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2011-08-25 21:11:16

The incidence of malaria in many African countries south of the Sahara is falling rapidly. A Danish-Tanzanian research group has discovered that the mosquito carrying the malaria parasite has practically disappeared from villages without organized mosquito control, and the researchers do not know why. There are several hypotheses but without proper data they cannot say whether malaria is being eradicated or whether it is just resting up before returning with renewed vigour. "Many of our...

2011-08-22 09:39:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 23, in residential and recreational areas of Wyomissing Borough, Berks County, to control adult mosquito populations. In the event of rain, the spraying will be rescheduled. Multiple samples containing mosquitoes that have tested positive for the West Nile virus have been found in portions of Berks County. The treatments will be...

2011-08-22 09:37:00

NORRISTOWN, Pa., Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 23, in portions of Haverford Township, Delaware County, to control adult mosquito populations. In the event of rain, the spraying will be rescheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 24. High populations of adult nuisance mosquitoes have been detected in multiple areas of the township. The treatments will be administered with truck- and ATV-mounted...

2011-08-15 15:07:00

NORRISTOWN, Pa., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 16, in portions of Upper and Lower Chichester townships, Delaware County, to control adult mosquito populations. In the event of rain, the spraying will be rescheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 17. High populations of adult nuisance mosquitoes have been detected in multiple areas of the townships. The treatments will be administered with truck-...

2011-08-15 14:59:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 17, in residential and industrial areas east and south of Route 74, west of S. George St. and in the Fireside area of York, York County, to control adult mosquito populations. In the event of rain, the spraying will be rescheduled. Multiple samples containing mosquitoes that have tested positive for the West Nile virus have been found in...

2011-08-15 14:52:00

WILKES-BARRE, Pa., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evenings of Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 17 and 18, in portions of Wilkes-Barre, Plains Township, Wilkes-Barre Township and Edwardsville Borough, Luzerne County, to control adult mosquito populations. In the event of rain, the spraying will be rescheduled. High populations of adult nuisance mosquitoes have been detected in multiple areas of the municipalities....

2011-08-12 12:08:39

A computer model of the spread of West Nile virus was able to predict areas where human cases would be concentrated, especially around Sacramento in 2005. The success of the model, say researchers, depended on its focus on biological factors and on a high volume of reports from members of the public. A computerized epidemiological model of the spread of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus in 17 counties of California in 2005 successfully predicted where 81.6 percent of human cases of the...

2011-08-09 15:13:00

NORRISTOWN, Pa., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 10, in portions of Bristol Township, Bucks County, to control adult mosquito populations. In the event of rain, the spraying will be rescheduled for Thursday, Aug. 11. High populations of adult nuisance mosquitoes have been detected in the township. The treatments will be administered with ATV-mounted equipment to spray open spaces in...

2011-08-08 15:09:00

NORRISTOWN, Pa., Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health will apply aerial larval mosquito treatments the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 10, at wastewater treatment plants near Penrose Ferry Road and the Betsy Ross Bridge, and in wetlands on the eastern side of the Philadelphia airport. The helicopter will be based out of the airport and spraying along both sides of I-95. In the event of rain, the...

2011-08-05 16:06:00

MEADVILLE, Pa., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Monday, Aug. 8, in portions of Harmonsburg, Summit Township in Crawford County to control adult mosquito populations. In the event of rain, the spraying will be rescheduled. High populations of adult nuisance mosquitoes have been detected in multiple areas of the townships. The treatments will be administered with ATV-mounted equipment to spray open...


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2005-08-25 10:14:14

The mosquito is a member of the family Culicidae. These insects have a pair of scaled wings, a pair of halteres, a slender body, and long legs. Only the females of most mosquito species suck blood from other animals. Size varies but is rarely greater than 0.6 inch (15 mm). Mosquitoes weigh only about 0.03 to 0.04 grain (2 to 2.5 mg). They can fly at about 0.9 to 1.6 mph (1.5 to 2.5 km/h) and most species are nocturnal. Mosquitoes are believed to have evolved 170 million years ago during...

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