Texas A&M to establish center for vector-borne diseases

Five-year, $10 million grant from CDC will be used to establish Western Gulf Coast Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases.

Texas A&M AgriLife Research recently received a substantial monetary boost to bolster its aggressive fight to stem the spread of vector-borne diseases for the public good, said Dr. David Ragsdale, Texas A&M University entomology department head.

Ragsdale said the $10 million, five-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention will be used to establish the Western Gulf Coast Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases — a virtual center partnership w

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