Don’t bug out over latest Zika news

Vector biologist Laura Harrington and chair of the Department of Entomology at Cornell University says overreaction to the threat of Zika virus in the continental U.S. could be harmful to citizens’ psychological well-being, as well as the environment as it may lead to mass spraying of insecticides that may not be effective in controlling the mosquitos. […]

Change in mosquito mating may control Zika virus

ITHACA, N.Y. – Genetic cues from male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes passed on during sex affect which genes are turned on or off in a females’ reproductive tract post-mating, including genes related to blood feeding, egg development and immune defense, according to new Cornell research. The researchers believe such processes provide information that could be exploited […]

New study showing mosquito mating a possible key to controlling Zika virus to be outlined during DC event

Cornell-UN sociologist joins to advise developing nations how to prepare WHO: Cornell Professors Laura Harrington and Alaka Base Harrington, https://entomology.cals.cornell.edu/people/laura-harrington, chair of the Department of Entomology at Cornell University, is a vector biologist and expert on the biology of the main vector of Zika virus, Aedes aegypti. She will discuss the vector ecology and epidemiology […]

Cornell expert on Zika virus answers commonly asked questions (video)

Vector biologist Laura Harrington, chair of the Department of Entomology at Cornell University, answers frequently asked questions about the transmission, epidemiology, and control of the Zika virus, which is spread through the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito.   Video on Cornell box: https://cornell.box.com/zika-virus Video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zAQNzEcsBw  Bio: https://entomology.cals.cornell.edu/people/laura-harrington     For interviews contact: Rebecca Valli O: (607) […]

Cost may inject “reality check” into celebration over new malaria vaccine

Laura Harrington, professor of entomology at Cornell University and an expert in global health and epidemiology, says a promising new malaria vaccine being tested by GlaxoSmithKline is a step in the right direction, but more economical methods are needed. Harrington says: “Despite a resurgence in the global effort to fight malaria, the war on this […]