Tag: Mosquito

Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV)

Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV) is a member of the genus Alphavirus, family Togaviridae. Other medically important alphaviruses found in the Americas include Western equine encephalitis virus (WEEV) and Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV). EEEV has a single-stranded, positive-sense... more
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Fact sheet about Mosquito EEE virus

What is Eastern Equine Encephalitis? Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is a rare but serious disease caused by a virus. How is the EEE virus spread? The virus that causes EEE is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. In Massachusetts, the virus is most often identified in mosquitoes... more
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Little-Known Facts about Mosquitoes

(There are approximately 3,500 species of mosquitoes, so behavior can vary) Only female mosquitoes bite when they want to reproduce, otherwise they prefer flower nectar. The males also survive on flower nectar and don't take blood meals. Humans typically aren't a mosquito's first choice for... more
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Get Rid of the Bug Zapper | Bug Tip Tuesday

While this might seem counter intuitive at first glance, you need to stop using a bug zapper if you want to ditch those mosquitoes for good. Granted, the corpses of insect bodies stuck to the cage and littering the ground beneath it make it seem like the thing is doing a good job, but the truth is... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday – Keep Mosquitoes Away

Everyone loves to hang out by the fire pit but after a while the mosquitoes can really get to be too much. Try adding some sage to your fire pit. The scent of the safe will help in keeping the mosquitoes and bugs... more
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Concern Over Zika Virus

As concern over Zika virus, an emerging mosquito-borne disease, continues to grow, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is urging the public to take precautions now to help curb problems during the warmer months when biting mosquito populations tend to increase. “We recognize that... more
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What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus

Cases of this emerging infectious disease are soaring in the Americas and "spreading explosively," according to World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan, MD. Many U.S. states are reporting cases of travelers bringing the infection back with them, and health officials in Texas have... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday – Mosquitoes

With any April showers we may get, be sure to dump or remove any standing water on your property. Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes and they will soon become a... more
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Second NH Death Due to EEE

Recently, The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has confirmed that a Manchester, New Hampshire adult has died from Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in mid-September. EEE is contracted after someone is bitten by an infected mosquito. This is the third person to contract... more
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First Human Case of West Nile in Massachusetts

The state Department of Public Health announced last week that a man in his 70’s from Plymouth County was diagnosed with the first case of human West Nile. The man, was still in the hospital, but is recovering, according to DPH. Investigators are still trying to figure out where the man was... more
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