Items Tagged ‘Aedes aegypti’

California: State's big population means more mosquito-borne infections

July 2, 2018

California: State’s big population means more mosquito-borne infections

By Enrique Rivero Enrique Rivero

  Despite its dry, temperate climate, California had more mosquito-borne infections than any U.S. state from 2004 to 2016, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The California numbers are primarily attributable to the state’s large population (more than 39 million) and strong public health reporting system, said Dr. Claire Panosian […]

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Tags: Aedes aegypti, Aedes albopictus, Aedes sierrensis, Anopheles freeborni, Asian tiger mosquito, chikungunya, Culex pipiens/Culex quinquefasciatus, Culex tarsalis, dengue, Dr. Claire Panosian, Dr. Claire Panosian Dunavan, Est Nigh virus


Ask the Doctors - How can I protect myself from the Zika virus?

April 9, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How can I protect myself from the Zika virus?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: We live on a lake in Minnesota where mosquitos are a way of life. Now that Zika has come to the United States, are we at risk? The spread of the Zika virus to the U.S. is cause for concern but not for alarm.  It’s a complex issue so the best way to […]

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Tags: Aedes aegypti, Ask the Doctors, birth defect, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, microcephaly, mosquito-borne illnesses, pregnant women, zika virus