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FGCU Hosts This Week in Virology, a live Netcast about Viruses on "Dengue in Florida"

FORT MYERS, FL - Florida Gulf Coast University Whitaker Center and the Honors Program present "Dengue in Florida," a live netcast from This Week in Virology (TWiV) from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 6 in Academic Building 7, Room 114. The event is open to the public.

The goal of the netcast is to have an informal conversation about viruses, particularly the recent re-emergence of dengue fever in Florida that is accessible to a general audience. Afterwards, the live discussion will be available online as a downloadable podcast from TWiV at

The live netcast will originate from FGCU and will be lead by Vincent Racaniello, Professor of Microbiology at Columbia University Medical Center; Rich Condit, Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at University of Florida; and joining via SKYPE is Alan Dove, a science journalist.

In addition, Florida Keys Mosquito Control District Director Edsel Fussel; Deputy Director and Entomologist Andrea Leal; and senior Entomologist Lawrence Hribar will participate in the live discussion. They will provide the point of view from the trenches in the battle against dengue fever in Florida.

For more information, media representatives should contact Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences Sharon Isern at (239) 590-7438.

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