Science Café Cleveland presents


There is more to mosquito-borne diseases than Zika

MAY 9, 2016




Daniel Tisch, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, CWRU


Ronald Blanton, MD, MSc

Professor, Department of Global Health and Diseases, CWRU




Mosquito-borne diseases have shaped the human genome, society, and history. Mosquitoes transmit a wide variety of viruses and parasites. Risk of acquiring these infections depends on the types and distribution of mosquitoes in a region and the presence - or introduction - of the infectious organism. We have made great progress against many infections and their associated diseases such as lymphatic filariasis, malaria, yellow fever, and Japanese enchephalitis. While mosquito control has played an important role in these successes, the benefit of effective medications, vaccines, and diagnostics have been significant. There are also infections in which control and elimination is less practical given current tools.
In this session we will discuss changes in the distribution of mosquitoes and infectious organisms and the constant challenge of controlling mosquito-borne infections and diseases as we face new and emerging infections.




The Music Box Supper Club - Concert Hall

1148 Main Avenue

Cleveland, Ohio 44113



May 9, 2016

Doors will be open 5:30 - 9:00 PM (Last call at 8:45PM). Presentation and discussion is 7:00 - 8:00 PM. The Concert Hall will also host a limited menu before and during the event. Not to mention a full bar! (Click here to view menu). Come early, get a good seat, grab a bite and a beverage and enjoy the discussion!


WHO: Sponsored by Case Western Reserve University chapter of Sigma Xi, WCPN ideastream, and the Music Box Supper Club.


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