Catching Culprits: Mosquitos As Vectors for Disease

Jul 27, 2016

David Claborn has spent many years worrying about the role insects play in the spread of disease. While in the Navy, he deployed with troops in order to mitigate problems that might arise from contact with diseases through these insect carriers.

Since coming to Missouri State University nine years ago, he has spent time dealing with other issues, including acting as the Interim Director for the MS of Public Health program in the College of Health and Human Services. Recently, given the concern related to the Zika virus, he has been asked to undertake a mosquito capture project, to better gauge the likelihood of a problem here in Missouri.

Listen in as he discusses the role these pests play in transmitting viral infections and what is currently being done to address future possibilities.