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Texas A&M garners $10 million grant to establish center, fight vector-borne diseases

by Steve Byrnes, Texas A&M AgriLife

Texas A&M AgriLife recently received a substantial monetary boost to bolster its aggressive fight to stem the spread of vector-borne diseases for the public good, said Dr. 735 more words

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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

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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

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Five Things to Know About Genetically Modified (GM) Insects for Vector Control

Mosquitoes spread some of the most dangerous diseases on the planet that together kill millions of people, such as malaria, dengue fever, West Nile virus, yellow fever and so on. 310 more words

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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

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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

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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

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