Tag: zika

UF/IFAS entomologist gets $200,000 to help develop rapid Zika detection

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences entomologist will use a $200,000 grant from the Florida Department of Health to improve tests for the detection of Zika… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers share safest ways to spray for Zika mosquitoes, protect bees

Please see caption below the story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida beekeepers are concerned after 2.5 million bees that were killed during an aerial spraying with Naled/Dibrom for Zika-carrying mosquitoes in Dorchester County, S.C. Now, Floridians are looking for… Read More

As zika spreads, UF/IFAS faculty on front lines battling the virus

Photo of an Aedes aegypti mosquito. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty are on the front lines in the battle against the zika virus, as entomologists study the ability of at… Read More

Veteran biologist named director of UF/IFAS entomology lab

Jorge Rey GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Just as the Zika virus is causing concern worldwide, a University of Florida insect specialist with 36 years of experience at the Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory has been named the lab’s new director…. Read More

UF/IFAS Extension gives tips to try to avoid Zika virus

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With public concern about Zika, UF/IFAS Extension is giving tips on how to avoid contracting the virus. Although the Zika virus is circulating in Central and South America and the Caribbean, currently, there… Read More

UF/IFAS study: Pesticide-induced mosquito death outweighs fitness advantage of survivors

Please see caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A common toxin used to kill yellow fever mosquito larvae – the most prevalent transmitter of dengue, chikungunya and zika viruses – is highly effective. While there are some fitness advantages… Read More