Video Segment |04:10

Video Segment |04:10

Explores how diseases transmitted by biological vectors can be prevented and controlled. Vaccines help to stop the spread of many diseases. The program discusses epidemiologists and entomologists, who are scientists studying diseases and insects. They have made discoveries about when insect vectors are active and can recommend precautions to prevent getting bitten. Mosquitoes are also prevented by reducing standing water and spraying insecticides. Climate change will likely lead to larger mosquito populations and hinder efforts to control insect-borne disease.

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