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National Mosquito Control Awareness Week

For When it comes to protecting citizens from mosquitoes and the various illnesses the pesky insects can spread, local governments and residents themselves provide the first line of defense. 165 more words

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CDC Releases New Data Showing Gaps Remain in Surveillance for Mosquitoes That Transmit Zika

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

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Binational forum in El Paso to address Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases

WHAT:           Binational Forum: Emerging Mosquito-borne Infectious Diseases Along the U.S.-Mexico Border

WHEN:           June 13-14, 2017

WHERE:        El Paso Marriott, 1600 Airway Blvd, El Paso, Texas 168 more words


West Nile virus detected in eastern Idaho mosquitoes

Mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus (WNV) were detected in Bannock County on June 1, 2017, prompting health officials to remind people to take precautions to fight the bite. 400 more words

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Should blood banks be testing for Zika?

Recent data suggest blood transfusions could transmit Zika so yes, blood banks in Zika-endemic areas should test for it. The link between maternal Zika infection and baby microcephaly ( 1,036 more words


As you gear up for outside activities, watch out for mosquitoes

As the weather continues to warm up and summer hastens our way, so do the prospects of us spending more and more time participating in outdoor activities — from camping trips to cookouts to sports contests and sporting events. 175 more words

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If a child is conceived while the father has Zika, but the mother never gets infected, can the fetus be affected?

Though bite of infected Aedes – Wikipedia mosquito is its primary mode of spread, since 2011, several case reports have