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Chikungunya Poised To Become Epidemic In The Americas
2014-04-08 14:10:31

American Society for Microbiology A team of French and Brazilian researchers warn that chikungunya virus is poised to invade, and become epidemic in the Americas according to research published ahead of print in the Journal of Virology. The risk of a "catastrophic" epidemic in the Americas is boosted by the FIFA World Cup, to be held in Brazil next month, what with people coming in from near and from far, says corresponding author Ricardo Lourenco-de-Oliveira of the Instituto Oswaldo...

Climate Change Extends Mosquito Season, But With Smaller Populations
2013-09-10 07:19:17

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Climate change's influence on temperature and precipitation is varied, and a new study from the University of Arizona shows that the effect on the spread of West Nile virus might be just as wide-ranging. This suggests that public health efforts to control the virus will need to take a local, rather than global perspective. Cory Morin and Andrew Comrie, researchers from the University of Arizona, developed a climate-driven mosquito...

2013-07-31 23:21:38

An insect that can infect a person with West Nile Virus has invaded Alabama; called the Asian Tiger Mosquito, it carries the sometimes deadly disease. Already discovered on the East Coast, this species of the flying bug has been sighted in the Heart of Dixie. Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Due to accidental introduction to America in the 1980's, the Asian Tiger Mosquito has invaded the borders of Alabama. Vulcan Termite and Pest Control, Inc.'s Board Certified Entomologist...

2013-07-18 12:27:38

Conditions expected to resemble 2012, the deadliest year for West Nile virus in U.S. history SCHAUMBURG, Ill., July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A number of U.S. states have reported cases of West Nile virus in 2013 as experts warn of the potential for a second consecutive year of increased activity for the virus. The predictions are based largely on the hot, dry weather conditions in many regions of the U.S. that could resemble 2012, a year that produced the most West Nile virus deaths...

2013-06-26 16:23:42

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Two new invasive mosquito species found in California are making it more difficult for mosquito control districts to protect the public from the biting insects. At the same time, counties in nearly every region of the state are reporting West Nile virus activity, including the first confirmed fatality as well as both mosquitoes and birds testing positive for the disease. "Now more than ever, it is imperative for everyone to protect...

2013-05-20 08:27:31

OXFORD, England, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mandacaru field trial report - press summary Oxitec's ground-breaking approach to pest control has again been demonstrated in a further trial carried out by Moscamed in Brazil. In this trial Moscamed achieved a 96% suppression of the dengue mosquito in the village of Mandacaru, Bahia state, Brazil. Scientists from Oxitec together with Moscamed and the University of Sao Paulo, Oxitec's partners in...

2013-03-21 23:19:36

Terminix experts point to abundance of 2012 eggs soon to hatch Memphis, Tenn. (PRWEB) March 21, 2013 MEMPHIS, Tenn., Mar. 20, 2013 — As the old saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers.” But this year, Florida residents may be getting more than they bargained for with those springtime raindrops. A particularly wet 2012 summer resulted in flooding throughout the state and unleashed higher-than-normal numbers of pestiferous mosquitoes, including the...