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Zika Virus, microcephaly, ADEM, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, Aedes aegypti, mosquitoes

Zika is a Threat to Adults

Zika is a Threat to Adults “This virus seems to be a bit scarier than we initially thought,” says Dr. Anne Schuchat, deputy director at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This comes after heightened concern over the presence of the Aedes aegypti mosquito in 30 states, and the threat to Puerto Rico […]

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Debunking 6 Common Mosquito Myths

Anyone who has ever spent time outdoors in the spring and summer knows how frustrating and annoying mosquitoes can be. Because of this annoyance, there have naturally been many theories to explain their behavior, suggested mosquito remedies and even anti-mosquito apps, which are supposed to ward these bugs off for good. There are so many […]

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10 Scents That Repel Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes have a very keen sense of smell. In fact, it’s the primary reason that they are drawn to humans and other animals as a blood source. The carbon dioxide and many of the fragrances we emit are irresistible to these annoying pests. Mosquitoes likewise find a variety of scents unappealing. These aromas can be […]

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Battle of the Sexes: Male vs. Female Mosquitoes

All these years and it turns out we’ve been giving mosquitoes a bad name. Well, male mosquitoes, at least. There are a number of differences between the male mosquito and female mosquito. Unfortunately, these differences may not affect your chances of — or physical reaction to — getting bitten. Nonetheless, a more complete understanding of […]

The Economic Cost of Mosquito-Borne Diseases

The Economic Cost of Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Mosquitoes are tiny insects, but they carry a big economic bite. Although most of us don’t see the mosquito as causing anything but itchy bites, this insect, in fact, spreads many diseases. Each year, millions of people die as a result of contracting mosquito-borne diseases, and the World Health Organization (WHO) has listed mosquitoes as […]

Zika Virus, microcephaly, ADEM, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, Aedes aegypti, mosquitoes

Zika Virus: Spreading Far and Fast

Remember when the West Nile outbreak was the biggest story on your television? Well, that’s old news. Now there’s a new mosquito-borne virus to worry about – and it’s called the Zika virus. You’ve probably heard of it – after all, scientists and reporters both keep harping on the potential dangers of contracting it. This […]

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How to Prevent Mosquitoes Come Spring

Whether you have a house near a pond, stream, or lake, it seems to happen every year. The first few days of spring arrive, and the weather gets blissfully warmer. You step outside, eager to enjoy the sun, barbecues, and everything else the outdoors have to offer. At first, everything is terrific. You breathe in […]

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