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Mosquito Intervention Key To Stopping West Nile Virus
2013-07-17 07:27:16

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Since first being detected in the US in 1999, West Nile virus (WNv) has become a major North American health crisis during the summer mosquito season. Lyle R. Petersen, MD, MPH, of the CDC, reports that since WNv was first detected, more than 16,000 cases have been confirmed with more than 1,500 deaths. He said it is likely that more than 780,000 illnesses have occurred, with highest incidence rates seen in the Midwest from...

2013-07-16 23:22:25

Celebrate National Picnic Month by creating a pest-free environment to keep family and friends safe from mosquitoes, ticks and noxious weeds that cause West Nile virus, Lyme disease, severe allergic reactions, and more. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 July is National Picnic Month and a great time to combine family, friends, and food with outdoor games and sunshine. Whether it’s hosting an impromptu picnic in the backyard or taking sandwiches to the kid’s ballgame, picnics...

2013-06-28 11:26:47

UC Davis researchers say emergency room visits remained stable during the last big Sacramento area-wide sprayings for West Nile virus In what researchers say is the first public health study of the aerial mosquito spraying method to prevent West Nile virus, a UC Davis study analyzed emergency department records from Sacramento area hospitals during and immediately after aerial sprayings in the summer of 2005. Physicians and scientists from the university and from the California Department...

2013-06-21 23:19:20

In observance of National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, June 23 to June 29, RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment)® is sharing a checklist to help homeowners prevent and manage mosquitoes this summer. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 In observance of National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, June 23 to June 29, RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment)® is bringing attention to the importance of eliminating the growing threat of mosquitoes that...

2013-06-11 23:14:23

According to the CDC, as of June 4, 2013 nine states have reported West Nile virus infections. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 2013 has brought with it record Lyme disease risk and now concerns about West Nile Virus. In Texas the first human case of West Nile has been confirmed in Anderson County. Health officials are urging people to take measures to protect themselves and their families. According to the CDC, nine states have reported West Nile virus infections. The CDC website states...

Cooler Temperatures Make Mosquitoes More Dangerous
2013-06-04 12:39:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers wrote in the journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases that weather could be influencing the transmission of the West Nile virus and other mosquito-related disease. The scientists said mosquitoes living in cooler temperatures have weaker immune systems, making them more susceptible to dangerous viruses and more likely to transmit them to people. They said this connection is significant in light of global climate...


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