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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.

Female Anopheles mosquito
A female Anopheles minimus mosquito, a vector of human malaria, feeds on a human host. Credit: CDC

What's New

International Congress of Entomology—Sept. 25-30, 2016, Orlando, Florida

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Last Updated December 05, 2013