CDC hosts vector control experts to discuss strategies to combat Aedes aegypti


Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Contact: CDC Media Relations


CDC, in collaboration with the CDC Foundation, will convene a two-day meeting February 27-28, 2017, to exchange facts and information about options and methods for monitoring and controlling Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and to reduce illness in people from Zika and other diseases transmitted by this mosquito. More than 150 expert scientists from around the world have been invited to report on the state of the science, successes and challenges of existing mosquito control tools, innovative methods to control mosquitoes, and to give input on the design of large, well-controlled epidemiologic studies to evaluate these tools. The opening and closing sessions will be webcast.


Judith Monroe, MD, FAAFP, President and CEO, CDC Foundation

Lyle R. Petersen, MD, MPH; Director, Division of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

C. Ben Beard, PhD, Chief, Bacterial Diseases Branch, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases


Webcast times are Monday, February 27, from 9:00 – 10:15 a.m. ET, and Tuesday, February 28, from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. ET


Webcast info:

Windows Media:


Smart Phones and Mobile devices:

Please note: web links are not secured. The links can be viewed by anyone with access to the url.

Closed Caption is only available on the Windows Media link

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Archive: The webcast recording will be available online after the meeting.

Transcript: A recording will be available following the briefing at CDC’s web site:


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