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Experts for Trending Topic: Zika Virus

12/5/16

Jared Aldstadt

Associate Professor of Geography

Expertise: Zika virus, dengue fever, chikungunya, mosquito-borne illness, disease transmission, epidemiology

Contact: Jared Aldstadt can be reached most quickly through Rachel Stern in UB Media Relations at 716-645-9069 or rstern2@buffalo.edu.

Phone: 716-645-0481

Email: geojared@buffalo.edu

Aldstadt says Zika virus is not likely to affect large parts of the United States. He has studied the mosquitoes that transmit Zika and dengue fever, and says there’s no reason to suspect Zika will be much different from dengue, whose outbreaks in the U.S. have been pretty locally contained. Aldstadt can be reached through Rachel Stern in UB Media Relations at 716-645-9069 or rstern2@buffalo.edu.