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Biology, habitat and diseases of flies


In this video, Dr Ailie Robinson discusses the biology, habitats and diseases of flies. Many fly species are vectors of human disease (did you know that the mosquito is a fly?).

Dr Robinson’s work and this step focus primarily on biology and control of Musca sorbens, the putative vector of trachoma. She is part of the Stronger SAFE team, a Wellcome Trust funded project which aims to increase our understanding of how trachoma is transmitted, leading to the development and testing of new, more effective interventions and treatment approaches.

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