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25 Feb 2019

Virtual Keystone Symposium: "Mosquito-Borne Diseases: From Long-Time Foes to Emerging Threats"

This ePanel broadcast will discuss a range of questions and issues related to mosquito-borne diseases, including:

  • What is causing the prevalence of Chikungunya, Dengue and Zika and the resurgence of other viruses we previously thought were under control?
  • What is the prospect for developing vaccines for viruses lacking one such as Dengue and Chikungunya?
  • How can delivery be improved so we target the individuals who need the vaccines the most (e.g., pregnant women in the case of Zika)?
  • How can clinical trials of new vaccines and drugs be successfully executed for diseases like Zika where we don’t have much history yet?
  • What are some of the innovative ways vector control is being improved and how effective will those be compared to tried-and-true methods such as window screens and bed nets?
  • What is the status of diagnostics and clinical care for these various viral diseases?

Following the panel discussion broadcast, audience members watching the live event will be able to participate in a live Q&A with the panellists. Questions can be submitted during the broadcast via Twitter or the chat room, or in advance when registering for the event.


  • Scott Weaver, PhD, Galveston National Laboratory


  • Stephen Whitehead, PhD, NIAID, NIH
  • Suresh Mahalingam, PhD, Griffith University
  • Mauro Teixeira, PhD, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Time and Date: February 27, 2019 @ 12:30 PM Hong Kong Time (11:30 PM US ET February 26) 

Register here.