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Dengue and Chikungunya in Our Backyard: Preventing Aedes Mosquito-Borne Diseases (an Encore Presentation)

Tuesday, July 19 at 1 p.m. ET

Outbreaks of mosquito-borne diseases depend on many factors and are especially difficult to predict, prevent and control. Because there are no licensed vaccines available to prevent dengue, chikungunya, or Zika virus infections, controlling mosquito populations and reducing bites are currently the most effective prevention measures.


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Zika is a virus which is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. Though illness symptoms are usually mild, Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause serious birth defects.

Learn more about preventing Aedes Mosquito-Borne Disease
Learn more about preventing birth defects

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CDC Grand Rounds Upcoming Sessions

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  • October 18, 2016: New Technologies for Detecting and Tracking Foodborne Illness
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