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 …
Jolyon Medlock is a Medical Entomologist at Public Health England, based at Porton Down. After training as a medical entomologist/parasitologist he worked on a number of research and humanitarian projects in Africa. Since 2002 he has led the HPA/PHE Medical Entomology group and is responsible for advising government on the risks posed to public health by arthropod vectors (mosquitoes, ticks) and vector-borne diseases. This includes coordinating national vector surveillance programmes and conducting field-based research on the impact of climate and environmental change on vectors and their pathogens. He also advises the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control on vector-related issues.
I’m walking through an English woodland. The bluebells are beginning to flower and the cuckoos are calling. It really is a great time to be outdoors. Many of the overwintering insects are stirring and the air is filled with the …
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