Vaccination on the Fly: The Use of Mosquitoes to Vaccinate Bat Populations That Harbor Human Pathogens

Monica Borucki | 19-DR-014

Executive Summary

We will develop a new method for delivering vaccines to species of animals known to serve as reservoirs of significant human pathogens, such as rabies and Ebola viruses, and thus eliminate the threat of viral emergence from these animals. If successful, this vaccine delivery system will be a significant step toward control of zoonotic pathogens that pose a constant threat to global health.