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Rio fights Zika with biggest release yet of bacteria-infected mosquitoes

In Nature online

by Ewen Callaway

Two South American metropolises are enlisting bacteria-infected mosquitoes to fight Zika, in the world’s biggest test yet of an unconventional yet promising approach to quell mosquito-borne diseases. 554 more words

News

Free Collection of articles on Aedes albopictus [Asian tiger mosquito] - Journal of Medical Entomology - Sept 2016 issue

This collection of scientific papers is particularly timely because of the potential involvement of Aedes albopictus, the Asian tiger mosquito, with Zika virus.

In particular, these 4 may be of general interest to an IPM audience  – 113 more words

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Ancient Scourge/Modern Crises

Before the Zika crisis and before Ebola, West Nile Virus, or even Yellow Fever, mosquitoes brought Malaria. We just didn’t know it.

Malaria is an old scourge. 1,272 more words

History

Zika Funding Might Result In Raise For Planned Parenthood, Despite GOP-Controlled Congress

By Kelsey Harkness ~

Fears are mounting among some conservatives that under a Republican-controlled Congress, Planned Parenthood could soon be getting a raise.

“I hope that pro-lifers will wake up and realize that we have major issues when it comes to the U.S. 612 more words

Public Opinion

What is the best repellent to avoid being bitten by a mosquito carrying the Zika virus?

Repellents are volatile chemicals that repel insects (1, 2, 3). An ideal one would protect against a wide variety of insects for several hours at a stretch without causing any adverse reactions. 1,672 more words

Virus

Elmore County reports first human case of West Nile Virus infection this summer

Idaho’s first 2016 human case of West Nile virus (WNV) infection was confirmed in an Elmore County woman in southern Idaho. The woman, in her 30s, is recovering at home from West Nile fever. 393 more words

Public Health