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

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Beier JC, Wilke ABB, Benelli G. Newer approaches for malaria vector control and challenges of outdoor transmission. Towards malaria elimination - A leap forward. InTech; 2018. doi:10.5772/intechopen.75513. Project 1

Downs J, Vaziri M, Jenkins, A, Unnasch, TR. (2018). Validation of a risk index model for predicting eastern equine encephalitis virus transmission to horses in Florida. Journal of Medical Entomology, PMID: 29722818. doi:10.1093/jme/tjy067. Project 2

SE CoE Newsletter - October 2018

The Southeastern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases releases a quarterly newsletter with updates, research advancements, and VBD-related opportunities.


October 2018 Newsletter

News and Updates

  • SEVBD researcher creates tick identification tools
  • North Carolina battles mosquitoes after Hurricane Florence
  • NCEZID strategic plan release
  • SEVBD team attends 50th anniversary Annual Society of Vector Ecology conference

Training Opportunities