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Jonathan Day
Jonathan Fielding Day, Ph.D.
Jonathan Day
Professor of Medical Entomology

Jonathan Day, a University of Florida Entomology professor, is a national expert on controlling mosquitoes and other blood-feeding arthropod disease vectors. He studies the natural history, epidemiology, and ecology of mosquito-borne viruses found in Florida and North America. These include St. Louis encephalitis, eastern equine encephalitis, and West Nile viruses. Since 1983 he has worked at the Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory in Vero Beach, which is part of UF�s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. In collaboration with other researchers throughout Florida and the United States, Day has developed an effective system for predicting outbreaks of mosquito-borne diseases. He works closely with state and national mosquito control districts and other public and private groups to disseminate the information, and posts maps that are updated during the transmission season on the Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory�s Web site. He also studies mosquito attractants and repellents.

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Contact
  • Email: jfda@ufl.edu
  • Phone: 772-778-7200, ext. 132
  • Address: UF, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory
    200 9th St. S.E.
    Vero Beach, FL 32962-4657

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