We strengthen the capacity to prevent and respond to emerging vector-borne diseases in the Southwestern U.S. and Pacific Islands.
The Pacific Southwest is a region with diverse ecological landscapes, ranging from cool temperate forests to dry, hot deserts, making the region highly susceptible to invasive vectors, exotic pathogens such as Zika virus, and several endemic pathogens transmitted by mosquitoes and ticks. Our center involves a diverse group of professionals, ranging from researchers to public health experts, to address these public health challenges.
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The BiTeRS program offers services to enhance surveillance for ticks and tick-borne pathogens of human health concern in California and Arizona.
RT @NACCHOalerts: You needed it, we created it! NACCHO's vector control workgroup, support...Read More
RT @GLAmosquito: Our District has confirmed #WestNileVirus positive mosquito samples in #L...Read More
A human case of WNV was recently confirmed in Shasta County, CA. Read up on: A survey of t...Read More
RT @DougBrackney: The Virtual Vector Biology Seminar Series is starting back up soon (Aug....Read More