In recent months there has been a high profile outbreak of Chikungunya virus in the Caribbean, reports of invasive mosquito vectors in Paris and concerns over Zika virus emergence in the Americas. So perhaps this is a good time to …
Alexander Vaux is a Medical Entomologist at Public Health England. Alex has a background in Ecology, and brings this discipline to the understanding of ticks and mosquitoes. He has worked in the Medical Entomology group for 7 years, responsible for advising government on the risk to public health posed by ticks and mosquitoes. This includes conducting surveillance for native and non-native mosquitoes, and field-based research on the impact of climate change and environmental change on vectors.
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