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Malaria Observation Day at UC Davis on April 25

UC Davis medical entomologist Anthony Cornel with a villager in Mali.

With all the news media coverage lately on the Zika virus, the more pressing disease of malaria may seem overshadowed. It shouldn't be, nor is it, at the University of California, Davis. Medical entomologists and other scientists at UC Davis are...

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 6:11 PM

The Most Dangerous Animal on the Planet

Malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae, by medical entomologist Anthony Cornel, UC Davis

What's the most dangerous animal on the planet? No, not rhinos,  cape buffaloes, hippos, lions, elephants, crocodiles or sharks. It's an insect, the blood-sucking mosquito. Mosquitoes that transmit malaria, including Anopheles gambiae, kill more...

Posted on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 5:41 PM

Mosquitoes Take the Spotlight: Front Line and Center

Aedes aegypti feeding on its host. (Photo by Jena Johnson)

Mosquitoes will take the spotlight, front line and center, this month. On Wednesday, April 8, Regents Professor Michael Strand of the University of Georgia, Athens, and internationally recognized for his research on parasite-insect host interactions,...

Posted on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 6:15 PM

Targeting Malaria at a Bay Area Symposium

The malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae. (Photo by Anthony Cornel)

Mark your calendar. If you want to learn about malaria and the exciting new research underway, be sure to set aside Friday, April 24. It's the fourth annual Bay Area World Malaria Day Symposium, co-hosted by the University of California, Davis, and...

Posted on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 8:22 PM

Observing Bay Area World Malaria Day

A malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae, feeding on human blood. (Photo by Anthony Cornel)

The statistics are alarming.  "Every 45 seconds a child in Africa dies from malaria, a disease spread by a single mosquito bite. There are more than 200 million cases of malaria each year, and nearly 1 million of those infected die from the disease...

Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 8:28 PM

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