World of Viruses
Mosquitoes in Iquitos

Iquitos, Peru, home to more than 400,000 people, is a living laboratory. Researchers there are tracing the spread of lethal dengue fever by going door to door in neighborhoods throughout the city. They're mapping the spread of the virus, as well as the mosquitoes that carry it. Producer Dan Charles follows researchers as they try to figure out what people can do to stop it.

Mosquitoes in Iquitos is part of the World of Viruses. Find out more about viruses here:
Encyclopedia of Life: Aedes Aegypti Linnaeus
Center for Disease Control and Prevention"
Miami Herald: Key West seeks to prevent dengue fever outbreak
Educational Activities
Center for Disease Control and Prevention: The Buzz on West Nile Virus - for elementary school students Montana State University: West Nile Virus-Strange Dead Bird - for middle school students

Photo Gallery (Mosquito images from the Centers for Disease Control)
Living Lab in Iquitos - credit Dan Charles
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SEPA Nebraska State Museum University of Nebraska-Lincoln Soundprint NET Nebraska Nebraska Center for Virology

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