Nine mosquito traps in Gerlach, Nevada, a town near Black Rock Desert, have tested positive for West Nile virus. Sixty-five thousand people attended this year’s Burning Man Festival in Black Rock and could now be at risk of contracting the mosquito-borne disease.
Armed with buckets, odorous lures, nets and poison sprays, Columbus Public Health workers are prepared to take on the hordes of blood-sucking insects that can ruin summer for outdoors lovers. The agency hopes to outflank mosquitoes this year by increasing the number of traps across the city. Health workers will be trapping the insects at […]
It’s that time of year again, time to watch out for those pesky mosquitoes. Already, some local communities are setting up traps to catch and test mosquitoes for the West Nile Virus. Avoiding Mosquito Bites – Tips From Grayson County Health Dept.
The Bureau/Putnam County Health Department says it’s not too soon to be thinking about mosquitoes and West Nile Virus. Kurt Kuchle, director of health protection for the two-county health department, said the health department has begun its surveillance program to detect possible West Nile Virus (WNV) activity in the local area. The surveillance program consists […]
The 10th Medical Group Public Health office will be placing mosquito traps in areas throughout the U.S. Academy in Colorado. The traps will be placed in “high-people traffic areas,” including base housing areas, the child development centers, installation gate entrances, Jacks Valley and other places throughout the Academy. According to Senior Airman Anthony Arroyo, a […]
The City of Dallas is preparing once again for mosquito season. The plan is very similar to last year’s plan, but there are some changes they hope will keep the number of cases of West Nile virus down. Once again there will be 90 mosquito traps located throughout the city testing for West Nile virus. […]
As part of their efforts to control the spread of dengue in Singapore, the National Environment Agency (NEA) will be progressively placing traps in different residential areas to reduce the mosquito population. The number of dengue cases had hit a historic high of 22,170 cases last year, with 3,420 cases detected so far this year. […]
Mosquito sperm have a sense of smell — a surprising finding that could one day help control disease-carrying mosquitoes, researchers say. Mosquitoes use scent-detecting molecules known as odorant receptors in their antennae. These sensors help mosquitoes “sniff out” sources of blood as part of their sense of smell, technically known as olfaction. Now, researchers have […]
Every time a mosquito is lured to the scent of your skin, you’re at risk of contracting malaria, dengue fever, West Nile virus, or another deadly disease. A study published by Cell Press December 5th in the journal Cell has revealed an important class of neurons responsible for a mosquito’s attraction to human skin odor, […]
Mosquito activity is expected to decrease as temperatures fall. But the Maricopa County Environmental Services Department will continue to fog and set traps in Phoenix to prevent the spread of the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus. And as the busy season for mosquitoes winds down, county spokesman Johnny Diloné said at least 500 mosquito traps will be set […]