Tag Archives: Mosquitoes

Cheap Tire Innovation Could Boost Zika Control

Cheap Tire Innovation Could Boost Zika Control

  Ottawa, Canada – Researchers said they have found a way to fashion a cheap mosquito trap out of old tires that can collect thousands of eggs that may carry the ...

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Irradiated Mosquitoes to help Zap Zika’s Power

Irradiated Mosquitoes to help Zap Zika’s Power

  Seibersdorf, Austria – The atmosphere inside the laboratory on the outskirts of Vienna is literally buzzing with armies of male mosquitoes locked up inside net-covered boxes. Their sole mission in life: ...

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Honduras Declares National Emergency Over Zika Virus

Honduras Declares National Emergency Over Zika Virus

  Tegucigalpa, Honduras – Honduras on Monday declared a state of emergency after officials said the number of Zika infections is rising at an “alarming” rate in the Central American country. ...

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Rio Anxious to Keep Zika Mosquitoes from Carnival

Rio Anxious to Keep Zika Mosquitoes from Carnival

  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – The scare over the Zika virus, thought to cause brain damage in babies, is spooking Brazilians who fear mosquitoes carrying the disease will be unwelcome ...

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DOH-Caraga Strengthens Campaign to Eliminate Filariasis, Malaria

DOH-Caraga Strengthens Campaign to Eliminate Filariasis, Malaria

  BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 16 (PIA) – The Department of Health (DOH) – Caraga has strengthened its campaign to eliminate mosquito transmitted-diseases by declaring the month of November as filariasis ...

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Lallo Propagates ‘Citronella’ to Fight Dengue

Lallo Propagates ‘Citronella’ to Fight Dengue

  LALLO, Cagayan, Sept. 4 (PIA) – – The Rural Improvement Club (RIC)  here has initiated the propagation and massive planting of ‘Citronella’ (Cymbopogon) grass found to be effective in eradicating ...

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Drug-Resistant Malaria Parasite Spreading: Study

Drug-Resistant Malaria Parasite Spreading: Study

  Paris, France – Parasites resistant to the frontline malaria drug have spread westward from southeast Asia to just short of the Indian border — a gateway to Africa, researchers warned Friday. A ...

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Biotech Firm’s GM Mosquitoes to Fight Dengue in Brazil

Biotech Firm’s GM Mosquitoes to Fight Dengue in Brazil

  CAMPINAS, August 27, 2014 (AFP) – It’s a dry winter day in southeast Brazil, but a steamy tropical summer reigns inside the labs at Oxitec, where workers are making ...

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India Minister Vows to Eradicate Deadly Encephalitis

India Minister Vows to Eradicate Deadly Encephalitis

  NEW DELHI, June 10, 2014 (AFP) – India’s new health minister on Tuesday ordered ‘extraordinary steps’ to end the deadly disease encephalitis, after it claimed the lives of 44 children in ...

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After 8,000 Cholera Deaths, Haiti Faces New Epidemic

After 8,000 Cholera Deaths, Haiti Faces New Epidemic

  PORT-AU-PRINCE, May 28, 2014 (AFP) – Hard-hit by a cholera epidemic that started in 2010, Haiti now faces a new threat in the expanding chikungunya virus, authorities said Wednesday. ...

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