News

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 […]

Read More

Top 5 facts you should know about mosquitoes

September 2, 2016

Mosquitoes have a nasty habit of biting us when we are trying to enjoy the great outdoors. But it’s not just annoying, mosquitoes can actually be dangerous. Here are the Top 5 facts you should know about mosquitoes before you head out for your next hike and plan for a way to keep them at […]

Read More

Why we are pyrethrin free

August 17, 2016

Here at Sprinkler Magician chose to go the natural, safe, and effective route, and we have developed an integrated pest control system that does not use any Pyrethrins or Pyrethroids. The reason for that is simple, according to a survey of U.S. poison control centers by the EPA, pyrethrins cause more insecticide poisoning incidents than […]

Read More

Palm Beach County has first case of locally-acquired Zika virus

August 9, 2016

The first case of locally-acquired Zika virus has arrived in Palm Beach County. Gov. Rick Scott said Monday the infected person recently traveled to Miami-Dade County, ground zero for an outbreak of Zika acquired through domestic mosquitoes. State health officials are attempting to determine where the unidentified person contracted the virus. Before Monday’s announcement, the […]

Read More

CDC issues historic travel warning over Miami Zika outbreak

August 2, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an unprecedented travel warning Monday, advising pregnant women and their partners not to travel to a small community just north of downtown Miami, where Zika is actively circulating. This is the first time the CDC has warned people not to travel to an American neighborhood for fear […]

Read More

Four individuals in Florida infected with the Zika by local mosquitoes

July 29, 2016

Four individuals in Miami-Dade and Broward counties have been infected with the Zika virus by local https://www.viagrapascherfr.com/viagra-generique-prix-gel/ mosquitoes, Florida health officials said Friday. These are the first known cases of the virus being transmitted by mosquitoes in the continental United States. “While no mosquitoes trapped tested positive for the Zika virus, the department believes these […]

Read More

Fearing Zika, FDA Asks 2 Florida Counties To Halt Blood Donations

July 29, 2016

There’s been a looming fear that mosquitoes would start spreading the Zika virus in the U.S. Now that possibility seems increasingly real. On Thursday, senior officials at the Food and Drug Administration said they have asked blood donation centers in two Florida counties, Miami-Dade and Broward, to stop collecting blood for the time being. The […]

Read More

WHO revises sex guidelines for Zika prevention

July 27, 2016

If you’ve traveled to any country with a current outbreak of Zika, you should wait a full eight weeks to have unprotected sex or attempt to conceive a baby, even if you have no symptoms of the disease, the World Health Organization said today. Previous guidance suggested taking precautions or abstaining for only four weeks. […]

Read More

CDC – Zika Travel Information Resource

July 20, 2016

The Caribbean Currently includes: Anguilla; Aruba; Barbados; Bonaire; Cuba; Curaçao; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, a US territory; Saint Barthelemy; Saint Lucia; Saint Martin; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Sint Eustatius; Sint Maarten; Trinidad and Tobago; US Virgin Islands… (read more) Some countries in Africa, the Pacific […]

Read More

First known case of female-to-male Zika transmission announced

July 15, 2016

In another startling Zika development, the first case of female-to-male sexual transmission of the Zika virus has occurred in New York City, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday. Up until now, it was thought that the only likely route of sexual transmission was male-to-female or male-to-male. The surprising development prompted the CDC […]

Read More

1 2 3 4 5