What's the Buzz on West Nile? Baylor Professor Can Share Expertise on Mosquitoes

Article ID: 619343

Released: 16-Jun-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: Baylor University

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  • Credit: Baylor University

    Dr. Richard Duhrkopf, professor of biology at Baylor University.

Dr. Richard Duhrkopf is a professor of biology at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He is an extensive researcher with more than 30 years’ experience studying mosquitoes. He can speak about mosquito season, West Nile Virus and mosquito abatement. He is available by phone or in-person.

The week of June 22 – June 28, 2014 has been declared the eighteenth annual “National Mosquito Control Awareness Week” by the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA).

Dr. Duhrkopf has been quoted in the National Geographic, USA Today and in local print and TV media. In his most recent article, he made predictions about the occurrence of mosquitoes for the summer season. He was just featured on ExpertBeacon as a columnist discussing West Nile Virus and mosquito abatement.

Dr. Duhrkopf currently serves as regional director for the national American Mosquito Control Association, which he has been an active participant in since 1977. He has served on the Texas Mosquito Control Association since 1985. Dr. Duhrkopf also serves on the statewide West Nile Virus Task Force that is tasked with coordinating efforts and communications related to public awareness of the West Nile Virus.


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