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The role of ecology in managing vector-borne diseases: Zika and beyond

The recent re-emergence and spread of the Zika virus, coupled with the link to a surge in microcephaly cases, has gripped the attention of the global health community, the general public, and professional golfers alike.  971 more words

Associate Editor Post

Aggressive Yellow Jackets Ruining Peaceful Vacations In Tahoe

LAKE TAHOE (KPIX 5) — It’s been a beautiful summer at Lake Tahoe, but the buzz is that vacationers aren’t the only ones enjoying the water. 371 more words


Vector Control Cuts In Marin And Sonoma Counties Prompt Zika Virus Concerns

MARIN (CBS SF) — With mosquito season approaching and concerns growing  about the Zika virus, residents in Marin and Sonoma County are finding out a tax they shot down is coming back to bite them. 280 more words


Microbe Talk: May 2016

Meet Wolbachia – the bacteria that could rid the world of dengue

Dengue is one of the world’s most devastating infectious diseases. Around half of the entire planet’s population is at risk from dengue infection, which can lead to excruciating joint pain, haemorrhaging and, eventually, death. 139 more words


Voracious Little Fish Keeping Zika Virus In Check

SAN JOSE (KCBS) — Santa Clara County’s insect control experts are working hard to make sure the Zika virus doesn’t make its way to Silicon Valley this summer, and a tiny fish is on the front lines. 159 more words


Zika: Should We Be Worried?

By Vassilis Ragoussis

I’m sure most of you have read or at least heard about the Zika virus outbreak that has occurred. There has been an explosion of information on social media and news websites that has been alarming, and what I can say, somewhat terrifying. 757 more words

Trope-a-Day: Jet Pack

Jet Pack: They exist. Mostly used in conjunction with combat exoskeletons or their civilian industrial counterparts, to avoid the, uh, Toasted Buns problem, and also the need for a fairly elaborate harness to avoid a painful and undignified jet-wedgie. 103 more words