More than one million people die from diseases spread by mosquitoes each year. Malaria is one of the biggest culprits, with an estimated 219 million new cases of the disease each year, and with 90 percent of all cases and deaths occurring in sub-Saharan Africa.
The University of Notre Dame has an esteemed history of research and training in vector-borne diseases. Anchored by world-renowned vector biologist George Craig (1957-1995) and parasitologist Paul Weinstein (1969-2008), Notre Dame researchers established a track record of excellence in vector-borne disease research. Today, this continues through the Eck Institute for Global Health as scientists conduct ground-breaking research to reduce the global burden of disease and train the next generation of experts to join the frontlines of this long battle.
Originally published by research.nd.edu on August 20, 2019.at