Navigation Links
UGA Odum School of Ecology professor receives grant to study West Nile Virus in NYC
Date:9/20/2007

Athens, Ga. When West Nile virus first struck New York City in 1999, news of the potentially fatal illness alarmed citizens and public health officials alike, showing that even affluent, urban societies are vulnerable to vector-borne diseases. Although West Nile virus has been widely studied, there is still little known about how the ecology of mosquito-borne diseases differs between urban and rural areas. Assistant professor at the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology John Drake hopes to shed light on these differences with a recently awarded $578,619 grant from the National Science Foundation.

Drake has partnered with the New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to obtain data on the prevalence of infected mosquitoes, birds and humans. This data will be used to develop computer models to study differences between West Nile virus in urban versus rural environments. Other goals of the three-year study are to present recommendations for improving New York Citys current mosquito control strategies, and to provide ecologically-based risk maps and calibrated metrics for early warning of disease outbreak. Drake said this would be the start of a long-term study.

I believe that mosquito population dynamics, which are notoriously complicated, are the key to this study, said Drake. Human infection with West Nile virus comes through contact with mosquitoes which get the infection from birds, not humans. And so, there is also an important wildlife-mosquito interaction.

In America since 1999, West Nile virus has resulted in around 1,000 deaths. And within the last week, the first 2007 fatality from Georgia has been reported, again demonstrating the need for further research on this topic. This serious public health concern has also created a unique opportunity because of the amount of data available.

Here, for the first time, we have a remarkably complete dataset with which to study the interplay of urbanization
'/>"/>

