Tag Archives: Entomologists

Backyard Bugs to Global Health: Curiosity Leads to Rewarding Navy Career

By Lt. Cmdr. James C. Dunford, Ph.D., Medical Entomologist, Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit 2 Many professional entomologists have a similar story:  we were all fascinated by creepy crawlies when we were young and the curiosity never went away. While that is basically my story, I never envisioned where that curiosity would take me and how it might affect public health …

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Navy Entomology Center of Excellence’s Update on West Nile Virus

Lt. Jen Wright, Navy Entomology Center of Excellence The United States is experiencing the greatest outbreak of West Nile Virus (WNV) since its initial introduction in New York during the summer of 1999. A total of 1,590 cases of WNV cases have been reported with 66 of those cases resulting in death according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) …

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