Sunday, September 24, 2017

Zika virus

In this Feb. 11, 2016 file photo, Dallas County Mosquito Lab microbiologist Spencer Lockwood sorts mosquitos collected in a trap in Hutchins, Texas, that had been set up in Dallas County near the location of a confirmed Zika virus infection. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Cases of Zika virus are on the rise in Florida, according to the most recent data from the Florida Department of Health. But its nothing compared to 2016. The DOH reported six more cases of Zika this week, bringing the ...
In this Sept. 29, 2016 file photo, Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, responsible for transmitting Zika, sit in a petri dish at the Fiocruz Institute in Recife, Brazil.

BY LAURAN NEERGAARD WASHINGTON (AP) — The Zika virus may not seem as big a threat as last summer but don’t let your guard down — especially if you’re pregnant or trying to be. While cases of the birth defect-causing ...
In this Wednesday, June 3, 2009 file photo, adult mosquitoes are seen through a fluorescence microscope at the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute's Insect Transformation Facility in Rockville, Maryland. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, file)

The rainy season has arrived in Southwest Florida, and its brought some unwelcome guests along with it: mosquitoes are out in full force. According to Shelly Redovan, Deputy Director of Education for the Lee County Mosquito Control District, a high ...
In this Dec. 16, 2016 file photo, Puerto Rico resident Michelle Flandez caresses her two-month-old son, Inti Perez, diagnosed with microcephaly linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

BY MIKE STOBBE NEW YORK (AP) — A report released Thursday shows Zika had about the same impact on birth defects in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories as it did in other places hit by the epidemic. About 1 ...
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.

BY NIRMALA GEORGE NEW DELHI (AP) — India has reported its first three cases of the Zika virus, including two pregnant women who delivered healthy babies. Health Ministry officials said Sunday that the three patients in western Gujarat state had ...
In this Feb. 11, 2016 file photo, Dallas County Mosquito Lab microbiologist Spencer Lockwood sorts mosquitos collected in a trap in Hutchins, Texas, that had been set up in Dallas County near the location of a confirmed Zika virus infection. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

BY LAURAN NEERGAARD WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have begun enrolling volunteers for critical next-stage testing of an experimental vaccine to protect against Zika, the mosquito-borne virus that can cause devastating birth defects in pregnant women. The first volunteer ...
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 ...
In this Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 file photo, a Sucre municipality worker fumigates for Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that transmit the Zika virus in the Petare neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

BY MARILYNN MARCHIONE For the first time, doctors have tied infection with the Zika virus to possible new heart problems in adults. The evidence so far is only in eight people in Venezuela, and is not enough to prove a ...
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)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wanted: 60 people willing to be bitten by mosquitoes to test a new kind of vaccine — one that acts against the bugs’ saliva. Rather than separate vaccines against Zika or other mosquito-borne diseases, the new approach ...
a rainfall checker

Q. Is it known how much rainfall we have here in a given year?  Marsha, Naples A.  Andy Holland, P.E., Engineering Manager with the city of Naples Streets & Stormwater Department said, “The City of Naples receives an average annual ...
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