March 27, 2023

How to protect yourself from the mosquitoes that spread Zika and other viruses

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By Rebecca Harrington From Business Insider Mosquitoes are the most obnoxious creatures on Earth. Not only do their bites itch like crazy, but they can spread some devastating — and sometimes deadly — diseases. The bugs are now spreading Zika locally in Miami, so some Americans on the US mainland have to start worrying about that […]

Why are emerging viruses here – and why now?

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By Andrew Shaw-Postdoctoral Research Scientist at University of Glasgow and Connor Bamford-Post-doctoral Research Assistant at University of Glasgow From The Conversation The US is on the brink of a new virus epidemic; a virus that wasn’t there ten years ago but which is now worrying officials. Chikungunya, which causes an incapacitating fever, is spread via […]