Zika Virus Threatens Homes: Nuisance to Public Health Threat

[embed]https://youtu.be/FVjXHntejH8[/embed] Zika Virus Threatens Homes: Nuisance to Public Health Threat Shocking news of the mosquito-borne Zika virus bewildered thousands all over the world! The common mosquito turned from a nuisance into a serious public health threat during an outbreak that hit many around the globe last year. Though this new virus came as a scare to many it seems to have been inevitable. It’s important to remember that mosquitoes have been around since the dinosaurs! The oldest fossilized mosquito is 46 million years old! They have been spreading diseases like Malaria, Yellow Fever, Chikungunya, etc. for many millennia. In fact, currently it is said that there is about 100 quadrillion mosquitoes, while there is only about 7.5 billion humans in...

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Zika Virus in local mosquitos

Zika Virus in local mosquitos Zika Virus in local mosquitos.  Florida officials for the first time have detected the Zika virus in local mosquitos! Although local cases of the virus in humans were reported in Florida last month, this is the first time that mosquitos were detected.  The mosquitos under surveillance by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services were to be carrying the dangerous virus. Trapped insects The insects were trapped in the same 1.5-mile area of Miami Beach.  The same area where the human cases of the Zika virus were reported.  The media speculated that local mosquitos were responsible.  Most cases where travelling to Zika infested countries outside of the United States is blamed. Zika virus is...

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The history of mosquito control and window screens

The history of mosquito control and window screens Window screens help reduce mosquito malaria.  Recently I have become very concerned with home owners and renters!  They have made a senseless decision to remove their window screens from their homes or apartment building windows. Just to save a couple of bucks!  You may ask: why am I so concerned with this?  Let me state that window screens will facilitate in saving many lives!  Window screens serve as a crucial function!  Let me share a couple of things that I actually discovered in my analysis.  It all has to do with flying insects (primarily mosquitoes) and the diseases they carry. For example diseases like the Zika Virus, Malaria, & West Nile Virus....

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