Mosquitoes are a major global health threat and Notre Dame researchers are fighting back
More than a million people die from diseases spread by mosquitoes each year. Malaria is one of the biggest culprits, with an estimated 219 million new cases of the disease each year, and with 90 percent of all cases and deaths occurring in sub-Saharan Africa.
The University of Notre Dame has an esteemed history of research and training in vector-borne diseases. Today, this continues through the Eck Institute for Global Health as scientists conduct ground-breaking research to reduce the global burden of disease and train the next generation of experts to join the frontlines of this long battle.
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August 20, 2019