Video: Zika Vector Control

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By UM News 

UM public health specialist John C. Beier, Sc.D. discusses ways that UM Miller School of Medicine scientists are working to control vectors of the Zika virus.

John C. Beier, Sc.D., is director of the division of environment and public health and professor in the department of public health sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and professor in the Leonard and Jayne Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy. Beier’s expertise and research interests lie in vector-borne diseases, vector biology and control, environmental management, insect ecology and behavior and transmission dynamics. Here, Beier discusses ways that he and other public health scientists from the UM Miller School of Medicine are working with local officials to control vectors that transmit the Zika virus in South Florida.

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