$10M CDC grant funds center to fight vector borne diseases

Managing mosquito-borne viruses, such as West Nile, Dengue, Zika and tick-borne Lyme disease have been a challenge due to lack of resources, knowledge and trained expertise. To better understand, prevent and treat diseases passed from insects to people, the Cornell University-led Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases will launch later this month, thanks to […]

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) […]