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It’s spring: Protect yourself and your family against mosquitoes

After yet another warm winter in South Carolina, spring is upon us — and so is mosquito season.

As you and your family head outside, remember that now is the time to begin taking action to protect yourself and your loved ones from mosquitoes — even if mosquitoes are the unofficial… 490 more words


Mosquitoes and Mosquito Bites

How many mosquitoes have bitten you this year?  If you are like me, the answer is many.  What to do?  You can prevent the bite or deal with the bite later. 344 more words

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


Mosquito usually carries quite infectious virus like Ebola. Do mosquitoes get infected by viruses they transmit?

Thus far, ‘There is no evidence that mosquitoes or other insects can transmit Ebola virus‘ (1). However, several other viral diseases are mosquito-borne. These include… 278 more words


Mosquito-borne Diseases Risk Mapping – Spatial and Temporal Modeling with Geospatial Analyses


A postgraduate research training opportunity is available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD)/National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL). The appointment will be served with the Systems Exposure Division (SED) in Research Triangle Park, NC. 643 more words


Dengue! How severe can it be (part 2)

First day of hospitalization:-

  • When I finally woke up from my dizzy delirium, I found myself in emergency ward of Medical College in my hometown (which is not my alma mater)
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Texas confirms locally transmitted Zika case

Even though winter is arriving in the South, residents should not get complacent about protecting themselves from mosquito-borne viruses. PCT Online reported last week that a locally-transmitted case of Zika has been discovered in Texas. 210 more words