Kentucky likely doesn’t have hot enough weather to support the mosquitoes that spread the Zika virus, but it’s still worth learning about a disease that’s impacting tropical climates throughout the world.
The next Scientific Proofs — the Kentucky Science Center event series held at beer venues and led by experts — will be a forum about mosquito-borne diseases like Zika and malaria.
This month’s event is at Goodwood Brewing Co., 636 East Main St., on Tuesday, Aug 9. It kicks off at 6 p.m.
“What are the existing and potential impacts of mosquito-borne illnesses in the United States and could mosquitos be engineered to reduce transmission? Grab a pint and discuss the ethical issues, risks, and benefits of bioengineering with the experts,” a new release states.
The experts for this event are Ruth Carrico, associate professor of infectious disease at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, clinical director of the Vaccine and International Travel Center, and founding associate director of the Global Health Initiative; and Dr. Hoon Chung, a Zika expert and professor in microbiology/immunology at UofL.