In this lecture, Dr. Kern will explain the Zika virus from a scientific perspective. This includes the life-cycle of the virus, vectors involved in transmission, and the most up-to-date recommendations on how to proactively reduce mosquito breeding habitats around your home and protect yourself from mosquito bites. Due to limited seating, registration is required. The lecture will be held at two different locations on October 24 at different times. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn more about this important topic from the experts.
2-3:30pm Lecture: Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, the Zika virus they vector and their control at IFAS Extension Office, 14700 Immokalee Rd, Naples, FL 34120. Call and register at 239.252.4800 by October 21, no charge.
6:30-8pm Lecture: Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, the Zika virus they vector and their control at Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples, FL 34112. Call and register at 239.643.7275 by October 21, no charge.
The lecture at the Garden will be held in the FGCU Kapnick Center Buehler Auditorium .
Dr. Bill Kern is an Associate Professor in the Department of Entomology & Nematology at the Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education Center of the University of Florida. Bill received his B.S. in Life Science and Chemistry and M.A. in Life Science from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN. He earned his Ph.D. in Entomology and Zoology from the University of Florida in 1993. He served as an Assistant Extension Scientist (Central Florida Wildlife Extension Specialist) with the Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, University of Florida from 1993 until 2000. He served as an Assistant Professor (2000-2007), and Associate Professor (2007- present) in the Department of Entomology & Nematology at the Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education Center. His areas of expertise are Urban Entomology, Africanized Honey Bee Management, Vertebrate Pest Management, Nuisance Wildlife Management, and Medical / Veterinary Entomology.