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It's time to Fight the Bite!

By Jim Beasley

Mosquitoes. They bite. They bother. They can carry diseases.

That’s why DHEC needs you to help stop the potential spread of mosquito-borne viruses such as… 334 more words


Nasty disease-carrying mosquitoes from South-East Asia detected in Brisbane

The Courier Mail Damon Guppy April 16, 2015

EXOTIC mosquitoes with the potential to spread crippling diseases have been found at Brisbane International Airport three times in the past two months, forcing heightened biosecurity measures. 75 more words

Vector Borne Diseases

Getting ready for summer ‘arbovirus’ season in Houston

Dengue and Chikungunya are not exactly household worlds, but these two viral infections are serious diseases (known as “arbovirus infections”). Each is transmitted by mosquitoes, and there are real concerns they might be coming to Houston and Harris County this summer. 17 more words

North America

Virus that makes people 'bend over in pain' keeps travelers at home

Written for MyCentralJersey.com and DailyRecord.com

Some New Jersey travelers are concerned about chikungunya, a mosquito-borne illness that means “bent over in pain” in the African Makonde language, a rather fitting name. 1,293 more words


Chikungunya revives herbal remedies in Antigua

BBC’s Gemma Handy writes about various approaches to coping with chikungunya in Antigua, specifically, how people are turning to natural methods and herbal remedies to fight the symptoms of the mosquito-borne virus: 355 more words


Mosquito Season Begins In Dallas County

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Mosquito season has arrived in Dallas County.

Dallas County Health and Human Services started urging residents Monday to take the necessary precautions to avoid exposure to mosquitoes this year. 217 more words