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Tag: Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory

New Working Group Established by UF/IFAS Researchers

Working Group to Tackle Invasive Mosquitoes in the South Invasive mosquito species are finding their way into the United States with greater frequency then ever before. The southern United States are more susceptible to invasions due to their… Read More

Can antiviral agents help immune systems fight mosquito-borne dengue?

The dengue virus (DENV) is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, a species that remains a source of frustration for mosquito control agencies, medical entomologists, and ecologists. As a virus that poses a public health risk impacting as… Read More

Insecticide targeting juvenile mosquitoes can enhance Zika transmissions

Insecticide resistance among the Aedes aegypti mosquito remains a source of frustration for public health and mosquito control agencies, medical entomologists and ecologists. Known as the yellow fever mosquito, this species poses a public health risk because it… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers explain science behind genetically modified mosquitoes

For the first time in United States history, the experimental use of genetically modified mosquitoes is taking place in the Florida Keys through Spring 2022. The pilot projects involve the permitted release of adult Aedes aegypti, also known as…. Read More

Majority of Florida mosquito species are understudied, UF/IFAS survey illustrates

There are 66 Florida mosquito control districts that suppress mosquito species populations by using integrated mosquito control methods. A survey of the Sunshine State’s mosquito control districts has shed light on a variety of species that are understudied…. Read More

Container mosquitoes on your property? UF/IFAS scientists help you identify

Simple yard accessories hold standing water can serve as habitats for the immature stages of mosquitoes. Known as container mosquitoes because of the small aquatic habitats they dwell in until adulthood, they include several invasive species that may… Read More

UF/IFAS Study: Does paternal health status in mosquitoes influence maternal offspring results?

VERO BEACH, Fla. – Scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are one step closer to learning the factors that ultimately lead to characteristic differences in mosquito offspring – a key takeaway in… Read More

Zika-infected mosquitoes harboring insecticide-resistance, UF/IFAS study shows

Mosquitoes that can spread the Zika virus are showing resistance to insecticides, according to the latest study published by UF/IFAS scientists at the Florida Medical Entomology Lab. To date, only two other studies have explored the impact of insecticide resistance… Read More

UF scientists predict potential spread of disease vector mosquito new to Florida

UF/IFAS scientists predict where in Florida environmental conditions may be suitable for Aedes scapularis to spread, now that it has invaded the Florida Peninsula. Aedes scapularis can transmit yellow fever virus, Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus, dog heartworm and… Read More