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Mosquito Borne Diseases – The Greater the Itch, The More Likely You’ll Catch Them

November 8th, 2016

The current Zika virus epidemic has shone a bright light upon the problem of mosquito-borne diseases in the past year. Scientists are looking more and more into how to deal with the problem of mosquitos spreading these diseases as a whole, and have found that some rules apply to all of them. One thing they’ve […]

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This Is How The Zika Virus Could Make Its Way North

October 10th, 2016

Researchers have confirmed that a mosquito known as Culex quinquefasciatus is able to contract the Zika virus. This is a potentially big deal since this type of mosquito thrives in colder climates. However it is not yet known whether this mosquito contracts the Zika virus in the wild. If this mosquito can contract Zika in […]

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Babies Born With Zika May Have More Medical Issues Than Microcephaly

October 5th, 2016

Since the Zika virus started making news early last year there has been extensive coverage on the birth defects that Zika causes in newborns. The birth defect known as microcephaly has so far been the only medical condition experienced by newborns infected with Zika. Now it is looking as though microcephaly is not the only […]

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Mass Anti-Mosquito Insecticide Is Finally Sprayed Over Miami

September 19th, 2016

Now that the Zika carrying mosquito has been located on Miami Beach, drastic measures must be taken to contain the virus. So far there have been fifty six transmissions of Zika in Florida, and the state has also seen five hundred and ninety six travel related cases of Zika. In response to the gradual worsening […]

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Florida Locals Oppose Plan To Release Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

September 13th, 2016

Residents of The Florida Keys are protesting an experiment that they think makes them into guinea pigs. The residents are afraid that the special mosquitoes will harm indigenous wildlife. Another worry is that the released mosquitoes may become too big of a problem for the residents, and bug sprays may not be enough to stop […]

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Zika Legislation Continues To Stall

September 8th, 2016

Now that congress has completed their seven week vacation they are once again debating particular measures outlined in the bill to grant funding to Zika relief. The new bill calls for 1.1 billion dollars be used to study and contain the virus. This is the third time the bill to fight Zika has failed to […]

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Disney is Joining in the Fight Against the Zika Virus

September 7th, 2016

It looks like even Disney is going to do its part to fight the Zika virus now that it has entered U.S. soil. They started giving away free bottles of Cutter insect spray last week. However, those tiny little bottles must have been breaking the bank since they now just changed from giving out those […]

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A New Approach to Beating the Zika Virus

August 17th, 2016

When you’re trying to find the answer to a problem it makes sense to explore every avenue possible. The more directions you come from and the more exploration into different answers you employ, the faster you’re likely to discover the answer. So, it makes sense for our scientists to approach beating the Zika virus from […]

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The Four Kinds of People Mosquitos Love

August 15th, 2016

Do you ever feel like mosquitos seem to seek you out more than other people? Well, you may actually be correct. There are four things that can make you much more of a mosquito magnet than other people. Unfortunately, not all of these conditions are possible to change, so you may just be stuck spraying […]

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First Zika Virus Death

August 10th, 2016

The first Zika-related death occurred in Harris County Hospital in Texas. A woman that had traveled to El Salvador while pregnant recently gave birth to a baby diagnosed with microcephaly caused by the Zika virus a few weeks ago. She never experienced any symptoms and didn’t realize she had contracted the virus until her child […]

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