Category Archives: Mosquito diseases

Zika Update

Zika Virus continues to persist in mosquito populations in the Miami Beach, FL area. The state of Florida hasĀ stepped up aerial spraying of insecticides to kill mosquito adults. The primary pesticide in use is naled, an organophosphate insecticide. Resistance of … Continue reading

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West Nile Check

2016 has been a slow year for West Nile Virus, which is a good thing. All 48 contiguous states have reported West Nile activity in humans or animals except for Virginia. There have been 406 confirmed cases of West Nile … Continue reading

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Zika At the Olympics

Despite all the worry, or perhaps because of all the worry, there have been no reported cases of Zika Virus transmission to Olympic athletes. Several factors have led to this outcome. August is a low point for mosquitoes in Rio. … Continue reading

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Zika In the USA: Update

Sad news on the Zika virus from Houston, Texas. An infant died shortly after birth from complications due to Zika related microcephaly. The mother had traveled to El Salvador and was likely infected while traveling. There is no indication that … Continue reading

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Zika In The USA

As feared, Zika is now being transmitted in the US. 10 cases have been confirmed, all in about a 1 square mile area of Miami, FL. This is clear evidence that Zika has entered the local mosquito population. Why Miami? … Continue reading

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Living With Mosquito Microbes

Interest is high in mosquito microbes and viral pathogens due to their effects on human health. A bacteria called Wolbachia, can infect insects including mosquitoes with unpredictable and interesting results. It has been shown that infection of mosquitoes with Wolbachia … Continue reading

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