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Tag Archives: mosquito borne

Zika Virus: Women in Brazil Encouraged to Delay Pregnancy

At the end of December, Brazil was issued with a high alert warning surrounding a mosquito-borne virus.
The Zika virus is thought to be the cause of  “microcephaly — a rare condition in which infants are born with shrunken skulls” of which […]

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Fighting Mosquitoes: Every Little Helps

Unusually high amounts of rainfall have caused South Florida residents a concern of a ‘buzzy’ nature during this Holiday season. As mosquitoes only need very little water to breed, the Mosquito Control Department has its work cut out with additional […]

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Women in Brazil Warned not to have Babies due to Zika Virus

There have been further reports relating to the mosquito-borne virus known as Zika virus. In the northeastern part of Brazil, a concerning discovery has expectant mothers on high alert. If an infected mosquito bites an expectant mother a risk of […]

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The Fight Against Mosquitoes Starts At Home

Let’s face it, there’s never a ‘good’ year when it comes to mosquitoes. However, this year, health officials have warned that it could be particularly bad. During the last few months many parts of the United States have suffered from […]

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Mosquito Awareness Week: Let’s Fight The Bite!

Mosquito Awareness Week is just around the corner. June 23-29 is a time to help raise awareness about the dangers of mosquitoes and what you can do in terms of prevention and protection. The following article shares ideas that you […]

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DARPA’s War to Repel Mosquitoes

What if you could engineer your skin to repel mosquitoes? Imagine having one of the toughest jobs in the world with enough danger, without the threat of mosquitoes. DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) is looking into how soldiers could […]

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Mosquitoes Need Sugar to Survive

A spoonful of sugar can not only help the ‘medicine go down’ (in the famous words of Mary Poppins), but it can also help to keep mosquitoes away! Research has revealed that mosquitoes also have an attraction to sugar. Which […]

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Fighting Mosquitoes Before They Bite!

We all know about the threat of mosquito-borne disease, but do we know just how serious it is? With the impact that climate change is having on the globe, it could expose half of the world to the likes of Dengue […]

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Could Human Diet Pills Stop Mosquitoes From Feeding?

Female mosquitoes like to feed… a lot!
They can consume a very large amount of blood in comparison to their body weight and theoretically are ‘overeating’. So what if mosquitoes were put on a diet? What if they were tricked into […]

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Mosquito Control in Winter

Temperatures are starting to rise which means mosquitoes are starting to bite. It may only be February, but mosquitoes are certainly starting to become active in parts of the United States which means mosquito control in winter is more important than […]

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