Jonathan Day

Jonathan Day

Jonathan Day is an emeritus professor of medical entomology at the University of Florida. His research is the basis for the Florida mosquito disease surveillance program, which tracks encephalitis viruses in Florida, and gives citizens advanced warnings of outbreaks.

This is a photograph depicting a female Aedes aegypti mosquito, after taking her blood meal. Aedes aegypti is also known as the yellow fever mosquito. (Photo by Amy E. Lockwood/CDC)

Why are some people mosquito magnets and others unbothered?

By: - September 12, 2022

It’s rare to attend an outdoor party in warm weather without hearing people complain about mosquitoes. They swat away, sit in campfire smoke, cover up with blankets and eventually just give up and go indoors. On the other end of the spectrum, there are plenty of people who don’t seem bothered by mosquitoes in the […]