Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Mosquito control

In this Jan. 27, 2016, file photo, an Aedes aegypti mosquito known to carry the Zika virus, is photographed through a microscope at the Fiocruz institute in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

HOUSTON (AP) — Officials are considering releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in Houston as part of the fight against the insects known to carry diseases such as the Zika virus. The Houston Chronicle reports that Harris County, Texas, officials are negotiating ...
This 2016 digitally-colorized electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the Zika virus, in red, about 40 nanometers in diameter.

As zika control efforts have reportedly been very successful in the Miami region where it is believed the virus originated in the United States, Collier County leaders are staying vigilant with respect to mosquito control efforts. Leadership Collier, a local ...
a mermaid at the beach

No. 1 Mosquito Control, Zika and You! Meet the Candidates   When: Tuesday September 20 Start Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Where: Food & Thought – 2132 Tamiami Trail N, Naples Admission: Free to attend Website: Event Page HERE ...
In this Jan. 27, 2016, file photo, an Aedes aegypti mosquito is photographed through a microscope at the Fiocruz institute in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil.

For states concerned about the spread on Zika virus, help is on the way. The Centers for Disease Control announced Thursday evening that they would be sending out $60 million to help with prevention of the virus. The funds will ...
governor rick scott speaking in front of a florida map

BY GARY FINEOUT and JENNIFER KAY TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida will experience a “disaster” with the Zika virus if federal authorities don’t immediately provide money to help battle the virus, Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Wednesday. Scott, who had ...
Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the Center for Disease Control, left, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of NIH/NIAID, answers questions about the Zika virus during a news briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, April 11, 2016

BY LAURAN NEERGAARD WASHINGTON (AP) — The more researchers learn about the Zika virus, the scarier it appears, federal health officials say, as they urge more money for mosquito control and development of vaccines and treatments. Scientists increasingly believe the ...
Joe Conlon, technical adviser for the American Mosquito Control Association, discusses challenges associated with fighting the mosquito that carry the Zika virus during the association's annual conference in Savannah, Georgia, on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016.

BY RUSS BYNUM SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Mosquito-control workers are asking automotive retailers to get rid of old tires in the Florida Panhandle, lining up laboratories to test the insects for the Zika virus in New Orleans, and preparing to ...
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