A crucial step in management of mosquito-borne diseases is knowing exactly what kind of mosquitoes are present in any given locale. Are they garden-variety species that aren’t carriers of human pathogens, or are they potentially dangerous vectors such as… 761 more words
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World Mosquito Day, which is observed every year on Aug 20 across the globe, was first established in 1897, after Sir Ronald Ross discovered the link between mosquitoes and malaria transmission. 526 more words
Is there any evidence that the Zika virus hurts the brain development of infants or young children if they're infected after they're born?
Most reported Zika-associated microcephaly cases are from intrauterine first trimester infection. Among perinatal, specifically third trimester and immediate post-birth, Zika cases, there are only a few case reports of brain development issues. 782 more words
When used as directed, insect repellent is the best way to protect yourself from mosquito bites and the diseases mosquitoes can spread.
It’s important that you use… 250 more words
As concerns over Zika virus have grown since 2015, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has turned to local public health professionals to compile data on distribution of the two primary mosquito species capable of transmitting the virus, … 789 more words