Pedro Jordano advisor on scientific matters related to COVID-19 and its future consequences of the Spanish Ministry of Science

Pedro Jordano (EBD-CSIC) is a member of the Multidisciplinary Working Group that advises and supports the Ministry of Science and Innovation in matters related to COVID-19 and its future consequences. This group is chaired by José M. Ordovás from Tufts University (Boston) and is formed by 16 internationally renowned Spanish researchers from various disciplines. It will coordinate the preparation of reports and propose the necessary modifications to improve the response to similar health crises. One of its first tasks is the in-depth study of the German Academy of Sciences' statements about this is issue and its applicability to the current situation in Spain. These researchers will also make proposals for experimentation necessities to obtain useful data for decision-making.

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Documentary Canal Sur Television: emerging diseases

Documentary Canal Sur Television: emerging diseases

The television programs "Espacio Protegido" y "Tierra y Mar" of  Canal Sur Television (Andalusian TV) of April 4 and 15, respectively, show how researchers at the EBD-CSIC are studying the factors that contribute to the spread of certain contagious diseases such as malaria, West Nile virus or the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever. Climate change has generated variations in the distribution areas of many species, among them those that function as vectors or carriers of diseases, such as mosquitoes, generating new health risks in Spain. See the documentary