Mosquitoes and the New Zika Virus: What Can Mississippians Do to Protect Themselves?

Thursday, June 30, 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Dr. Jerome Goddard, Extension Professor of Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology & Plant Pathology

Contact Name: 
Connie Templeton
Contact Phone: 
(662) 325-8643

Zika virus, a mosquito-transmitted virus new to the Americas, has recently been in the news because of its devastating effects on unborn children. Due to people returning from travel to Central and South America and the Caribbean this summer, there is a possibility Zika virus may become established in the southern U.S. This talk will explore this new disease threat and provide ways for citizens to protect themselves.

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