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How did scientists figure out the Plasmodium life cycle?

Not one or two but the efforts of many over centuries led to the deciphering of the Plasmodium life cycle. Malaria histories point to Giovanni Maria Lancisi – Wikipedia… 2,862 more words

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How did the Zika virus get to the US?

A Vector (epidemiology) – Wikipedia -borne disease spread by bites of infected Aedes – Wikipedia species, Zika’s recent trajectory suggests it was only a matter of time before it got to the US. 304 more words

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Rid Your Property Of Standing Water To Combat Mosquitoes

Standing water caused by rain and flooding can be prime breeding grounds for mosquitoes, which can spread harmful diseases such as West Nile, Zika and more. 339 more words

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DHEC urges South Carolinians to protect against mosquito bites in light of confirmed West Nile virus cases

COLUMBIA, S.C. – An Anderson County individual has died from West Nile virus, the first such occurrence in South Carolina this year, and DHEC is urging residents to take precautions. 345 more words

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Faster ID of Mosquito Species Possible via CDC Improvements to DNA Testing Methods

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: 5 flowers that can keep mosquitoes at bay

Written by: Samhati Bhattacharjya

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

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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

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