand (back), Savannah Tobin, Christian Wirawan (back), Justin Hwang, James Warwick and Andre Tran. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Planning the symposium are (front, from left) Esmeralda Curiel, Irene Orellano Bonilla, Nepheli Neeta Aji, Amarita Singh, Professor Walter Leal, Nida Ahmed, Leah Uto and Navjot Grewal. In the second row (from left) are John Tenorio, Mahmoud Jabaieh, Holly Vickery, Justin Hildebrand (back), Savannah Tobin, Christian Wirawan (back), Justin Hwang, James Warwick and Andre Tran. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 5:28 PM

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