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Can we assume that no dengue epidemic in the U.S. implies little chance of a Zika epidemic? (both diseases are transmitted by the same mosquito)

Not too long back Dengue epidemics were part and parcel of life in certain parts of the US (1). Florida had its last Dengue epidemic in 1934. 1,556 more words

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Mapping patient’s movements during an outbreak may be key to reducing dengue transmission

Photo Credit: CDC/James Gathany

When tackling diseases spread by mosquitoes it’s easy to forget that humans move around too.

A recent study investigating a dengue outbreak in Australia revealed that humans were important dispersers of… 331 more words

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Mosquito Repellents: DEET and PMD Sprays Most Effective, While Wearable Devices Disappoint, Study Finds

A search for “mosquito repellent” on Amazon.com delivers more than 28,000 product results. For a regular consumer, it can be difficult to find the ones that truly work among a sea of products that make bold claims. 791 more words

Entomology News

New Federal Report on Aedes Mosquitoes Could Signal Shift in How Zika Virus and Other Pathogens are Researched

By Johanna Elsensohn

Throughout the world, a single mosquito bite can have one of many consequences: mild infection, severe illness, birth defects, death, or, for the majority of people, just a small, itchy bite mark. 1,615 more words

Entomology News

Could a Large-Scale Zika Outbreak Occur in the United States?

By Josh Lancette

While recent news cycles in the United States largely have been dominated by election coverage, the threat of Zika remains a concern both locally and globally, with a… 948 more words

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[VIDEO] Can Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Save The World From Zika? 

Should we fear the GM mosquitoes? A look at several mosquito-modification projects and the political and cultural pushback they’re facing.

UPDATE: The trial release in the Florida Keys was approved by public referendum, but the Keys Mosquito District now has to seek FDA approval.

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