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 […]

Spread of Zika virus underscores class and gender issues

Alaka Basu, professor of development sociology and Senior Fellow at the United Nations Foundation, says Zika underscores the lethal intersection of class and gender in public health tragedies. Basu, an expert in the areas of reproductive health and family planning, gender and development, and child health and mortality, is particularly interested in the social and […]

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) […]

Developing vaccines for global diseases, Cornell researchers give it a shot

The World Health Organization (WHO) is set to hold an emergency meeting Feb. 1 to address the ongoing Zika virus outbreak in the Americas. The health organization created a list in December to prioritize which diseases were likely to cause outbreaks in the near future after the world was caught off guard by an Ebola […]

Cornell biologist available for interviews about the Zika virus following outbreak in Latin America

Several Latin American countries have seen a surge in the number of Zika virus cases, with the largest known outbreak happening in Brazil. According to health officials, the virus has caused the death of several infants and almost 4,000 cases of microcephaly, a rare brain defect in babies. Laura Harrington, chair of the Department of […]