🏵Featured here is a vector of yellow fever called the Aedes aegypti mosquito.
📃The plaque reads:
“The Smithsonian’s Walter Reed Mosquito Unit holds over 1.5 million mosquitoes. These specimens help scientists track the spread of diseases such as Zika, yellow fever, dengue fever, and chikungunya. 🔎 These diseases are transmitted mostly by the Aedes mosquitoes. The collections, started over 100 years ago, are also used by genetic researchers to identify new viruses.”🗺