Tracking the West Nile
Harvard School of Public Health Professor Andrew Spelman is working to track the mosquitoes that carry the West Nile virus from the initial citing in Venezuela and Argentina. The project's aim is to define the duration of the transmission season and to determine how the virus survives the winter in the bodies of hibernating mosquitoes. In addition, Professor Spielman is seeking to devise improved intervention strategies in collaboration with mosquito-control program managers to assess the efficacy of various interventions.
Participating Harvard faculty: Andrew Spielman, Professor of Tropical Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH)
Collaborating Institutions: Universidad de Buenos Aires