Biting Back: Confronting Mosquito-borne Illnesses

February 1, 2024

Our February talks addressed the role mosquitoes play in public health and the new technology to combat disease spread by mosquitoes.

Talk Description:

Did you know that mosquitoes are the world’s deadliest animal, causing over 700,000 deaths every year? As vectors for diseases like malaria, dengue, and Zika, they pose an unmatched threat to human health. Join us in this month’s Science in the News talk where Yale scientists Mara Kushelman, Sandra Sandria, and Cristina Arnes Sanz talk about how advancements in science and technology can be harnessed to confront the challenges posed by mosquito-borne illnesses. During this talk, we will highlight the impacts of climate change on insect spread, and dive into the past and the future of science-based methods to eradicate or control mosquito-borne diseases.