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The Invasive Asian Tiger Mosquito Is The Number One Pest In Georgia Where It Can Spread More Than 30 Diseases

August 26th, 2019

Many people assume that the deadliest animals on earth must be sharks, bears, mountain lions or some other fierce predator, so many people are surprised to learn that mosquitoes are responsible for the greatest number of human fatalities each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, mosquitoes kill around one million people…

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Knowledge of Mosquito-borne Diseases Should be Top of Mind in Summer

June 10th, 2019

Knowledge of Mosquito-borne Diseases Should be Top of Mind in Summer Many people may connect the height of mosquito season, occurring in the summer through early fall, to the irksomely itchy welts that accompany mosquito bites. But, there are far worse associations to make with these blood-sucking pests, such as the health threats they pose…

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An American Has Contracted A Rare Mosquito-Borne Illness

October 3rd, 2018

For the past few years, mosquito-borne illnesses have been getting a lot of attention. Given the Zika scare that occured during 2015 and 2016, many Americans now consider themselves vulnerable to bites from disease-carrying mosquitoes. Considering the widespread attention being paid to mosquito-borne illnesses as a public health threat, it is surprising to learn that…

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People Living On The East Coast Are Being Attacked By Super-Sized Mosquitoes Due To Hurricane Florence

October 1st, 2018

Due to the fact that mosquito populations have become a major threat to public health in recent years, experts have recommended that people take measures to repel the insects from, not only themselves, but also from the areas where people live. For example, in order to prevent large mosquito populations from gathering in human populated…

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Unsuccessfully Swatting Mosquitoes May Not Be A Waste Of Time And Energy After All

January 31st, 2018

Unsuccessfully Swatting Mosquitoes May Not Be A Waste Of Time And Energy After All It is not uncommon for some people to sustain mosquito bites constantly while outdoors. Many of you know what it is like to constantly flail your arms in order to keep mosquitoes away while your friends remain unbothered. It should not…

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A Fundraiser Has Been Organized For A Beloved Public Leader Afflicted With West Nile

January 25th, 2018

A Fundraiser Has Been Organized For A Beloved Public Leader Afflicted With West Nile Some people prefer to be loners, which is great until you need people’s support. Luckily, one victim of the West Nile virus has had the support of his entire town while recovering from the disease and other related medical issues. During…

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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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