Row of aedes aegypti mosquitoes salivating in capillary tubes
Aedes aegypti mosquitoes exposed to Zika virus salivating in capillary tubes to determine if they are transmitting the virus. (Ana Ramirez)

UC Davis Receives $10M for Pacific Southwest Center of Excellence

Center’s Goal is to Manage and Prevent Mosquito and Tick-Borne Diseases

"Mosquito and tick-borne diseases are increasing in the Pacific Southwest and remain a serious public health threat. For the last five years, the Pacific Southwest Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases, or PacVec, led by the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, has been working with other universities and partners in the Southwest to find better ways to manage and prevent these diseases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently awarded a new 5-year, $10 million grant for UC Davis to continue its work with six other research universities in research, training, and outreach on vectors, which are organisms that transmit diseases from an animal to a human or another animal."

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