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The Presence Of Zika Carrying Mosquitoes Is The Reality

July 6th, 2017

When it comes to the Zika virus and the amount of people that are becoming infected with the virus this year, there is both good news and bad news. The good news is that the amount of Zika infections has dropped sharply since last year, and this is true even in areas that were heavily […]

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A Zika Vaccine Is On The Horizon

December 21st, 2016

Normally vaccines take years to produce, and then a particular vaccine must be properly tested and licensed. However, researchers attempting to develop a vaccine for Zika say that a vaccine could be on the market sooner than normal. A mere ten months after US government politicians convened to discuss how Zika should be funded, researchers […]

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Mosquito Borne Diseases – The Greater the Itch, The More Likely You’ll Catch Them

November 8th, 2016

The current Zika virus epidemic has shone a bright light upon the problem of mosquito-borne diseases in the past year. Scientists are looking more and more into how to deal with the problem of mosquitos spreading these diseases as a whole, and have found that some rules apply to all of them. One thing they’ve […]

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Mass Anti-Mosquito Insecticide Is Finally Sprayed Over Miami

September 19th, 2016

Now that the Zika carrying mosquito has been located on Miami Beach, drastic measures must be taken to contain the virus. So far there have been fifty six transmissions of Zika in Florida, and the state has also seen five hundred and ninety six travel related cases of Zika. In response to the gradual worsening […]

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Florida Locals Oppose Plan To Release Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

September 13th, 2016

Residents of The Florida Keys are protesting an experiment that they think makes them into guinea pigs. The residents are afraid that the special mosquitoes will harm indigenous wildlife. Another worry is that the released mosquitoes may become too big of a problem for the residents, and bug sprays may not be enough to stop […]

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Disney is Joining in the Fight Against the Zika Virus

September 7th, 2016

It looks like even Disney is going to do its part to fight the Zika virus now that it has entered U.S. soil. They started giving away free bottles of Cutter insect spray last week. However, those tiny little bottles must have been breaking the bank since they now just changed from giving out those […]

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A New Approach to Beating the Zika Virus

August 17th, 2016

When you’re trying to find the answer to a problem it makes sense to explore every avenue possible. The more directions you come from and the more exploration into different answers you employ, the faster you’re likely to discover the answer. So, it makes sense for our scientists to approach beating the Zika virus from […]

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New Mosquito Traps Laced with Eau de Human

August 12th, 2016

Malaria mosquitos on an island in Kenya have been cut down a whopping 70% all thanks to a new solar-powered trap that lures the buggers in with human body odor. The traps, which have been tested on Rusinga Island in Lake Victoria, haven’t just cut the mosquito population down either. The rate of malaria infections […]

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First Zika Virus Death

August 10th, 2016

The first Zika-related death occurred in Harris County Hospital in Texas. A woman that had traveled to El Salvador while pregnant recently gave birth to a baby diagnosed with microcephaly caused by the Zika virus a few weeks ago. She never experienced any symptoms and didn’t realize she had contracted the virus until her child […]

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Another Common Species of Mosquito is Found to Spread the Zika Virus

July 22nd, 2016

Since the ZIka virus began rapidly spreading last year scientists have only cited the mosquito species Aedes aegypti as the culprit behind the transmission of the virus to humans. However, a recent study found that another common species has also been doing its part to spread this nasty virus. Brazilian scientists collected hundreds of Culex […]

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