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More Nitrogen in Mosquito Diet Reduces Its Ability to Transmit Zika

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Feed mosquitoes more nitrogen when they’re young, and the adults are less likely to transmit the Zika virus, University of Florida scientists say. Now, researchers want to know why, and they’re determined to discover how… Read More

UF/IFAS CALS Student and Faculty Lead Mosquito Ecology and Control Workshop in Honduras, Leading to Future Research Collaborations

… UF/IFAS CALS Mosquito Ecology and Control Workshop in HondurasOne of the activities of the workshop involved biological control. Pictured here are four workshop participants watching a mosquito fish eat mosquito larvae.originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 4032height 3024Workshop participants… Read More

Mosquito Feeding Habits May Alter Dengue Virus Transmission

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Like humans, mosquitoes help shape who their children will grow up to be, and those patterns show how well mosquitoes can later transmit dangerous viruses to humans, a new University of Florida study shows. Researchers… Read More

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