Seminar: A Next-Gen Monitoring and Forecasting System for Environmental Suitability of Aedes-borne Disease Transmission

Event date: 9/4/2019 12:00 PM Export event

Aedes aegypti mosquito, one of the primary vectors for dengue fever transmission around the world. Credit: James Gathany (Centers for Disease Control): 

On September 4th from 12-1pm, CPO’s International Research and Applications Project (IRAP) will host a webinar about currently funded research to provide useful information for health sector decision makers. Dr. Ángel Muñoz, IRAP-supported Associate Research Scientist with the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, will present his work to develop and implement a new system for monitoring and forecasting environmental suitability of Aedes-borne disease transmission. Aedes-borne diseases, such as dengue and chikunguya, are responsible for more than 50-100 million infections worldwide every year and are considered a national and global security issue. In the United States, the majority of these infections are imported from endemic regions by travelers who can become new sources of transmission once they are back in the country if the mosquitoes and suitable environmental conditions are present. The new monitoring and forecasting system is currently being implemented in partnership with several institutions, including RISA’s CCRUN team. Project collaborator Ana Riviere-Cinnamond from the Pan-American Health Organization will join Dr. Muñoz for his presentation.

Date: Wednesday, September 4th from 12-1pm
In-person location: NOAA SSMC III 12th floor large conference room (12836)
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