Center for Vector-borne and Emerging Infectious Diseases presents:
David M. Claborn, DPH
“The importance of baseline surveys in the study of vector populations: A statewide survey of Missouri vectors.”
Dr. Claborn is both professor and director of the Master of Public Health program at Missouri State University. In 2016, he began a multi-year surveillance study on mosquitoes in southern, central, and western Missouri. His work expanded to include tick surveillance.
In his presentation, a brief history of vector-borne disease in Missouri is given followed by a summary of vector surveillance prior to 2016. Key findings from his survey are summarized and analyzed as they apply to vector-borne risk in the state. Recommendations for the future conclude the talk.