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

August 18th, 2017

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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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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