According to a new study from Kansas State University, mosquitoes cannot transmit the virus responsible for COVID-19. It was published in Scientific Reports on July 17. Dr. David Claborn, an entomologist and master of public health program director at Missouri State University, shares with Verywell Health why the anatomy and physiology of the mosquito is not conducive to … [Read more...] about Do mosquitoes spread COVID-19?
Spring has spring and summer is almost here. That means, more ticks are coming out too. One thing you can do to avoid tick bites is using the right tick repellent. Dr. David Claborn, master of public health program director at Missouri State University, shares with Women’s Health why natural products may not be the best choice. … [Read more...] about Avoiding tick bites
The study of public health focuses on preventing and mitigating disease outbreaks such as the coronavirus pandemic. It also deals with tackling systemic health challenges that affect multiple people at once such as environmental pollution. A public health degree leads to a service career in both the public and private sectors. Dr. David Claborn, master of public health program … [Read more...] about Why study public health
What species of ticks live in Missouri and in what quantities? Dr. David Claborn, director of the Master of Public Health program at Missouri State University, is trying to answer these questions through his latest tick surveillance project. It’s made possible through a grant from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Claborn highlights his research and shares … [Read more...] about Looking for ticks in Missouri
Ticks, mosquitoes and chiggers — these are a few common bugs that bite us. How do you know what type of bug bit you? What should you do about it? Dr. David Claborn, master of public health program director at Missouri State University, shares about different types of bugs and their bites, as well as treatments and ways to prevent getting bitten with Martha Stewart Living. … [Read more...] about How to identify common bug bites and stings