Do You Still Need to Worry About Zika? – Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic

Do You Still Need to Worry About Zika? – Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic

While it has primarily faded from mainstream news, Zika is still active in many parts of the world. Even if the mosquito apocalypse that many feared never actually happened, the risk still largely remains for pregnant women and hopeful-to-conceive parents. Advertising Policy Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do…

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Rare Mosquito-Borne Disease Posing Threat In Michigan – WHMI

Rare Mosquito-Borne Disease Posing Threat In Michigan – WHMI

September 2, 2019 <!-- --> <!-- --> State health officials say mosquito-borne diseases continue to be a threat and are urging residents to take precautions.The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says four cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis are under investigation in residents from Kalamazoo and Berrien Counties - one juvenile and three adults. A case of California encephalitis…

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So THAT’S Why Mosquitoes Bite Some People More Than Others – HuffPost

So THAT’S Why Mosquitoes Bite Some People More Than Others – HuffPost

If you’ve ever been at an outdoor party or BBQ during the fading hours of daylight and don’t personally notice an increase in the number of mosquitoes, you’ll probably hear someone complaining about it. That’s because mosquitoes are selective insects, and some people are more likely to get bites than others.There are a few factors that could contribute to why…

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The latest on Zika, what parents need to know – Charleston Post Courier

The latest on Zika, what parents need to know – Charleston Post Courier

The problem with Zika is that the virus attacks the neurological system, according to experts.   Dreamstime Zika became a hot topic a few years back when over 100,000 people contracted the virus in Colombia. In all, 20 babies were born with microcephaly, a birth defect that causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads if their mother contracted…

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Mosquito-borne diseases get a boost from climate change – Salon

Mosquito-borne diseases get a boost from climate change – Salon

We often think of climate change in terms of extreme weather, but the impacts of global warming will extend far beyond natural disasters. Scientists suggest climate change will also make more of the world hospitable to mosquitoes — and the diseases they carry. To make matters worse, new research shows that climate change may also be supercharging mosquito evolution. Zika, West…

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Mosquito-Borne Disease Could Threaten Half the Globe by 2050 – Scientific American

Mosquito-Borne Disease Could Threaten Half the Globe by 2050 – Scientific American

  By 2050, half the world's population could be at risk of mosquito-borne diseases like dengue fever or the Zika virus, new research suggests.   Climate change may put even more people at risk further into the future.   A combination of environmental change, urbanization and human movements around the world are helping mosquitoes spread into new areas, according to…

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N.J. faces growing health threat from virus-carrying mosquitoes – WHYY

N.J. faces growing health threat from virus-carrying mosquitoes – WHYY

This story originally appeared on NJ Spotlight — New Jersey officials are bracing for the start of this year’s mosquito season amid growing signs that a warming climate is creating more favorable conditions for the survival of species that carry Zika and other dangerous viruses. Rising temperatures are making it more likely that New Jersey will become a regular breeding ground…

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Treating mosquitoes may be a new way to fight malaria – Science News

Treating mosquitoes may be a new way to fight malaria – Science News

The fight against malaria may someday include ridding mosquitoes themselves of the parasites that cause the disease. In the lab, treating female mosquitoes with an antimalarial drug stopped parasites from developing inside the insects. Mosquitoes were exposed to the treatment when they landed on a drug-coated glass surface for as little as six minutes, comparable to how long mosquitoes stop…

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Battling disease by giving mosquitoes an antimalarial drug – Nature.com

Battling disease by giving mosquitoes an antimalarial drug – Nature.com

Insecticides that kill mosquitoes have helped to fight malaria, but insecticide resistance is rising. Treating mosquitoes with drugs that target the disease-causing parasite offers another way of tackling malaria. Janet Hemingway Janet Hemingway is at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool L3 5QA, UK. Contact Search for this author in: Any long-term programme for disease control that relies on…

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Pitt Researchers: Previous Exposure To Dengue Fever Protects Against Zika – 90.5 WESA

Pitt Researchers: Previous Exposure To Dengue Fever Protects Against Zika – 90.5 WESA

University of Pittsburgh researchers have found that previous exposure to Dengue Fever lowers the risk of infection from the Zika virus, which may have implications for maternal health. The study was conducted with nearly 1,500 research volunteers residing in Salvador, Brazil, an "epicenter" of the 2015 Zika outbreak. Researchers found that each doubling of Dengue antibody levels corresponded to a 9…

