Collaboration with Stanford Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

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Collaboration with Stanford Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

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The District laboratory currently collaborates with the Stanford Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease to test mosquito samples collected internationally for diseases such as chikungunya and dengue fever.

While not currently transmitted in San Mateo County, a mosquito that has the potential to transmit them – invasive Aedes aegypti – has been detected in the county since 2014, and travel-acquired cases of chikungunya and dengue are common. The District’s collaboration with Stanford Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease helps us prepare for the possibility of local transmission in the future.

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