CDC Southeastern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases


Our center leverages the expertise across a broad remit of vector biology disciplines to achieve the following objectives:  (1) Conduct an innovative, applied research program to develop novel control interventions and optimize surveillance paradigms that would allow mosquito control associations throughout Florida and the US to better anticipate and respond to vector borne disease (VBD) outbreaks; (2) Establish an integrated research and training network between academic institutions t

Press Release: New CoE Research Published in Current Biology

Press Release by JoAnn C. Adkins (FIU)

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Scientists bait mosquitoes with one of Earth’s most common scents

Scientists have developed a new method for baiting mosquitoes to targeted sources of water for an innovative attract-and-kill approach to mosquito control. 

Mosquito & Vector Control Legacy Leadership Course

We are excited to begin accepting applications for our Mosquito & Vector Control Legacy Leadership Course, held in collaboration with the UF|IFAS Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources! This course will be held over four sessions, beginning in December 2019. The course aims to build the capacity of mosquito and vector control districts by strengthening the leadership of promising early- and mid-career individuals involved in daily operations.