Mosquito

Asian Tiger Mosquitos Invade New Jersey: After Cicada Brood, Garden State Expects New Buzz

By | Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:20

Public officials urge residents to help combat the latest invasion, as the aggressive Asian tiger mosquito appears to be here to stay.

Cooler Temperatures Predispose Mosquitoes to Infectious Disease Viruses

Cooler Temperatures Predispose Mosquitoes to Infectious Disease Viruses

By | Mon, 06/03/2013 - 23:56

Mosquitoes bred in cooler temperatures are more likely to carry contagious viruses like yellow fever and chikungunya, since they have weakened immune systems.

West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus Confirmed In Illinois And Pennsylvania Mosquitoes; Are Other Areas At Risk?

By | Mon, 06/03/2013 - 17:41

Two states have already announced the discovery of West Nile carrying mosquito's in the Summer of 2013.

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First West Nile Virus Infection Of 2013 Pops Up North Of Houston; How To Protect Yourself

By | Tue, 05/28/2013 - 15:34

Relatively new to the western hemisphere, West Nile virus has spread throughout the continental United States and has appeared earlier this season than any other.

2012 West Nile Outbreak Was The Deadliest In US History: CDC

By | Mon, 05/13/2013 - 15:06

CDC releases its final national surveillance data on West Nile virus for 2012.

Anophales mosquito potentially infected with West Nile virus

Health Officials Prepare For West Nile Season

By | Sun, 04/28/2013 - 18:32

As the weather warms up, mosquito season begins, marking the beginning of this year's West Nile season.

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Louisiana Reports 12 New Cases of West Nile Virus

By | Sat, 11/10/2012 - 10:35

Twelve new cases of West Nile Virus have been reported since last week, announced the Louisiana Health Department on Friday.

In Vulnerable Greece, Mosquitoes Bite Back

By | Mon, 10/22/2012 - 11:08

Just when it seems things couldn't get any worse for Greece, the exhausted and indebted country has a new threat to deal with: mosquito-borne diseases.

Texas Seeks to Learn Lessons From West Nile Virus "Disaster"

By | Thu, 09/27/2012 - 11:59

With no vaccine to prevent West Nile in humans, the only defense is prevention - wearing insecticide outdoors and pesticide spraying by ground and air.

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West Nile Virus Claims 5 Lives in Balkans

By | Thu, 09/20/2012 - 18:45

At least five people in the Balkans who were infected with the mosquito-borne West Nile virus have died, and several dozen others have been hospitalized in the past month, according to officials in Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia and Croatia.

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West Nile Cases in U.S. up 25 Percent in Latest Week: CDC

By | Thu, 09/06/2012 - 09:16

The number of U.S. cases of West Nile virus rose 25 percent in the latest week, putting the 2012 outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease on track to be the most severe on record in the USA.

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West Nile Cases Up By 40% From Last Week

By | Wed, 08/29/2012 - 14:07

Federal health officials warned on Wednesday that West Nile virus cases are up 40 percent since last week and that the number of infected may continue to rise.

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Eight Cases of West Nile Virus Reported in NYC

By | Wed, 08/29/2012 - 09:58

The eight city residents infected with the most severe form of West Nile virus are spread across all five boroughs of New York.

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West Nile Virus Kills 41 and Infects 1,118 in Biggest US Outbreak

By | Wed, 08/22/2012 - 14:43

The recent West Nile virus outbreak is "one of the largest" outbreaks ever seen in the United States, with three times the usual number of cases reported this year, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.