On April 12, 2017 at 3 p.m. the Coastal Discovery Museum will host Dr. John D. Edman for this program on Zika and related mosquito-transmitted viruses for people living in the Lowcountry and traveling to the Caribbean. This lecture will contrast the biology and distribution of these two vector mosquitoes and how they are able to maintain and transmit flaviviruses to people.
Dr. Edman had a 40 year academic career of teaching, research and administration at the University of California, Davis, the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and the Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory. His broad interests in the behavior and ecology of blood-feeding arthropods and the infectious diseases they transmit, resulted in nearly 200 research publications, reviews, book chapters and a text for graduate and advance undergraduate students.
The cost is $7 per person and reservations are required by calling (843) 689-6767 ext., 223. The Museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive, with a temporary entrance on Eastbound 278, between Spanish Wells Road and Gumtree Road. For more information about the “Zika Virus: What’s the Risk?” program, go to coastaldiscovery.org.