416 Health and Human Sciences Building
4121 Little Savannah Road
Cullowhee, NC 28723
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Mosquito & Vector-Borne Infectious Disease Facility

The Mosquito and Vector-Borne Infectious Disease Facility is a research laboratory within the School of Health Sciences that focuses on domestic mosquito-borne diseases in the western North Carolina region. The primary mission of the facility is to address the regional needs relating specifically to La Crosse Encephalitis education, prevention, and response. La Crosse encephalitis is the most common mosquito-borne disease in North Carolina and is chiefly a problem in the western most counties.

Research conducted within the laboratory is supervised by Dr. Brian Byrd, Associate Professor (Environmental Health Sciences).


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School of Health Sciences

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