/ Modified jan 2, 2019 10:11 a.m.

Episode 161: Climate Change and the Transmission of Infectious Diseases

The impact of a changing climate on the transmission of infectious diseases.

AZSCI 161 Infectious Disease This photomicrograph shows a mature Plasmodium malariae schizont within an infected RBC.
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Climate Change and the Transmission of Infectious Diseases

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Episode 161: Kacey Ernst, University of Arizona Epidemiology and Biostatistics Professor

University of Arizona Epidemiology and Biostatistics professor Kacey Ernst is working to find ways to limit the transmission of diseases that are spread by mosquitoes. In Kenya and Indonesia, she is seeking to draw women more actively into the fight against malaria, with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Closer to home, she has examined how warmer weather patterns may impact the risk of mosquito-borne dengue fever in the southern U.S.

Kacey Ernst spoke with Leslie Tolbert, PhD, Regents Professor Emerita in Neuroscience at the University of Arizona.

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