The National Center for Atmospheric Research invites you to join us for the second lecture in the 2017 NCAR Explorer Series:
On April 12th, get the inside scoop on Zika and climate with NCAR's Scientists Mary Hayden and Andrew Monaghan.
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Our hands-on exhibits about weather, climate, and the Sun-Earth connection will be open for viewing before the talk (staff will be on hand to answer your questions)
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Talk by Mary Hayden and Andrew Monaghan: "Emergence of Zika and other climate-sensitive viruses in the Americas"
8:00 - 8:30 p.m. Questions & conversations
What do Zika, dengue, and chikungunya all have in common? First, the viruses that cause these globally important diseases are all transmitted by the same mosquito species: Aedes aegypti. And second, all three viruses have emerged or re-emerged in the Americas recently. Climatic factors shape the transmission of these viruses in numerous ways, for example, by influencing development, reproduction, and survival of Aedes aegypti, and by regulating the rate of virus incubation and replication within the mosquito. But, humans also play an important role in determining when, where, and how virus transmission occurs. We will discuss ongoing research at NCAR that’s focused on better understanding and predicting when and where Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are present, why Zika, dengue, and chikungunya are expanding in the Americas, and what to expect in the future.
Admission is free, however seating is limited. In order to ensure a seat in the lecture hall, please obtain a free Evenbrite ticket. A sign language interpreter will be present at the lecture.
If there are no tickets remaining, we encourage you to sign up for an overflow ticket. It is very likely that those with overflow tickets will be able to see the talk in the main seminar room. If there is not enough room, we will provide another space where you will be able to watch a live feed of the talk.