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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...

This is Iquitos, Peru, known as the
This is Iquitos, Peru, known as the "capital of the Peruvian Amazon." Scientists know it as a hot spot for dengue. (Photo courtesy of the Thomas Scott lab)

This is Iquitos, Peru, known as the "capital of the Peruvian Amazon." Scientists know it as a hot spot for dengue. (Photo courtesy of the Thomas Scott lab)

UC Davis epidemiologist Amy Morrison discusses dengue with Iquitos residents.
UC Davis epidemiologist Amy Morrison discusses dengue with Iquitos residents.

UC Davis epidemiologist Amy Morrison discusses dengue with Iquitos residents.

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...

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

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

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