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Tag: West Nile virus

UF/IFAS study finds mosquitoes bite manatees, making them vulnerable to mosquito-borne diseases

image - research - manatee surfacing at risk for mosquito-borne illness

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla – Mosquito-borne viruses like West Nile and Eastern equine encephalitis pose a threat not only to humans, but also other animals. These viruses have caused disease and fatalities in birds, horses and wildlife. Captive… Read More

UF/IFAS scientist in search of effective control of mosquito that spreads West Nile virus in south Florida

VERO BEACH, Fla. – A University of Florida scientist is collaborating with Miami-Dade Mosquito Control to evaluate and determine the most effective insecticides to control the mosquito that spreads the West Nile virus that is impacting three south… Read More

UF/IFAS Entomologist Urges Precautions Against Mosquito-Borne Viruses

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida entomologist urges Floridians to protect themselves against biting mosquitoes because of unusually high levels of mosquito-borne virus transmission to sentinel chickens, horses and humans so far this summer. “Floridians need to… Read More