Research Unplugged with Dr. Sujit Kumar Pujhari

April 25 2019

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Mosquito Borne Viral Infections: A Global Problem

Mosquitos account for approximately 750,000 human deaths every year and hold the title of deadliest animal on the planet.  They transmit viruses, parasites and even worms that are potential human pathogens. They can easily upset the scientific community and society as a whole, Zika virus is a prime example. Since we are traveling more frequently in recent times than ever before,  mosquito-borne and other infectious diseases have become a global health problem and a matter of prime concern. For more than a decade, Dr. Sujit Kumar Pujhari has been working on viruses of public health importance mainly transmitted by mosquitoes, studying the structure and basic biology of viruses; and designing different prevention strategies to fight against mosquitoes and mosquito-borne infectious diseases.

 

Research Unplugged is presented in collaboration with Penn State’s Office of Government & Community Relations and Schlow Library.

 

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