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“Bugs, Trees, and Chagas Disease: Looking at the Endemic Latin American Disease in Central Panama” by Christina Pilar Varian

On February 23, 2015, Christina Pilar Varian, a PhD student in the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine’s department of pathology presented her talk, “Bugs, Trees, and Chagas Disease: Looking at the Endemic Latin
American Disease in Central Panama”. Thanks to generous support provided by the Tinker Foundation, Inc., the UGA Graduate School, and the Franklin College of Arts, she traveled to central Panama and climbed palm trees in order to look at the palm crown species community and how these communities might influence the abundance of the Chagas disease insect vector, the “kissing bug” Rhodnius pallescens.
In order to understand what drives this disease in Latin America, Christina focuses on plant and animal presence and interactions in hopes to provide a different approach on management implications for vector control.

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