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Spit Makes It Worse

Medical Discovery News | Posted 12.19.2016 | Science
Medical Discovery News

By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog While we are all aware of the Zika virus, scientists are only in the early stages of understanding how this v...

Florida Sees Second Local Dengue Case This Year | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.29.2016 | Healthy Living

By Laura Geggel A person in Florida has caught a locally transmitted case of dengue fever, news sources reported Wednesday. The case is the first in ...

India Launches "Terminator Train" to Battle Mosquitoes

AsiaToday | Posted 09.25.2016 | Home

[I headed to Delhi Railway Station to meet the so-called 'terminator' train./ Photographed by Jeong In-seo] By Jeong In-seo, New Delhi correspondent,...

Clean up Drives Being Organized Across India

AsiaToday | Posted 09.20.2016 | Home

[An elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesh lies on a beach before its immersion in the sea after the Ganesh festival./ Photographed by Jeong In-seo] By Jeo...

Why Mosquitoes Bite Some People More Than Others

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 09.02.2016 | Healthy Living

The question: Do mosquitoes really prefer to bite some people over others? And why? Answer: Several Healthy Living editors consider themselves mosquit...

South Carolina Accidentally Kills Millions Of Honeybees

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.02.2016 | Green

It was quieter than usual in parts of Dorchester County, South Carolina on Monday. Silence had replaced the familiar buzz as millions of the usual noi...

So THAT'S When You Should See A Doctor For A Bug Bite

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.01.2016 | Healthy Living

The Question: When does a bug bite require serious medical attention? The Answer: Sometimes that pesky mosquito bite just needs a little hydrocortis...

Florida Finds Local Zika Case Hundreds Of Miles Away From Miami

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.24.2016 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Florida officials on Tuesday announced the first case of Zika acquired by local mosquitoes in Pinellas County, located some 265 mi...


Kecia Gaither, M.D., MPH, FACOG | Posted 08.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Kecia Gaither, M.D., MPH, FACOG

The world as we know it has changed-- and it changed on February 1-2016 when the World Health Organization declared ZIKA a public health emergency of ...

FDA Green Lights Mutant, Zika-Killing Mosquitoes For Florida Experiment

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.05.2016 | Healthy Living

The United States has taken another step toward clearing the way for a trial of genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida as a way of reducing popula...

Florida To Begin Aerial Spraying Of Insecticides To Control Zika

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.03.2016 | Healthy Living

Florida will conduct an aerial insecticide spraying campaign at dawn on Wednesday in an effort to kill mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus, officials i...

In Florida Zika Probe, Federal Scientists Kept At Arm's Length

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.10.2017 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO, July 29 (Reuters) - The state of Florida, the first to report the arrival of Zika in the continental United States, has yet to invite a dedic...

Researchers Find Evidence Of Zika In A New Kind Of Mosquito

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.21.2016 | Healthy Living

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian researchers on Thursday said they found signs of the Zika virus in a common mosquito that is a separate species f...

What The U.S. Could Learn From Cuba About Ending Zika

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.29.2016 | Healthy Living

Cuba has successfully held off the Zika epidemic and in the process all but eliminated Dengue fever and other mosquito-carried illnesses, state-run me...

Zika mosquito control innovations should not replace tried and tested methods

Utibe Effiong | Posted 06.22.2016 | Home
Utibe Effiong

Why new-fangled mosquito controls should not replace tried and tested methods.

Turns Out Mosquitoes Are Even More Horrifying Up Close

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 06.10.2016 | Science

Chances are, you already aren’t a fan of mosquitos. They kill more human beings than any other animal on the planet (yes, even including other human...

Preventing the Spread of Zika Requires Addressing Poverty

Jonathan Patz | Posted 04.29.2016 | Home
Jonathan Patz

Communities in the US with sanitation, improved housing, and air conditioning are less likely to be exposed to Zika or any other vector-borne diseases, like dengue fever or West Nile virus.

Zika and the Brain

Medical Discovery News | Posted 04.26.2016 | Science
Medical Discovery News

Women who are pregnant or want to become pregnant in the near future should avoid Zika-infected areas, and men who've traveled to Zika-infected area should refrain from unprotected sex. Currently, there are not any treatments or vaccines for Zika, so hang on, we are in for a bumpy ride this summer and beyond.

Malaria Researchers Reveal 'Time Bomb' Breakthrough

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 04.22.2016 | Science

In what's being called a breakthrough in the war on malaria, an international team of scientists has discovered that a mutation that makes parasites r...

The Northeast Is Also At Risk For Zika Mosquitos This Summer

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.01.2016 | Healthy Living

If you thought Florida and Texas were the only states that had to worry about Zika virus this summer, think again. On Wednesday, the U.S. Centers for ...

Sexually Transmitted Zika Highlights Brazil's Rampant Inequality

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.16.2017 | Healthy Living

On Friday, scientists detected Zika virus in both urine and saliva for the first time, classifying the virus in the bodily fluid samples as "active." ...

El Salvador Urges Women To Delay Pregnancy Until 2018 Over Zika Fears

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador on Thursday urged women in the Central American nation to avoid getting pregnant until 2018 to avoid their childr...

Hawaii Baby Contracts The First Case Of Zika Virus In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 01.16.2016 | Healthy Living

HONOLULU -- Hawaii and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials confirmed Friday that a mother and newborn baby on the island of Oahu...

What You Need To Know About The Zika Virus | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.16.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Mindy Weisberger Published: 12/16/2015 10:51 AM EST on LiveScience Infections with Zika virus, which is carried by mosquitos, are on the rise acro...

This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Get A Mosquito Bite

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living

It's the height of summer, and naturally we're going on hikes, camping trips and hanging out in our backyards. And the mosquitoes are loving it. On wa...