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New Study Reveals Dining Habits of City Mosquitoes

A recent study out of Baltimore reveals striking variations of mosquito activity within city neighborhoods. These variations, primarily driven by socioeconomic factors, impacted the frequency that mosquitoes bit humans and revealed the primary source of their blood meals.

CCMAD Recognized for Successful Awareness Efforts

In its most recent Zika Milestone Report, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health highlighted the training and education classes that Compton Creek Mosquito Abatement District provided this past March.

First Two Human West Nile Virus Deaths of 2018

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced today two confirmed deaths in California due to West Nile virus (WNV). The deceased persons were residents of Glenn county and Yuba county.

Beware of mosquito "danger days" – especially in these 10

Significant rise in mosquito "disease danger days" in U.S., report warns. As global temperatures continue to rise, the number of mosquito "disease danger days" is increasing across much of the United States, representing a greater risk for transmission of mosquito-borne diseases, according to a new report.

What to Know About West Nile Virus This Summer

As of July 24, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that people have contracted West Nile virus in Alabama, California, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Texas. It’s a reportable illness, meaning that if your doctor diagnoses you, they will let the state and CDC.

Limit risk of mosquito-borne disease with these steps

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - Florida's frequent rain and hot temperatures are a huge welcome mat for annoying mosquitoes. Besides itchy bite marks the flying pests also can bring with them diseases to humans and animals. Volusia County health officials said that this summer two cases of eastern equine encephalitis have been confirmed in a horse and a donkey.

Revolutionary New Development Aids Fight Against Mosquitoes

Recent advances in gene editing may provide an innovative new addition to our existing repertoire of mosquito fighting tools. A recent study out of Virginia Polytechnic University demonstrates the potential of a newly-discovered gene in mosquitoes that triggers their development into males.
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