Tag: mosquitos

The looks of a Mosquito

A mosquito, a type of bloodsucking fly. Depicted as a brown or black mosquito on its six, long legs, with wings, long abdomen, and needle-like mouth. Variously shown from above or facing... more
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How do mosquito repellents work?

A mosquito repellent doesn't actually kill mosquitoes. Repellents work by making people less attractive to mosquitoes, so they're less likely to bite you. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says mosquito repellents that contain DEET or picaridin are safe for adults and children over... more
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Five Deaths Related to Chikungunya

Reports from Puerto Rico have are saying that more than 18,000 suspected cases of chikungunya and five deaths linked to the virus.  The US Commonwealth's Department of Health said, these figures were from the week ending October 28th. Of those cases, 3,385 have been reconfirmed at laboratories of... more
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