Zika Virus Impossible to Completely Eradicate

Zika Virus Impossible to Completely Eradicate






Zika Virus Impossible to Completely Eradicate The nation’s top health official is warning that homegrown Zika may be impossible to eradicate in the US. Zika and other diseases spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito “are really not controllable with current technologies,” says Dr. Tom Friedan, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). […]






Protect Yourself from Mosquito Born Zika Virus the Natural Way

Protect Yourself from Mosquito Born Zika Virus the Natural Way






Protect Yourself from Mosquito Born Zika Virus the Natural Way Thursday, the US Congress authorized $1.1-B to fight Zika, with the virus threatening the US. Nevertheless, pregnant women still face the choice to cover themselves with chemically-laden bug repellent or risk catching the virus, which can cause microcephaly and other heartbreaking brain defects in newborns. […]






Controversy Continues, Miami Beach Spraying Naled for Zika Mosquitoes

Controversy Continues, Miami Beach Spraying Naled for Zika Mosquitoes






Controversy Continues, Miami Beach Spraying Naled for Zika Mosquitoes The City of Miami Beach is slated to be sprayed again with Naled, a powerful insecticide, despite the continuing controversy over whether its use is warranted in the fight to eliminate Zika. Friday, Tom Frieden, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) […]






Zika Update: Banned Toxin Naled Spaying In Miami Beach

Zika Update: Banned Toxin Naled Spaying In Miami Beach






Zika Update: Banned Toxin Naled Spayings In Miami Beach In Miami-Dade County, Florida, the aerial spraying campaign against Zika-carrying mosquitoes has been referred to as a “blitz” that “could be one for the record books if the CDC records it as a success.”  The area began spraying the insecticide Naled from low-flying planes on 4 […]






WHO Calls for Massive Education Campaign to Stop Spread of Zika Virus

WHO Calls for Massive Education Campaign to Stop Spread of Zika Virus






WHO Calls for Massive Education Campaign to Prevent Stop of Zika Virus The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for a massive public education campaign to Stop mosquito-borne Zika virus from spreading, a WHO spokesman said Friday. Eloi Yao, WHO regional public information officer, said in an interview that there is no vaccine yet to […]






Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical to Develop a Vaccine for Zika Virus

Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical to Develop a Vaccine for Zika Virus






Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical to Develop a Vaccine for Zika Virus $TKPYY Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. won US government funding to develop a vaccine for the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne pathogen that’s spreading rapidly through the Americas. The Osaka, Japan-based company was awarded a contract for as much as $312-M from the US Health and Human Services […]






Zika Virus Bearing Mosquitoes “Trapped” in Miami Beach

Zika Virus Bearing Mosquitoes “Trapped” in Miami Beach






Zika Virus Bearing Mosquitoes “Trapped” in Miami Beach Protect yourself with safe, natural solutions Florida officials Thursday said they have trapped the 1st Mosquitoes that tested positive for the Zika virus in the Miami area, further confirming reports of local US transmission of the illness that can cause severe birth defects. 3 Mosquito samples tested […]






WHO Convening Emergency Committee Meeting on Zika Virus

WHO Convening Emergency Committee Meeting on Zika Virus






WHO Convening Emergency Committee Meeting on Zika Virus The World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday that its Emergency Committee on Zika would meet Thursday to review the outbreak’s evolution and neurological birth defects linked to the mosquito-borne virus. The panel of independent experts led by Dr. David Heymann, which last met on 14 June, convenes […]






Safe Protections from the Zika Virus Bearing Mosquito

Safe Protections from the Zika Virus Bearing Mosquito






Safe Protections from the Zika Virus Bearing Mosquito The number of locally transmitted Zika virus cases has risen to 36 and health officials have confirmed the mosquito-borne virus is spreading outside the Miami neighborhood that has been the outbreak’s epicenter and could extend its reach across the US Gulf Coast. Late last week, the Centers […]






Genetic Engineering Affects Environmental Change, the Stakes are High

Genetic Engineering Affects Environmental Change, the Stakes are High






Genetic Engineering Affects Environmental Change, the Stakes are High $MON There are widespread examples throughout history of pest control experiments gone very wrong. Today, the stakes are really high, as scientists are increasingly turning to GE (genetic engineering) techniques to affect environmental change. Already this year the Zika virus, which is carried by the Aedes […]