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Mosquito control could slow the spread of disease in a warming world – The Verge

Mosquito control could slow the spread of disease in a warming world – The Verge

The recently announced Green New Deal, a resolution to help address the threats of climate change, gives public health advocates a chance to confront an overlooked consequence of climate change: worsening mosquito-borne illnesses. The resolution, which outlines projects designed to boost renewables, reduce emissions, and climate-proof the country’s infrastructure, was introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey…

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Zika Virus IgM Detected 12 to 19 Months Following Infection Onset, Study Finds – Contagionlive.com

Zika Virus IgM Detected 12 to 19 Months Following Infection Onset, Study Finds – Contagionlive.com

Since the introduction of Zika virus to the Americas in 2015 research has been key to understanding Zika transmission and infection and establishing clinical guidance. Now a new study by investigators at the Florida Department of Health and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is adding to the limited data on the duration of detectable Zika virus-specific…

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Impact of preexisting dengue immunity on Zika virus emergence in a dengue endemic region – Science Magazine

Impact of preexisting dengue immunity on Zika virus emergence in a dengue endemic region – Science Magazine

  Zika dynamics in South America The infection dynamics of Zika virus (ZIKV) are difficult to characterize. Many ZIKV infections are asymptomatic, and the clinical presentation of ZIKV is nonspecific. Rodriguez-Barraquer et al. took advantage of a long-term health study under way in Salvador, Brazil, the epicenter of the recent outbreak in the Americas. They used multiple serological assays, from…

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Would Diet Drugs Make Mosquitoes Less Hungry For Human Blood? : Goats and Soda – NPR

Would Diet Drugs Make Mosquitoes Less Hungry For Human Blood? : Goats and Soda – NPR

  Splat! A lucky strike and the telltale red splodge that your nightly tormentor has sucked its last blood vessel. Staring at the mess on the wall, you might find it hard to believe that so small an insect can carry so much blood. But female mosquitoes have a knack for eating, doubling their body weight with each meal. "They…

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Study: Mosquitoes can hear up to 10 meters away – Cornell Chronicle

Study: Mosquitoes can hear up to 10 meters away – Cornell Chronicle

Cornell and Binghamton University researchers report for the first time that mosquitoes can hear over distances much greater than anyone suspected. The findings were published Feb. 7 in the journal Current Biology. Until now, it was believed that organisms required eardrums for long-range hearing, and that the feathery antennae with fine hairs that mosquitoes and some insects use to hear…

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Awesome mosquito hearing includes our voices – Futurity: Research News

Awesome mosquito hearing includes our voices – Futurity: Research News

You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. Mosquitoes can hear over distances much greater than anyone suspected, researchers report. Until now, scientists believed that organisms required eardrums for long-range hearing, and that the feathery antennae with fine hairs that mosquitoes and some insects use to hear only worked at close distances of several centimeters…

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Integrated Mosquito Management

Integrated Mosquito Management

Local governments and mosquito control programs often use an integrated mosquito management (IMM) or integrated vector management (IVM) approach to control mosquitoes. IMM uses a combination of methods to prevent and control mosquitoes that spread viruses, like Zika, dengue, and chikungunya. IMM uses methods to control mosquitoes based on an understanding of mosquito biology, the mosquito life cycle, and the…

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Update: Advice for people living in or traveling to Brownsville, Texas

Update: Advice for people living in or traveling to Brownsville, Texas

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Mosquitoes & Hurricanes

Mosquitoes & Hurricanes

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Forum on the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Management of Zika Virus Infection among Infants

Forum on the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Management of Zika Virus Infection among Infants

Wednesday and Thursday August 30-31, 2017 The Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) hosted a Forum in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. This Forum was an opportunity to convene experts to review emerging evidence and collect individual input regarding the diagnosis, evaluation and management of infants with possible…

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Zika Action Day Toolkit

Zika Action Day Toolkit

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Updated: Guidance for US Laboratories Testing for Zika

Updated: Guidance for US Laboratories Testing for Zika

This page also available as a PDF Cdc-pdf[PDF – 16 pages] Overview of Zika Virus Testing Current guidance for US laboratories testing for Zika virus infection recommends that testing be limited to specimens collected from patients meeting CDC’s clinical and epidemiologic criteria for testing1. Clinical signs and symptoms associated with Zika virus infection are discussed here. Current Zika information and guidance is…

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