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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

Global Burden of Dengue

Professor Thomas Scott, a worldwide expert on dengue, is pictured in Kenya.

Don't ever underestimate the threat of dengue. The mosquito-borne viral disease known as “breakbone fever,” is three times more prevalent than originally thought, according to a research paper published today...

Professor Thomas Scott, a worldwide expert on dengue, is pictured in Kenya.
Professor Thomas Scott, a worldwide expert on dengue, is pictured in Kenya.

Professor Thomas Scott, a worldwide expert on dengue, is pictured in Kenya.

Global dengue risk. Areas in red indicate high risk for dengue occurrence while green areas indicate low risk. (Map courtesy of Jane Messina)
Global dengue risk. Areas in red indicate high risk for dengue occurrence while green areas indicate low risk. (Map courtesy of Jane Messina)

Global dengue risk. Areas in red indicate high risk for dengue occurrence while green areas indicate low risk. (Map courtesy of Jane Messina)

Posted on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Fighting Dengue

Aedes aeypti, also known as the dengue mosquito. (CDC Photo)

The dengue research news coming out of medical entomologist Thomas Scott's lab at the University of California, Davis, is certainly exciting. And compelling. In an article published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...

Aedes aeypti, also known as the dengue mosquito. (CDC Photo)
Aedes aeypti, also known as the dengue mosquito. (CDC Photo)

Aedes aeypti, also known as the dengue mosquito. (CDC Photo)

Street scene in Iquitos, Peru. (Photo courtesy of the Thomas Scott lab, UC Davis)
Street scene in Iquitos, Peru. (Photo courtesy of the Thomas Scott lab, UC Davis)

Street scene in Iquitos, Peru. (Photo courtesy of the Thomas Scott lab, UC Davis)

Posted on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 9:27 PM

An Important Message

Aedes aegypti transmits the deadly dengue. (Photo by James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

It's Halloween tomorrow (Wednesday) but what's really frightening is Aedes aegypti, a mosquito that transmits the deadly dengue. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), dengue is the world's most rapidly spreading mosquito-transmitted...

Aedes aegypti transmits the deadly dengue. (Photo by James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Aedes aegypti transmits the deadly dengue. (Photo by James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Aedes aegypti transmits the deadly dengue. (Photo by James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Professor Sarjeet Gill at a malaria conference at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Professor Sarjeet Gill at a malaria conference at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Professor Sarjeet Gill at a malaria conference at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 9:50 PM
Tags: Aedes aegypti (8), Bruce Hammock (1), dengue (10), Sarjeet Gill (1), seminar (1)

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