To Help Reduce Mosquito Population, Scientists Are Unleashing 20 Million Of ThemWhile it may sound counter-intuitive, the scientists' plan will hopefully reduce the number of disease-carrying mosquitos, according to NPR's report.
Florida Has Only Half of Mosquito Traps Due to BacklogFlorida has less than half of the special traps that will be part of the frontline for detecting the Zika virus in mosquitoes because of a backlog at the manufacturer, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said Thursday.
Shaheen Asks For Aggressive Response To Zika VirusU.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has written to key federal agencies calling for an aggressive and coordinated response to protect Americans from the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects and neurological problems in South America.
3rd Case Of West Nile Confirmed In Central Florida Health officials have issued an alert after a third person was diagnosed with West Nile virus in Volusia County.
West Nile Virus Found In Florida Chickens Three chickens in central Florida have tested positive for the potentially fatal West Nile virus.
Rare Case Of Mosquito Borne Illness Reported In HillsboroughState health officials are warning people to be vigilant about mosquito bites after discovering an extremely rare human case of Eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, a mosquito-borne illness that causes inflammation of the brain.
Petition Hopes To Block Genetically-Modified Mosquitoes In Fla. Keys A petition has begun to make the rounds urging British insect control company Oxitec to refrain from releasing genetically-altered mosquitoes into the Florida Keys.