Compton Creek Mosquito Abatement District

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Invasive Aedes Mosquito Discovered in Long Beach for First Time 2017

Invasive Aedes Mosquito Discovered in Long Beach for First Time 2017 Two invasive Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes were discovered for the first time in Long Beach last week. The Compton Creek Mosquito Abatement District (District) joined a dozen members of the Long Beach Health Department (LBHD) in going door to door for property inspections in North Long Beach. To further address this threat, the LBHD is collaborating with the District on mosquito surveillance, public education awareness, and spraying and treatment. While this marks...

Spring Break Travelers Reminded to Protect Themselves against Zika

Spring Break Travelers Reminded to Protect Themselves against Zika CDC Considers Travel to Mexico, Latin America a Potential Risk for Infection SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) advises spring break travelers vacationing in warmer climates to protect themselves from mosquito bites and avoid unprotected sex in areas with known transmission of the Zika virus. “Spring break is the perfect time to have fun in the sun, but it is important that people take precautions to prevent Zika,” said CDPH Director...

Florida County Supports Controversial Genetically Modified Anti-Zika Mosquitoes

Zika continues to be an issue in South Florida, and Florida Keys voters supported a controversial strategy to use genetically modified mosquitoes to beat back the virus. Strong residential opposition led to the item being added to the county’s Election Day ballot to gauge overall opinion, but the election-time results proved otherwise. A non-binding opinion poll about whether genetically modified mosquitoes should be released to kill off the mosquitoes that spread the Zika virus earned just over 57 percent of the...

Voters in This Florida County Just Approved GM Mosquitoes to Fight Zika

The first cases of locally transmitted Zika in the continental United States showed up in a Miami suburb nearly four months ago. On Tuesday, the voters of Monroe County, more than 100 miles south, voted 58 percent to 42 percent in favor of releasing genetically modified mosquitoes that could reduce populations of Aedes aegypti, the culprit bloodsucker. One small catch, though: The community of Key Haven, where the mosquitoes would be released, opposed the resolution by a 65-35 margin. The nonbinding...

Human Trials Begin for Army-Developed Zika Vaccine

By Cheryl PellerinDoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2016 — A clinical trial began here yesterday at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, where 75 participating healthy adults were vaccinated with a Zika virus vaccine that the institute’s scientists developed earlier this year, Walter Reed officials announced today. Laboratory-confirmed Zika virus disease cases reported to ArboNET by state or territory as of Nov. 2, 2016. ArboNET is a national surveillance system for arthropod-borne virus diseases in the United States,...

An inside look at the labs where doctors intentionally infect people with malaria

One bite from an infected mosquito gives you a pretty good chance of catching malaria. But raise the number of infected mosquitoes and — without some sort of prophylactic or experimental vaccine — infection is basically certain. "Five bites will infect 100% of you," says Dr. Sean Murphy, an assistant professor of laboratory medicine at the University of Washington and an investigator at the Malaria Clinical Trials Center (MCTC) at Seattle Biomedical Research Institute. Five infected mosquitoes are enough to deliver a...

Miami Beach Asks FDA for Emergency Permission to Release Anti-Zika GMO Mosquitoes

Aerial pesticide spraying has not eradicated the Zika virus in Miami Beach so far, adding fuel to critics who have warned all along that buildings are too tall and ocean breezes too strong for that method to work there. So the city is resorting to less conventional methods: Officials have now asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to give emergency permission for Miami Beach to release genetically modified mosquitoes to kill off the Zika-carrying bugs. City Manager Jimmy Morales writes in a...

Utah man may have contracted Zika through father’s tears in unique case

SALT LAKE CITY –  A Utah man who mysteriously contracted Zika from his infected father may have got it by touching his dad's tears or sweat with his bare hands, according to new research unveiled Wednesday that found the unusual transmission method was likely caused by his dying father having 100,000 times the normal level of the virus. The research done by University of Utah doctors and reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, doesn't give definite answers to why...