• One of the frustrations of fighting malaria is that mosquitoes evolve resistance to the insecticides used to kill them. Now researchers from Exeter University in the United Kingdom and the University of California, Berkeley, propose using insect repellents along with…

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  • In the U.S., the number of pregnant women with the virus continues to grow: 953 pregnant women had the virus as of Oct. 20, up from 899 reported as of Oct. 13.

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  • Hurricane Matthew left behind more than uprooted trees, flooded homes and muddy properties. The storm’s heavy rainfall in the Lowcountry unleashed mosquitoes, whose increased presence has not gone unnoticed. That’s why Dorchester County is using two trucks to conduct ground…

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  • CDC and Florida identify new area in Miami-Dade County were Zika is active in mosquitoes.  Five more individuals are infected.  The Florida Department of Health (FLDOH) has evidence that Zika is only actively being transmitted in this new area and the existing area in Miami…

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  • Officials advise residents to use an approved insect repellent every time they go outside to protect yourself, and follow the instructions on the label. Among the Environmental Protection Agency-approved repellents are those that contain DEET, picaridin, IR3535 and oil of lemon…

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  • New research found the unusual transmission method was likely caused by his dying father having 100,000 times the normal level of the virus.

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  • Sarah Henderson, the Health Department’s communicable disease nurse, said the diagnosed strain, La Crosse Encephalitis Virus (LACV), is spread by mosquitoes and has been reported in the county in the past. … Those venturing outdoors should continue to protect themselves by using…

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  • Ohio Officials Concerned About WNV

    Posted on September 21, 2016

    Officials remind people to avoid catching the West Nile Virus, you should wear insect repellent with DEET, limit your time outside at dusk and dawn, eliminate standing water around your home.

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  • Protect yourself from mosquitoes, remove standing water on your property, put screens on windows and close doors. Wear long sleeves, pants and EPA-approved insect repellent. 

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  • Tennessee Officials Concerned About WNV

    Posted on September 21, 2016

    Shelby County Vector Control say the best ways to protect yourself against the West Nile Virus is to wear mosquito repellant containing DEET. Avoid being outdoors during peak mosquito hours, that’s thirty minutes before sunrise or after sunset and cover bare skin with long pants…

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  • West Nile Virus Circulating in Nebraska

    Posted on September 21, 2016

    When you are outdoors use insect repellent containing DEET especially around dawn and dusk. Also get rid of mosquito breeding sites by emptying standing water.

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  • Mississippi Man Dies from WNV

    Posted on September 19, 2016

    One case has resulted in death for a man in Hinds County. In 2015, Mississippi had 38 West Nile cases and also one death. The Department recommends removing standing water where mosquitoes could breed, wearing long pants and long-sleeved shirts outdoors and using mosquito…

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