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Genetically Modified Animal Vectors to Combat Disease

By: Sarah L Hawes, PhD

Diseases transmitted through contact with an animal carrier, or “vector,” cause over one million deaths annually, many of these in children under the age of five. 1,223 more words


Getting Acquainted with the DR (10 Days In)...

Mosquitos, Mosquitos and More…Mosquitos!

After sleeping for the first 24hrs (recovering from airline nightmare, misrouted luggage, etc.), I woke with a few mosquito bites (not too bad, right??). 979 more words

Dominican Republic

Wolbachia-carrying mosquito study yields 'valuable' data: NEA

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

SINGAPORE: Early findings from an ongoing six-month study showed that the viability of Aedes aegypti mosquito eggs collected from a site at Tampines West has been reduced by about half, said the National Environment Agency’s (NEA) Dengue Expert Advisory Panel (DEAP) on Wednesday (Feb 8). 442 more words

Current Affairs

Gray Areas in Veganism

If you’re new to my blog -Welcome! January is often referred to as VEGANuary to those who have made it their new year’s resolution. How are you doing so far? 721 more words


Before You Shower, You May Want to Use Doom

It’s dark outside, it’s 9pm, a couple of us have been at the beach all day (I know, life is so hard), I get up from the porch and proclaim that I am off to take a shower. 161 more words

Deadline Coming Up to be Excluded from Mosquito Spraying

It’s hard to think about mosquitoes in the middle of winter, but a deadline is coming up to notify town officials that you don’t want you property sprayed this summer with the pesticides used to combat mosquitoes. 200 more words


Another great kanga with a public health message! This one was created for World Malaria Day in 2011. It is made by Khanga Mama and sponsored by a handful of US government agencies and programs, as well as the Tanzanian Ministry of Community Health and Welfare. 88 more words