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Targeting the Deadliest Animal in the World

Harnessing Copepods as Bio-Control Agents

Vector management of mosquito-borne diseases. Image left: aedes aegypti mosquito. Source: Wikipedia | Image right: cyclopoid copepod. Source: Twitter

The mosquito is considered the deadliest animal in the world, responsible for killing over 725,000 people annually. The severity and sheer number of mosquito-borne diseases categorizes these insects as vectors. Many blood-sucking organisms are labeled vectors as they often consume blood from an infected host…



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Simone Lilavois

Simone Lilavois is a NYC high school student passionate about understanding the nature of existence in relation to the Cosmos.