Dengue, Zika and Mosquito-borne Diseases – Next Voices from the Vanguard Lecture

Dengue fever debilitates, sickens and even kills millions of poor people around the world every year – many of them young children. And the same mosquitoes that carry dengue also spread other high-profile viruses such as the Zika virus, the subject of a World Health Organization warning that pregnant women should avoid travel to certain countries for fear of severe birth defects.

Join us February 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the UGA Chapel for the next Voices from the Vanguard. Thomas W. Scott, Ph.D., distinguished professor at University of California—Davis, will talk about “The human factor: people, places and the fight against infected mosquitoes.”

Voices from the Vanguard lectures are free and open to the public.

This marks the 11th year for the global diseases lecture series which is co-organized by Daniel Colley, professor of microbiology and director of CTEGD, and Patricia Thomas, Knight Chair in health and medical journalism.

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Upcoming speakers include:

March 15—Claire Panosian, M.D., professor emeritus in Medicine/Infectious Diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, will present about global travel and the spread of disease, and how being on call for cases of exotic disease in one major airport is a window on the world’s infectious scourges.

April 12— Sarah J. Schlesinger, MD, associate professor of Clinical Investigation at The Rockefeller University, will give the talk “Dendritic cells, HIV vaccines and the Nobel Prize: an amazing adventure.”