Entomological Society of America

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Argentinian researchers develop trap for mosquito that transmits Zika

Argentinian researchers from the Centro de Investigaciones de Plagas e Insecticidas have developed a new trap that can be used to effectively monitor and control the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is the primary transmitter ...

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A tick that feeds on birds may increase the range of Lyme disease

If you have lived in the northeastern United States any time in the last 25 years or so, you have almost certainly heard of Lyme disease. You may have scrutinized odd-looking insect bites, wondering if they are developing ...

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Aedes japonicus mosquitoes found in western Canada

Canadian entomologists have reported the first appearance of Aedes japonicus—an invasive, disease-carrying mosquito—in western Canada. Members of the species were found in a suburb of Vancouver, British Columbia.

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New device provides chikungunya test results in an hour

Scientists at a U.S. Army research center have modified an assay that tests whether or not a sample of mosquitoes harbors the virus responsible for the disease known as chikungunya (CHIKV), long a problem in the Old World ...

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Ticks that vector Lyme disease move west into North Dakota

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, there are more than 300,000 cases of Lyme disease in the U.S. each year. Last year, most Lyme disease cases reported to the CDC were concentrated heavily in the Northeast ...

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