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There Are Even More Ways You Can Catch the Zika Virus

Most people know that they can catch the Zika virus through the bite of a mosquito. It is also pretty well known now that you can catch the disease through sexual intercourse. But, it turns out that there is yet another way you can catch this virus that involves neither of these scenarios. A recent…

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What If We Just Killed All Mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes are the most dangerous creatures on the earth. They kill hundreds of thousands of people each year, which is more than any other animal on the planet, although I am sure that they are rivaled by humans. With the advent of Zika, there are many people shrugging and asking about what would happen if…

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Common American Mosquito Species Found to Also Carry the Zika Virus

Up till recently the only mosquitos known to be capable of transmitting the Zika virus were species that prefer warmer, tropical climates. However, scientists just discovered that a much more prevalent mosquito species in the U.S. called Culex tarsalis mosquitos, which frequently inhabit climates in colder parts of the country such as Northern California and…

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Woman Kills Record 4 Million Mosquitos

For those who are constantly bothered by these blood-suckers, the thought of being able to kill millions of them must sound like s dream come true. Well, one woman actually did it for a contest held n Taiwan. Huang Yuyen, a pig farmer from Taiwan, was able to kill over 4 million mosquitos in just…

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Malaria Makes You Smell Delicious to Mosquitos

You’d think it would be bad enough just catching malaria. It’s a pretty unpleasant and dangerous disease to catch, but apparently, it also makes mosquitos even more attracted to you. Scientists already knew that factors like sweat, breath odor, and high body temperature could affect how much a person attracts mosquitos, but a new study…

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New Mosquito Species Hitched a Ride to the U.S.

A mosquito species native to Australia has recently been found in urban California. The Aedes notoscriptus is yet another mosquito species that gets its kicks out of feeding on and spreading horrible diseases to humans. The species is well known in Australia, and has adapted to live in very small water sources such as birdbaths…

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A Better Mosquito Repellent on the Horizon

You’re probably familiar with mosquito repellents that contain concentrations of DEET or Picaridin. They’re the most common on the market. But, scientists have recently created a different chemical combination that works even better shielding you against mosquito bites than the already impressive DEET. The way DEET products, and most other mosquito repellents, work in order…

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Congress Battles It Out Over Zika Virus Finding After First Death

Congress Battles It Out Over Zika Virus Finding After First Death The Democrats and Republicans are currently in a serious fight over the $1.9 billion in funds President Obama requested to aid in the fight against the Zika virus. Republicans have been doing everything they can to block the bill from being passed since it…

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Undressing the Zika Virus

Undressing the Zika Virus The Zika virus has officially been stripped bare, undressed, exposed…you get it. Researchers from Purdue University just recently uncovered the complete structure of the Zika virus. This discovery is a huge step forward in the fight to conquer the virus. This new knowledge will help scientists develop better treatments for the…

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