Stories tagged: mosquitoes
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 1:24 p.m.
Zika may be spread by 35 species of mosquitoes, researchers say
Zika may be spread by as many as 35 species of mosquitoes, including seven found in the United States, according to a predictive model created by University of Georgia ecologists …
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016, 11:02 a.m.
Mosquitoes test positive for Zika in South Beach
For the first time in the U.S., mosquitoes trapped in a zone where Zika virus is being actively transmitted have tested positive for the virus.
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 2:44 p.m.
Spokane County reports first case of West Nile since 2009
A Spokane County man in his 40s was hospitalized and later released two weeks ago after contracting West Nile virus from an infected mosquitoes in the area.
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016, 3:42 p.m.
Puerto Rico reports 1st death from paralysis linked to Zika
Puerto Rico on Friday reported its first death from a paralysis condition that developed from a Zika infection as the U.S. territory fights an epidemic of the mosquito-borne virus.
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 12:39 p.m.
Volunteers sought as race to develop a Zika vaccine heats up
Wanted: Volunteers willing to be infected with the Zika virus for science.
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016, 11:06 a.m.
U.S. approves GMO mosquito test, but no release imminent
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is giving final approval for a field trial releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys.
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 7:51 p.m.
Third case of Zika virus confirmed in Snohomish County
Snohomish officials say a teenage girl is the third person to test positive for Zika virus in the county.
Fri., July 29, 2016, 7:41 a.m.
First cases of Zika transmitted by mosquitoes on U.S. mainland documented in Miami
ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida’s governor says the state likely has the first cases of Zika transmitted by mosquitoes on the U.S. mainland. Gov. Rick Scott said Friday that no mosquitoes …
Wed., June 29, 2016, 8:54 p.m.
Nampa, Payette mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus
Officials say mosquitoes in the cities of Nampa and Payette have tested positive for West Nile virus.
Fri., May 27, 2016, 10:08 a.m.
Mosquito trap company surprised by demand amid Zika outbreak
The German manufacturer of traps widely used to monitor mosquitoes that carry Zika says the “enormous demand” due to the virus outbreak caught the company off-guard. Two Biogents board members …
Fri., March 25, 2016, 12:10 p.m.
Third Zika case in Kentucky confirmed in pregnant woman
The Kentucky Department of Health says it has confirmed the state’s third case of the Zika virus in a pregnant woman.
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016, 4:47 p.m.
UN: Stopping Zika may require genetically modified insects
The World Health Organization says it may be necessary to use controversial methods like genetically modified mosquitoes to wipe out the insects that are spreading the Zika virus across the …
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 1:45 p.m.
Oregon confirms case of travel-associated Zika virus
Public health officials say Oregon has a confirmed case of the Zika virus.
Tue., March 17, 2015, midnight
As a mild winter has given way to an early spring, sunny, warm days may have people opening cabins, cleaning barns, garages and sheds, and hiking through tall grass much …
Thu., Aug. 28, 2014, midnight
In brief: Newman Lake to close briefly for treatment
The public access site and boat launch at Newman Lake will be closed Sept. 9-11 to allow treatment of the lake with herbicide to control Eurasian milfoil and other aquatic …
Mon., June 17, 2013, 7:34 a.m.
West Nile virus found in Yakima mosquitoes
YAKIMA, Wash. — West Nile virus has turned up in two samples of mosquitoes collected in Yakima County.
Sun., June 9, 2013, midnight
Hoopfest crowds won’t contend with buzz of Mosquitoes
Twenty days before tens of thousands of basketball players and fans take over downtown, Spokane Hoopfest 2013 organizers say businesses have struck a harmonious accord to unplug “Mosquitoes” – devices …
Thu., July 5, 2012, midnight
Mosquito warning issued across Idaho
BOISE – Mosquito abatement districts across the state say mosquitoes are out and about, and they are warning people to wear long-sleeve shirts, use repellant and reduce standing water on …
Mon., June 6, 2011, midnight
Do Your Part: Be wise when choosing sunscreen
What’s really getting under your skin this summer? If you are one of the millions buying sunscreens and bug sprays this season, you might be disgusted to find out what …
Sat., July 18, 2009, midnight
The summer of death by a thousand bites
I don’t know about you, but the soundtrack to my summer has sounded like this: “Bzzzzzzzzz, bzzzzz (expletive), SLAP, SWAT.”
Fri., Jan. 2, 2009, midnight
Short-lived mosquitoes may take bite out of virulent diseases
WASHINGTON – Old mosquitoes usually spread disease, so Australian researchers figured out a way to make the pests die younger – naturally, not poisoned. Scientists have been racing to genetically …
Sat., May 31, 2008, midnight
Officials warn: Where water stands, mosquitoes get buzzy, busy
Springtime, and a young mosquito’s thoughts turn to love. Or at least reproduction.