Zika & it's relationship to weather

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Zika & it's relationship to weather

Postby unome » Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:12 am

kind of makes you hope that winter sticks around a little longer...

https://weather.com/science/news/warm-t ... -spreading

a primer on effective mosquito control: http://www.mosquitoworld.net/
(save your $ if you're thinking of buying a bug zapper)

UTMB Galveston is at the forefront of research on this mosquito-borne virus (& others).

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shot ... -zika-tick
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Re: Zika & it's relationship to weather

Postby Ptarmigan » Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:10 pm

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Re: Zika & it's relationship to weather

Postby jasons » Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:19 pm

I have read that the mosquitoes that breed Zika virus typically live indoors and their prevalence is much more common in places without window screens and air conditioning (thus the significantly reduced threat in the US)

Apparently it's not spread by our common garden-variety summertime mosquitoes that tend to come out at dawn and dusk. So spraying doesn't really work either.

The Dengue fever mini-outbreak in the Florida Keys is a good example of how to contain mosquitoes that carry these tropical viruses.
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