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Scientists In Singapore Have Long Been The Global Leaders In The Field Of Mosquito Control

January 5th, 2018

Scientists In Singapore Have Long Been The Global Leaders In The Field Of Mosquito Control A crowd of excited spectators recently gathered together in a residential area of Singapore in order to witness an unusual event. The crowd was eagerly awaiting the release of thousands of mosquitoes into the environment. Public health officials in Singapore…

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Mulberry Silk Can Kill Disease Carrying Mosquitoes

December 27th, 2017

Mulberry Silk Can Kill Disease Carrying Mosquitoes The recent Zika outbreaks have prompted scientists and public health officials to experiment with novel methods of mosquito control. One group of researchers recently created a biofilm that possesses antimicrobial properties and disease fighting capabilities. This biofilm may prove useful against diseases spread by the aedes aegypti aegypti…

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First Zika Case Of The Year Has Been Reported In Australia

December 7th, 2017

First Zika Case Of The Year Has Been Reported In Australia The Zika outbreaks of 2015-16 affected countries all around the globe. Obviously, countries located within the Americas, especially Brazil, were hit the hardest by Zika. But many Americans assume that some regions of the world were unaffected by the virus. Obviously, some countries located…

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Zika Has Not Resulted In One Single Case Of Microcephaly In Singaporean Babies

November 30th, 2017

Zika Has Not Resulted In One Single Case Of Microcephaly In Singaporean Babies We all remember when news about the Zika virus dominated headlines. During the summer of 2016 the world became aware of the devastating consequences that result from Zika infection. For most people the virus was not a concern, but pregnant women were…

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Bill Gates Once Released A Swarm Of Mosquitoes On Wealthy Businessmen

November 29th, 2017

Bill Gates Once Released A Swarm Of Mosquitoes On Wealthy Businessmen You have probably heard of TED Talks before. These “talks” consist of a well educated presenter educating an audience on a matter that falls within the presenter’s area of expertise. For example, Stephen Hawking could conduct a great TED Talk on black holes. Ted…

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Why Is Malaria Particularly Dangerous For Young Children?

November 3rd, 2017

Why Is Malaria Particularly Dangerous For Young Children? As far as mosquito-borne diseases go, malaria seems to be the most common and deadly of them all. Malaria is especially dangerous to impoverished populations living in tropical conditions. Medical researchers have long known that malaria is particularly devastating for young children and infants. Young children, especially…

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The First Locally Transmitted Case Of Zika To Occur In The USA Since The Start Of Summer Has Been Confirmed

October 18th, 2017

The First Locally Transmitted Case Of Zika To Occur In The USA Since The Start Of Summer Has Been Confirmed Everyone is grateful about the fact that the Zika virus is not infecting people at the rate that it did last year. Even some of the most Zika affected areas in the world, such as…

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A Quick And Easy Zika Virus Test Has Been Approved By The FDA

October 10th, 2017

A Quick And Easy Zika Virus Test Has Been Approved By The FDA Given the global panic that Zika caused two years ago, you would think that several different companies raced to have their Zika testing devices on the market first. Surprisingly, neither the public nor the private sector managed to have a convenient Zika…

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The West Nile Virus Is The Deadliest Mosquito-Borne Disease In California

September 29th, 2017

The West Nile virus is continuing to claim human lives across the United States, especially in the state of California. Eight people within the state have now died from the virus this year. An eighty four year old woman named Julie Shepherd was the latest victim of the West Nile virus in California. Shepherd was…

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A Rare Mosquito Borne Disease Returns

August 31st, 2017

A Rare Mosquito Borne Disease Returns Hopefully you have never contracted a mosquito-borne disease. You, most likely, have not, but you can likely name a few. There is, of course, the West Nile virus, which is making a comeback this year, and has already infected at least one individual within the United States. There is…

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