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Research Projects Overview

Western Gulf Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases

Goal: Conduct applied research to develop and validate innovative and effective VBD prediction, prevention, and control needed to respond to current and future disease threats.

Individual research projects have been designed to address improved surveillance, diagnostics, and intervention, models for transmission related to weather and climate, and insecticide resistance. Validations of new tools and methods will be performed in Houston (Harris County Public Health) and the Rio Grande Valley.