Mosquito Squad of Central MA

Zika Virus

Invasive Mosquito Project Provides Education and More Mosquito Surveillance: A Win-Win

What could be better than combining mosquito awareness education and mosquito surveillance? The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has created a program to gain better insights about where specific mosquito breeds are present, to create a map for tracking…
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A Mosquito Capable of Carrying the Zika Virus is Indeed in Central Massachusetts

We’ve heard through the grapevine that we are NOT at risk for Zika Virus here in Tewksbury, Sudbury and the rest of Central Massachusetts. While the risk is low, there is still a risk. While the Zika Virus is not…
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The Uncertainty of the “Zika Mosquito”

While the current Zika Virus epidemics in the world are primarily being advanced by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, scientists are researching to figure out which other mosquito species are capable of carrying and transmitting the virus. They have confirmed the…
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Could Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Stop the Spread of the Zika Virus?

Last year we shared a story with you about a British company (Oxitec) developing genetically engineered mosquitoes to fight against the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses. At the time, the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) were testing these mosquitoes…
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