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Luis Hernandez-Triana

Exploring the rise of vector-borne diseases

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Image of a mosquito, APHA logo and the text, "World Zoonoses Day, Exploring the rise of vector-borne diseases, July 6th 2023"

Temperate regions such as the UK, are now seeing repeated introductions of invasive mosquito species, as well as mosquito-borne viruses not previously detected in the UK. Doctor Luis M. Hernández-Triana, APHA’s Discipline Champion and expert in the field of vector borne diseases describes how APHA is involved in vector borne disease research and the importance of these emerging pathogens.

APHA's work on viruses spread by mosquitos

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Virology scientist Sanam Sewgobind analysing dead mosquito specimens in the laboratory facilities at APHA

Friday 20th August is World Mosquito Day which is observed annually to mark the 1897 British discovery that female mosquitoes can transmit malaria to humans. In this blog, we hear from Luis Hernández-Triana and Suzanna Bell, APHA Discipline Champions and experts in the field of Vector Borne Diseases, as they tell us more about APHA’s work on this fascinating specialist area.