Ticks, Mosquitoes, and Human Health
Media Briefing - Highlights

Selected clips from SciLine’s media briefing on June 19, 2019. (Back to main briefing page)


What are the trends for U.S. tick-borne diseases?

Dr. Ben Beard, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. Beard discusses trends in tick-borne diseases in the United States, where there has been an increase in the number reported and discovered in the last decade.

What’s an example of how climate and weather patterns can affect mosquito populations?

Dr. Lyric Bartholomay, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Bartholomay discusses how climate and weather patterns are affecting mosquito populations in Wisconsin.

What must be done to ensure that vaccine development keeps up with newly emerging vector-borne diseases?

Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi, Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Bottazzi recommends steps that can be taken to ensure that vaccines will be developed and avaiable for newly emerging vector-borne diseases.