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Block the Buzzing, Bites, and Bumps: Preventing Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

Summer can be a bummer if outdoor fun is interrupted by the irritating buzz of mosquitoes. Their bites not only create itchy red bumps on your skin; they also carry the risk of disease. NIH-funded scientists are working to find better ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent mosquito-borne illnesses. And we can all take simple [...]

Reducing the Mosquito Population to Prevent Zika Spread in Georgia

Spring has arrived in Georgia. The trees are in bloom, tulips and daffodils are poking up from the ground, and the days are growing longer and warmer. Another sure sign of spring – mosquitoes. They’ve spent the winter in egg stage and depending on temperature and rainfall will soon emerge going from egg to adult [...]

Zika Virus: What You Should Know

What is Zika virus? Zika virus (pronunciation: zee-kah) is a viral disease that is transmitted to people by mosquitoes. Prior to 2015, outbreaks have occurred in Africa, Southeast Asia, and islands in the Pacific Ocean. In May 2015, Zika virus transmission was confirmed in Brazil and outbreaks are currently occurring in many countries. Zika virus [...]