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Mosquitoes, the Zika Virus and Virginia: An Update

This Virginia Living Museum lecture will help you better understand mosquitoes’ roles as carriers and transmitters of the Zika virus.

Date(s):

March 21, 2017 (6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Overview:

As of October 20, 2016, there were 87 confirmed cases of people infected with the Zika virus in Virginia, and all cases are classified by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as  “travel-related”.  But with 137 “locally acquired” cases in Florida, what could the future hold for other parts of the U.S., including Virginia?

York County Mosquito Biologist Betsy Hodson will help us better understand mosquitoes’ roles as carriers and transmitters of the virus, as well as the current state of research and “on the ground” activities that are connected to controlling this recent threat to human health.  Join us for this informative evening, part of the Virginia Living Museum's "Naturally Speaking" lecture series, and bring your questions! Free, but register in advance at the website or 757-595-9135.

Location:

Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23601
(757) 595-1900

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2017-03-21 18:30:00 2017-03-21 20:00:00 America/New_York Mosquitoes, the Zika Virus and Virginia: An Update This Virginia Living Museum lecture will help you better understand mosquitoes’ roles as carriers and transmitters of the Zika virus. Virginia Living Museum 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.Newport News, VA 23601(757) 595-1900 http://thevlm.org/education/adultsfamilies/adults/

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