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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


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

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KHNL: Governor: 4 Zika cases likely came from Florida mosquitoes

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Florida’s governor says the state has concluded that four mysterious Zika infections likely came from mosquitoes in the Miami area.Gov. Rick Scott said Friday that no mo… 156 more words


KHNL: Blood bank to start screening for Zika

By Janelle Guerrero-MiguelHNN Summer InternThe Blood Bank of Hawaii will soon start screening for the Zika virus.Potential donors who’ve recently traveled to areas with Zika out… 189 more words


Hawaii News Digest--Hawaii to receive more than $1M in federal funding to fight Zika, 01 July 2016.


The Centers for Disease Control have awarded $1,027,623 to the state Department of Health for Zika virus preparation and response activities.

State epidemiologist, Dr. Sarah Park, says “we’re grateful for this federal support to help address Hawaii’s risk for mosquito-borne diseases and better enable us to protect the public’s health.” 118 more words


National Mosquito Control Awareness Week

There’s no overstating the role local governments play — or should play — in protecting citizens from mosquito-borne illnesses: They provide the first line of defense. 646 more words

One Stop Shopping: Mosquito Bite Study May Lead to a Cure for Zika and West Nile

As cities worldwide scramble to avoid a Zika virus epidemic this summer, doctors are also working around the clock to find a cure.

But what if physicians could treat not only Zika, but also other mosquito-borne diseases including West Nile virus (which kill… 503 more words

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