Contact: Anisa S. Jimenez
anisaj@uga.edu
706-542-6013
University of Georgia
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. $6.5 Million Grant for Microarray Center at Yale School of Medicine
2. Wild meerkats school their young
3. Very low birth weight linked to reduced quality of life in pre-school children
4. Mailman School of Public Health researchers report blood DNA can be early predictor of liver cancer
5. University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers develop off-the-shelf vascular grafts
6. Putting ecology back into river restoration
7. Diverse tropical forests defy metabolic ecology models
8. UMaine teams with fishermen to study affects of trawling on seafloor ecology
9. Amber reveals ecology of 30 million year old spiders
10. On the track of tiny larvae, a new model elucidates connections in marine ecology
11. Different strategies underlie the ecology of microbial invasions
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/5/2015)... NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD and ... focused on the growing mobile commerce market, announces the ... as part of its 2015 marketing and branding initiatives ... new consumer website for Wocketwallet.com earlier this month. ... said, "Our new corporate website naturally showcases our premiere ...
(Date:2/5/2015)... 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ... authentication company focused on the growing mobile commerce market, ... Online CEO Conference on January 29 th at ... , CEO of NXT-ID will present and host a ... smart wallet and its full suite of biometric technologies. ...
(Date:2/5/2015)... Feb. 3, 2015 Despite a lack ... industries such as consumer electronics, automotive, storage and ... mount technology (SMT) screen printers. Innovations in electronics ... will push the adoption curve up. Meanwhile, sale ... as glue dispensers are indispensable in the production ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NXT-ID, Inc. Launches New Corporate Website As Part Of Ongoing 2015 Branding Initiatives For Wocket Smart Wallet 2NXT-ID, Inc. Launches New Corporate Website As Part Of Ongoing 2015 Branding Initiatives For Wocket Smart Wallet 3CEO of NXT-ID, Inc. to Discuss Company's Biometric Technologies at RedChip Online Conference January 29th 2CEO of NXT-ID, Inc. to Discuss Company's Biometric Technologies at RedChip Online Conference January 29th 3End-user Demand Spurs Global SMT Screen Printers and Glue Dispensers Market 2End-user Demand Spurs Global SMT Screen Printers and Glue Dispensers Market 3
... new report published in the international conservation journal ... Africa promoting the reintroduction of captive lions do little to ... Released ,Early Online, on July 31, ,Walking with lions: ... leo ) in species restoration, was authored by a blue-ribbon ...
... and endangered animal -- be it a tiger in Nepal ... to ask people "how do you FEEL about your predatory ... out what protected species need like habitat and food ... for their human neighbors to tolerate them. A Michigan State ...
... Olympic athletes may be the best trained and physically ... susceptible to back pain. BackPainRelief.net is releasing an infographic ... injuries can be avoided. (Photo: ... for a number of injuries, and back pain is ...
Cached Biology News:Report: Captive lion reintroduction programs in Africa operate under 'conservation myth' 2Report: Captive lion reintroduction programs in Africa operate under 'conservation myth' 3To know a tiger is at least to start tolerating them, study shows 2To know a tiger is at least to start tolerating them, study shows 3Backpainrelief.net Tackles Sports Injuries with Infographic 2
(Date:3/4/2015)... March 04, 2015 Proove ... Personalized Medicine, is excited to announce the launch ... to Optimize the Management of Pain”. , The ... Medscape.com for the next year. The focus of ... to recognize inadequate pain treatments, integrate appropriate pain ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... March 4, 2015  BioClinica®, Inc., a ... provider, today announced that clinical trial professionals ... at its annual European User Conference in ... discuss the use of its eClinical technologies ... technologies include: the Microsoft Office-Smart OnPoint CTMS; ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... Follow us on LinkedIn - ... growing technologies in the life sciences industry. Growing global ... growth in nucleic acid detection technologies like qPCR and ... will continue to benefit the qPCR and dPCR instruments ... pharma, biotech, food & beverage to animal feed, will ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... 2015 Lancée par ... en décembre 2011, l,étude collaborative française ... qui compare   l es microsphères en ... dans le carcinome hépatocellulaire avancé, a recruté plus ... avancé   ; les résultats sont attendus fin ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Proove Biosciences Launches CME Accredited Program with Medscape 2Proove Biosciences Launches CME Accredited Program with Medscape 3BioClinica Teams With Pharma To Tackle Clinical Trial Challenges In Europe 2BioClinica Teams With Pharma To Tackle Clinical Trial Challenges In Europe 3Focus on Quantifying Nucleic Acid Molecules Spurs Growth in the qPCR & dPCR Instrumentation Market, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 2Focus on Quantifying Nucleic Acid Molecules Spurs Growth in the qPCR & dPCR Instrumentation Market, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 3Focus on Quantifying Nucleic Acid Molecules Spurs Growth in the qPCR & dPCR Instrumentation Market, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 4Traitement du cancer primitif du foie : Recrutement terminé pour l'étude SARAH et résultats attendus fin 2016 2Traitement du cancer primitif du foie : Recrutement terminé pour l'étude SARAH et résultats attendus fin 2016 3Traitement du cancer primitif du foie : Recrutement terminé pour l'étude SARAH et résultats attendus fin 2016 4Traitement du cancer primitif du foie : Recrutement terminé pour l'étude SARAH et résultats attendus fin 2016 5Traitement du cancer primitif du foie : Recrutement terminé pour l'étude SARAH et résultats attendus fin 2016 6
... Company Focused on iPS Technology, SAN ... and The J.,David Gladstone Institutes, an independent ... research collaboration and licensing,agreement to focus on ... (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080616/AQM126LOGO ), iPS cells ...
... SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 16 Anesiva,Inc. (Nasdaq: ... Kranda as,president, chief executive officer and a member of ... Kranda succeeds John P. McLaughlin,who resigned as chief executive ... business interests, while remaining a consultant to the,company., ...
... Virginia, ROSH HA,AYIN, Israel, June 16 ,EnzySurge Ltd. ... wound management, recently announced the formation of its,Scientific ... practitioners with diversified expertise in chronic wounds.,The Company ... PhD, Diane L.,Krasner, PhD RN, FAAN, Joseph L. ...
Cached Biology Technology:The Gladstone Institutes and iZumi Bio Announce Broad Partnership in Regenerative Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease 2Anesiva Names Michael L. Kranda as President, Chief Executive Officer and Member of Its Board of Directors 2Anesiva Names Michael L. Kranda as President, Chief Executive Officer and Member of Its Board of Directors 3EnzySurge, Maker of DermaStream(TM), Announces the Formation of its Scientific Advisory Board 2EnzySurge, Maker of DermaStream(TM), Announces the Formation of its Scientific Advisory Board 3EnzySurge, Maker of DermaStream(TM), Announces the Formation of its Scientific Advisory Board 4
...
High-throughput DNA sequencing of any library. Just give us your transformation mixture, and we'll do the rest. ABI 3730xl's yield the longest read lengths available. LIMS tracking utilizing Geospiza...
... offers single pass sequencing of plasmids ... fueled by our high performance sequencing ... Phred20 bases per day. The key ... sequencing customers are rapid turnaround, high ...
... Agencourt offers a high quality whole genome ... while reducing costs allow even the smallest ... endeavors. The key features which set our ... unique library construction strategies, proprietary assembly software, ...
Biology Products: