Learn how NIAID is working to stop mosquito-borne diseases.
The Vector Biology Research Program supports research to discover new ways to prevent the spread of disease. Vectors—organisms that transmit pathogens to hosts—include mosquitoes, ticks, triatomine bugs, sand flies, black flies, tsetse flies, fleas, mites and certain freshwater snails.
Media Availability: Bacterial Infection in Mosquitoes Renders Them Immune to Malaria Parasites—May 9, 2013
Media Availability: NIH Scientists Discuss Opportunities for Dengue Research in the Americas—July 10, 2012
Media Availability: NIH Grantees Find Dengue Affects Genes, Function of Mosquito Salivary Glands—March 29, 2012
Media Availability: NIH-Funded Researchers Find New Ways to Confuse Blood-Seeking Mosquitoes—June 1, 2011
Last Updated March 29, 2012