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Two billboards smell like sweet to trap zika-mosquitoes

An amazing and useful new  outdoor campaing is taking place these days in Brazil. The campaign is based on the Zika virus.

Two billboards in Rio de Janeiro are being used to kill thousands of Zika-carrying mosquitoes by an amazing trick: imitating the smell of the human body. 35 more words

Counting mosquitos

One of our favorite campgrounds on the trek was Refugio Dickson, but it was also the most mosquito-infested.  This was my view as I woke up in the morning. 14 more words

South America

Be Spring and Summer Ready: What You Need to Know About Zika Virus

Spring is here and summer is right around the corner. In Florida that means one thing: mosquitos! Just when we couldn’t possibly hate those pesky insects any more, we now have to be concerned about getting bit by a Zika-virus-carrying mosquito. 874 more words

Health

What Actually Happens When A Mosquito Bites You Is Gross Beyond Words

They should all die.
Everyone hates mosquitos, and they deserve our scorn. But you may not even know the full extent of their terror. Sure, mosquitos stick their proboscises into our skin and suck our blood, but did you know that these nasty appendages can actually locate our blood…

What Actually Happens When A Mosquito Bites You Is Gross Beyond Words

They should all die.
Everyone hates mosquitos, and they deserve our scorn. But you may not even know the full extent of their terror. Sure, mosquitos stick their proboscises into our skin and suck our blood, but did you know that these nasty appendages can actually locate our blood…

Billboard attracts and kills Zika-carrying mosquitos

Interesting concept/experiment using artificial human sweat & breath to attract mosquitos. Would need to be replicated on a huge scale to have impact, but could be part of the solution. 68 more words

Innovation

Zika Virus: What you Need to Know

With the previously ignored virus now making waves across the Americas, it’s necessary to have a general understanding of what the virus is and how you can protect yourself from it. 694 more words

Sex