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Cate Hill, Purdue University

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We are entering an era in which our ability to control mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika, dengue and malaria is threatened by increasingly widespread drug and insecticide resistance. In this infectious diseases version of "Game of Thrones," you win or you die--either we will develop new ways to fight mosquitoes and the pathogens they transmit, or we face devastating disease epidemics. Promising technologies for controlling these diseases include designer insecticides, GMO mosquitoes and high-tech mosquito traps and deterrent devices. But will a "dragon glass" help us control the "threat beyond the Wall" or create a new set of problems?

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STEW 206

Start Date

10-4-2016 11:30 AM

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Oct 4th, 11:30 AM

Infectious Diseases and the Game of Thrones: Can new technologies prevent epidemics of mosquito-borne diseases?

STEW 206

We are entering an era in which our ability to control mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika, dengue and malaria is threatened by increasingly widespread drug and insecticide resistance. In this infectious diseases version of "Game of Thrones," you win or you die--either we will develop new ways to fight mosquitoes and the pathogens they transmit, or we face devastating disease epidemics. Promising technologies for controlling these diseases include designer insecticides, GMO mosquitoes and high-tech mosquito traps and deterrent devices. But will a "dragon glass" help us control the "threat beyond the Wall" or create a new set of problems?