During Sunday’s show I was joined by Dr Marm Kilpatrick, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at UC Santa Cruz to talk about his recently published study in Nature Communications Anthropogenic impacts on mosquito populations in North America over the past century.

The study finds the main drivers of growing mosquito populations in several states were the gradual waning of DDT concentrations in the environment and increased urbanization. The study found little evidence that mosquito populations in these areas were responding to changes in temperature or precipitation.

During the second half of the show, I did a primer on the three most common types of viral hepatitis–A, B and C.

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