Talk Zika and mosquitos in LouisvilleKY over some beers

Story from Kentucky Science Center’s website.

Zika and Malaria: Updates and Research Innovations: Two prominent mosquito-borne illnesses will be explored in a public forum.

Louisville, Ky., – Ruth Carrico, Ph.D., R.N., associate professor of infectious disease at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, clinical director of the Vaccine and International Travel Center, and founding associate director of the Global Health Initiative, and Dr. Hoon Chung, a Zika expert and professor in Microbiology/Immunology at the University of Louisville will lead the discussion on the Zika virus and its potential impact in the United States and Louisville.

The event is scheduled for August 9 at 6 p.m. at Goodwood Brewing Co., on East Main Street.

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Also, learn how mosquitoes could be engineered to reduce malaria transmission, a disease that affects about 200 million people per year. This technology could potentially have life-changing results. We will discuss related ethical and societal issues, and evaluate the risks and benefits of bioengineering. This forum is supported in part by the National Science Foundation. Snacks from Eat-a-Pita available while supplies last!

The event is part of the Kentucky Science Center’s Scientific Proofs: timely discussions every second Tuesday of the month on mature science topics led by a wide variety of area scientists, leaders, and professionals. Most events are 21+ and all are FREE… minus the drinks.