Tag Archives: Navy Entomology

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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NAMRU-6 Entomology Department Helps Take the “Bite” out of Insect-borne Disease Threats

 By Cmdr. Frederick M. Stell (current) and Lt. Cmdr. Roxanne G. Burrus (outgoing), department heads, Department of Entomology,  U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6, Peru * Editor’s note: This is blog number 3 out of 6 in a series of blogs from NAMRU-6. U.S. military personnel deployed on the ground throughout the world are often exposed to insect-borne diseases. The …

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