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UA Borderlands Brewing Co. Science Café

November 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Discover the fascinating science happening all around us at the UA Science Café Series, brought to you by the University of Arizona College of Science. Science Cafés bring the community together with UA scientists and graduate students in a casual setting. You’ll learn about the latest research being conducted, get to know the faces behind the science, and have opportunities to ask questions and deepen your understanding. We have five separate café series at five different locations around Tucson, each with their own themes for fascinating science discussions. Come join the conversation!

Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6:00PM

Mosquitos in the Sewer: Dengue in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

Presenter: Valerie Madera-GarciaPhD student, Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Agnese Nelms Haury Fellow.

Dengue virus fever is a disease transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and is endemic in Puerto Rico. Aedes aegypti are known to breed in fresh and clean water. However, Puerto Rico has reported an unusual production of more than 18,000 Aedes aegypti mosquitoes from septic tanks in the southeastern part of the island. On September 20, 2017, Puerto Rico was devastated by most catastrophic hurricane ever seen in the Caribbean, Maria. This talk will describe the situation of Puerto Rico regarding Dengue cases and Aedes aegypti mosquito production in septic tanks before and after Hurricane Maria. I will discuss my research objectives and the importance of developing tools, such as prediction models and spatial analysis, to mitigate the burden of Dengue transmission in Puerto Rico for the next hurricane season.


November 8, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Borderlands Brewing Company
119 E. Toole Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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