Pop-up hotel lab helps Ohio HCOM prevent Chagas disease in Ecuador

Researchers, graduate and undergraduate students turned an Ecuador hotel room into an impromptu lab to dissect chinchorros or kissing bugs that spread the disease. Patricia Mora, a lab assistant and Ohio University graduate student, explains vector control, what the lab does, and how it helps prevent the spread of the disease.

The research is part of the Ecuador Field Research and Service Learning program sponsored by Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.

Video by Mitchell Cook, Ohio University


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