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Media advisory: Summit on the Aedes aegypti crisis in the Americas

Entomological Society of America

This news release is available in Portuguese and Spanish.

On March 13, 2016, entomologists, public-health officials, and others will meet in the city of Maceió in Brazil in order to determine ways of managing the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is the primary vector of Zika virus, chikungunya, dengue, and yellow fever.

Members of the media who would like to attend this one-day event should write to Richard Levine at for a press pass.

The meeting will be convened by the Entomological Society of America (ESA) and the Sociedade Entomológica do Brasil (SEB), and will take place at the Ruth Cardoso Cultural and Exhibition Center, in Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil.

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