A mosquito-borne illness called Zika Virus is causing concerns primarily in the country of Brazil where it has been linked to a rise in a phenomenon called microcephaly. No locally transmitted Zika cases have been reported in the continental United States, but cases have been reported in returning travelers in Puerto Rico, Illinois, Texas, and Florida. One case of microcephaly has been linked to Zika and reported in Hawaii. There is no vaccine for Zika and therefore, prevention of mosquito bites is paramount. 

Zika virus is transmitted to people from the bite of an Aedes aegypti, or Aedes albopictus mosquito. The Zika virus, unlike other mosquito-borne viruses such as Dengue or malaria, is newer and less studied. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Outbreaks of Zika have occurred in areas of Africa, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and the Americas.

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August 28, 2016

4th January 2011 marks a great milestone in Scott O’Neill’s life. He walks up and releases his first batch of mosquitoes in the air –as a fight against the Dengue Virus, strange?

Given that mosquitoes spread the Dengue Virus, his approach comes through as unorthodox but...

August 28, 2016

Employers are now more concerned over the Zika Virus and challenges that come with it, mainly due to the people traveling for the Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro.

Their concern is valid as the virus spreads easily through infected mosquito bites. Culex and Aedes mosquit...

August 26, 2016


Dengue virus has alarmingly increased in Vietnam over the last one year by 260%. This report was given by the local media.

Data from health ministry record the number of people who were infected by dengue fever from the beginning of the year as 45,000 and 14 succumbed....

August 25, 2016

Culex mosquito, commonly found in California may just be a Zika carrier as well, according to research UC Davis ecologist and a top Brazilian institution in science.

One protective measure against the zika virus is to use mosquito repellent nets.

The species also known a...

August 24, 2016

With Hillary Clinton calling for the Congress to come back to session and pass a bill the way to deal with the  Zika Virus, the virus may just be a lethal political weapon. Its effects seem to be beyond known as it has made its way into the US political world.

Though th...

August 23, 2016

A new Brazilian study suggests that the Zika virus can cause deformation of joints in the arms and legs of the newborn infants. This can result in multiple joints being curved or contracted, a condition known as “arthrogryposis.” This is still not confirmed that the Zi...

August 22, 2016

Most people don’t give much thought to mosquitoes – until they get a sign of a mosquito bite. Usually, the mosquito season is during the hot summers, it can start much earlier and can extend till autumn.

The quick fix solutions can last only a few weeks and will not get...

August 20, 2016

Have you ever wondered why you attract so many mosquitoes? Well, mosquitoes use the sense of smell to select a favorite from a crowd. Here are eight ways to get mosquito bites.

1.    Moving up and down

Mosquitoes locate their targets by sight, and any moving pe...

August 18, 2016

On August 1st, 2016, the federal health officials announced that several Zika cases caused by mosquitoes had raised from two to 14. These officials urged the expectant women to stay away from the neighborhoods in Miami where additional cases of Zika infection are. This...

August 12, 2016

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