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Why Vector-Borne Diseases Remain a Key Threat to Human Health

This Culex mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus, transmits West Nile virus and other viruses. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Vector-borne diseases remain a key threat to human health, wildlife, and plants, in part, due to the multitude of factors that influence their transmission," says biologist A. Marm Kilpatrick, assistant professor in the Department of Ecology and...

Battling Dengue at a Field Station in Iquitos, Peru

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UC Davis epidemiologist Amy Morrison knows Iquitos, Peru, like the back of her hand. Travelers know Iquitos as the "capital of the Peruvian Amazon" but scientists know it as a hot spot for dengue, a mosquito-borne viral disease with raging outbreaks in...

Posted on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 3:24 PM

Warm Weather Helps Prolong West Nile Virus Risk

Western encephalitis mosquito. (Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org)

Summer may be over, but continued warm weather means that mosquitoes are still active. So far this year, 361 cases of the mosquito-borne illness West Nile Virus (WNV) have been reported* in 23 California counties from Imperial to Shasta. Sadly, 18 of...

Posted on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 11:38 AM
Tags: DEET (2), illness (1), lemon eucalyptus (2), mosquitoes (23), picardin (2), UC IPM (2), West Nile virus (2)

Best Tips for Mosquito Protection

Mosquito larvae on the surface of water. (Jack Kelly Clark)

Record-breaking heat continues to scald California, leading many of us to water our landscapes and gardens more. While the water is good for plants and helps us cool down, even the smallest amount of standing water mixed with high temperatures create...

Posted on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Tags: bites (2), control (1), management. (1), mosquito (3), mosquitoes (23), repellent (2), UC IPM (2)

Warmer Weather and Rain Bring Mosquitoes

Adult mosquito. [J.K.Clark]

Spring is almost here and temperatures are already increasing. Warm, sunny days paired with stagnant water left over from rainstorms create the perfect mosquito breeding habitat. It's too soon to tell the future regarding the intensity of the West Nile...

Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 4:31 PM
Tags: mosquitoes (23), prevention (1), rain (1), repellents (1), spring (1), water (1), West Nile virus (2)

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