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The World’s Deadliest Animal Is Coming to Your House

April 28, 2017

Spring is in different stages around the country but for most, the weather is warming up. Many may be seeing spring rain. With this warmer weather and moisture, you may be shocked to learn that the world’s deadliest animal is on its way to your house. It may already be there. “What is this deadly […]

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The CDC Zika Page

December 9, 2016

Zika virus spreads to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito (Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus), but can also be spread during sex by a person infected with Zika to his or her sex partners. Many people infected with Zika won’t have symptoms, but for those who do, the illness is […]

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Texas reports first case of Zika likely from local mosquitoes

December 1, 2016

Texas officials announced Monday that a woman who tested positive for the Zika virus is likely the first case transmitted by a mosquito in the state. The woman lives in the Rio Grande Valley’s Cameron County on the far southeastern tip of Texas on the Gulf Coast and Mexican border, according to Texas Department of […]

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Zika counts rise in Florida as more nations note microcephaly

November 18, 2016

Florida officials have confirmed more locally transmitted Zika, and Argentina and Guadeloupe have reported their first congenital microcephaly cases. Ongoing spread in Miami Beach, Little River The Florida Department of Health (Florida Health) reported six new cases of locally acquired Zika yesterday and today. Yesterday the Florida Health reported three new locally acquired cases of […]

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Florida’s Surgeon General dispatched a letter to Miami Mayor demanding a comprehensive breakdown for combating Zika

October 28, 2016

One day after the nation’s top-ranking infectious disease expert praised Miami-Dade for its response to a local Zika outbreak, Florida’s Surgeon General dispatched a letter to Mayor Carlos Gimenez demanding a comprehensive breakdown of spending, specific data on mosquito surveillance and a plan for combating the virus’ spread through winter and into next year. Noting […]

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'Zika mosquito' eggs found in the UK

October 20, 2016

People in Stanford near Folkestone in Kent, have been sent letters telling them Asian tiger mosquito eggs had been discovered nearby. Public Health England said no further evidence of the insect had been detected. It said there was “currently no risk to public health in the UK”. Jolyon Medlock, head of medical entomology at Public […]

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Mosquitoes even more of a problem after Hurricane Matthew.

October 20, 2016

St. Johns County, FL – Mosquitoes have become even more of a problem in Florida after Hurricane Matthew, Anastasia Mosquito Control has received more than 1,000 calls a day about mosquito problems since the storm. “I live on the marsh. It’s a constant battle, but that’s Florida. That’s just the way it is,” St. Johns […]

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Congress Finally Passes Zika Funding Bill; Provides $1.1 Billion

September 30, 2016

Congress Finally Passes Zika Funding Bill; Provides $1.1 Billion More than eight months after the White House first asked for it, Congress has finally agreed on some funding to help fight the Zika virus and study its effects. President Barack Obama signed stopgap spending bill Thursday. It provides $1.1 billion to use in continuing work […]

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Protests in Miami Beach against the use of Naled

September 23, 2016

Miami-Dade should stop using Naled to fight Zika The insecticide, Naled, which was sprayed over an area of Miami-Dade County twice last week and is due to be sprayed again this weekend in an effort to stop the spread of the Zika virus, is a potent neurotoxin that kills adult mosquitoes on contact. The protesters […]

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Zika Funding Fails Again in Congress

September 7, 2016

Congress came back from a seven-week break Tuesday and once again failed to move forward a bill that would pay for a federal Zika response. As senators traded barbs about whose fault it was, Florida health officials said they’d found seven more home-grown cases of Zika, six of them part of an outbreak in Miami […]

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