Posts Tagged Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes: Biology, Repellents & Bite Relief…

Nothing ruins a perfect summer evening like the whine of a mosquito in search of a warm meal. There are 176 species of these annoying insects in the United States and more than 3,000 species throughout the world… These little unwelcomed creatures affect all of us, read all about them here: https://www.livescience.com/45404-mosquito-bites.html Advertisements

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‘FMD’ blog history… “The Deadliest Creature on Earth”… 

Blog history from a July 2016 post: https://formuchdeliberation.wordpress.com/2016/07/24/the-deadliest-creature-on-earth/

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Disease Burden Growing as Vector Insects Adapt to Climate Change | Inter Press Service… 

A health research report examining,  “evolutionary changes in the life cycle of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which spreads the yellow and dengue fevers as well as the chikungunya and Zika viruses…” Read the report here at ipsnews.net: http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/04/disease-burden-growing-as-vector-insects-adapt-to-climate-change/

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More mosquito species than previously thought may transmit Zika… 

Summary:  Zika virus could be transmitted by more mosquito species than those currently known, according to a new predictive model created by ecologists…  Scary health news from sciencedaily.com:More mosquito species than previously thought may transmit Zika. 

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Zika virus can live for hours on hard, non-porous surfaces… 

Summary from sciencedaily.com:  The Zika virus is most commonly transmitted in humans as the result of a bite from an infected mosquito or from an infected human to another human. What is not well known is that the virus also can be transmitted via the environment if an individual is pricked with an infected needle […]

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The Deadliest Creature on Earth…

Read the article below from news.nationalgeographic.com. The article appears in the August 2016 magazine issue:  This May Be the Deadliest Creature on Earth

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Facts about the Zika virus…

Zika virus is an emerging mosquito-borne virus that was first identified in Uganda in 1947 in rhesus monkeys through a monitoring network of sylvatic yellow fever. Source World Health Organisation: Zika virus

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How Forest Loss Is Leading To a Rise in Human Disease by Jim Robbins: Yale Environment 360…

A growing body of scientific evidence shows that the felling of tropical forests creates optimal conditions for the spread of mosquito-borne scourges, including malaria and dengue. Primates and other animals are also spreading disease from cleared forests to people… Source: How Forest Loss Is Leading To a Rise in Human Disease by Jim Robbins: Yale […]

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Health officials address chikungunya concerns in Trinidad and Tobago…

from caribbeannewsnow.com… PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad — The ministry of health has tried to allay the concerns of residents based on reports circulated regarding the chikungunya virus in Trinidad and Tobago. As of Thursday, there are 42 confirmed chikungunya cases in Trinidad and one confirmed case in Tobago… Read article here: Health officials address chikungunya concerns in […]

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