Mosquito-Borne Infections

Suganya Manivannan, MD
Monday, February 9, 2015
Category: Arboviruses, Tropical Infections

Dr. Suganya Mannivannan speaks about mosquito-borne infections, including malaria, dengue, Chikungunya, Yellow Fever, West Nile Virus, Filariasis, and Encephalitis viruses. She speaks about the lifespan of malarial parasites and transmission vectors, symptoms, protective factors, and treatment. She touches on current Phase I trials for malaria vaccines. She continues on to review epidemiology, vectors, symptoms, diagnostics, and management for each infection. Mosquito attributes, including life cycles, reproduction, and feeding are discussed, as well as preventative techniques.

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