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Mosquitoes Become Less Repelled By DEET After First Exposure
2013-02-21 15:11:59

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The insect repellant DEET has been widely used to keep mosquitoes away and has been invaluable in countries affected by outbreaks of disease such as malaria and dengue fever, both transmitted by the annoying pest. However, a new report in the open-access journal PLoS ONE finds that mosquitoes are less repelled by DEET after an initial exposure. According to the team of U.K. researchers who conducted the study, mosquitoes will ignore...

2012-10-01 23:01:49

Insect Shield® Repellent Technology helps explain the symptoms to watch for, how to stay protected and who is most at risk. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 01, 2012 According to the CDC, as of September 25, 2012, 48 states have reported West Nile virus infections in people, birds, or mosquitoes. 3,545 cases have been reported thus far in 2012. This number is the highest of West Nile virus disease cases reported to CDC through the last week in September since 2003. Where is the biggest...

2010-08-25 09:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health today reported this year's first human case of West Nile virus in Pennsylvania. The individual is a 69-year-old man from Philadelphia County. West Nile virus is spread to people and animals by infected mosquitoes. Usually, the infection does not result in any illness. Older adults and persons with compromised immune systems are at greatest risk of becoming ill after a West Nile infection. A severe West Nile...

2009-08-17 15:20:53

U.S. scientists say they've created new mosquito repellents that perform better than DEET, the most used chemical to repel the disease-carrying insects. U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers said their new repellents work three times longer than DEET, eliminates DEET's unpleasant odor and don't cause DEET's sticky-skin sensation. But scientists caution the new repellents might never find a place on store shelves. Ulrich Bernier, the USDA's lead researcher for the repellent study, said...

2009-08-11 14:40:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State Health Secretary Everette James today reported this year's first confirmed human case of West Nile virus in Pennsylvania. The individual is a 21-year-old woman from Luzerne County. "The number of cases of West Nile disease has declined significantly in the past five years but this season's first case is a reminder that the disease is still out there," Secretary James said. "You can take precautions to protect yourself from this...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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