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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

Insects In The News

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

Virus

Choosing a protective mosquito repellent

Mosquitoes can transmit all kinds of diseases, including West Nile virus here in Idaho, and zika, dengue fever, and malaria in other parts of the country and world. 528 more words

Public Health

Want To Know The Best Way To Protect Yourself From Mosquito Bites?

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

South Carolina

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

South Carolina

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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