mosquitoes

Science
12:20 pm
Fri January 2, 2015

Painful Virus Sweeps Central America, Gains A Toehold In U.S.

A woman protects her child's face in Managua, Nicaragua, as health workers fumigate for mosquitoes that carry chikungunya. The virus started spreading through Nicaragua and Mexico in the fall.
Esteban Felix AP

Originally published on Thu January 1, 2015 9:34 pm

Most of us will remember 2014 as the year Ebola came to the U.S. But another virus made its debut in the Western Hemisphere. And unlike Ebola, it's not leaving anytime soon.

The virus is called chikungunya: You pronounce it a bit like "chicken-goon-ya."

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Shots - Health News
9:35 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Chikun-What? A New Mosquito-Borne Virus Lands In The U.S.

Sick with chikungunya, Karla Sepulveda, 5, waits in a public hospital with her grandmother in Boca Chica, Dominican Republic, on May 15. The Caribbean nation has reported more than 100,000 cases this year.
Ezequiel Abiu Lopez AP

Originally published on Thu July 3, 2014 10:14 am

Pediatrician Jennifer Halverson will never forget her 36th birthday.

The St. Paul native was volunteering at a maternity clinic in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She felt great — she went to her job that day and then out to dinner with friends.

But when she got home and went to sleep that night in May, something didn't feel right.

"Then I woke up at 3 in the morning," she says, "and what struck me the most was that my shoulders were on fire. It was like I was being stabbed in both shoulders."

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Society
2:10 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile in Southern IL

Health officials in southern Illinois are on alert after a strain of the West Nile virus was detected in a mosquito trap sample in Massac County.

Southern Seven Environmental Health Director Brad Rendelman conducted the positive test earlier this month. 

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Environment
4:52 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Ag Officials Say Mosquito Control Safe, But Farmers Still Concerned

Credit wikipedia.org

A means to control mosquito swarms this summer around Land Between the Lakes is a concern for an organic farmer that lives less that 10 miles from where the Department of Agriculture plans to spray.

Hillyard Farms owner Brad Lowe grows organic crops and raises cattle, hens and pigs in Murray. He says although the insecticide won’t have a direct effect on his farm, he is still concerned.

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Government
11:42 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Agriculture Commissioner Plans Area Visit To Discuss Mosquito Problem

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer will meet with local judge executives next Tuesday concerning this year’s increased mosquito levels.

Judge-executives from Calloway, Marshall, Lyon and Trigg counties sent a letter to the commissioner asking for aerial pesticide spraying. The commissioner responded by requesting an in-person meeting. 

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Morning Cram
9:24 am
Mon June 25, 2012

the morning cram [ribeye, bbq, and ham topped triple bacon burger edition]

NPR reports we have evolved to eat meat, but we might be going overboard with some dishes. 

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Weather
8:47 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Mosquitoes Could Come Out in Force This Year

wikipedia.org

Some experts are predicting one of the worst summers in decades for mosquitoes, but one University of Kentucky professor is taking a wait-and-see approach.  

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