Category: Zika News and Updates on Insect Borne Diseases

Zika Found in Eye Fluid in Study

Zika Found in Eye Fluid in Study Virus may stay in urine, saliva longer, but corneal transplants may pose transmission risk, researchers say WebMD News from HealthDay By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. …
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World Mosquito Repellent Market

Mosquito Repellent Market A Wide variety of chemical and natural ingredient based mosquito repellents are being used to keep the mosquitoes away and prevent mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever, Zika virus, …

Preventing Zika While Traveling

Travel is supposed to be something you look forward to. It is an opportunity to explore and broaden horizons. It becomes taxing and worrisome when you know that you are about to enter a territory …

Zika virus

Zika virus Fact sheet Updated 6 September 2016 Key facts Zika virus disease is caused by a virus transmitted primarily by Aedes mosquitoes. People with Zika virus disease can have symptoms including mild fever, skin …

Safeguarding Your Home Against Zika

Fear of the Zika virus is growing as we speak. People are starting to understand why this seemingly harmless virus can devastate your health. As you know, there are still no vaccines against Zika. The …
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Tiny Vampires aka Mosquitoes

Summer in D.C. stretches long into September, refusing to leave, even though everyone has already started talking about pumpkin spice and back-to-school. Walking outside of an evening still feels like slipping into a warm bath …
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Mosquitoes Can Pass Zika to Their Offspring

Mosquito-borne viruses, like dengue and chikungunya, tend to come in seasonal waves, flaring up in the summer or wet seasons, and fading in the winter or dry seasons. Zika is expected to behave similarly, though …
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A Threat Bigger Than Zika

For months, members of Congress have been at odds over how much money the United States ought to spend on fighting the Zika virus. The World Health Organization declared Zika a global emergency back in …

How Zika Breaks Into the Brain

When Brazil’s alarming spike in newborns with brain damage was linked to an obscure virus last year, Arnold Kriegstein began to do some reading. Kriegstein, a neurobiologist at the University of California, San Francisco, learned …

Battling Chicken Mites with Bags of Brimstone

Battling Chicken Mites with Bags of Brimstone July 18, 2016 by Entomology Today Leave a Comment A northern fowl mite (Ornithonyssus sylviarum). Photo by Blaine Mathison. By Meredith Swett Walker The northern fowl mite (Ornithonyssus …