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The mosquito population in southwest Louisiana is so big after Hurricane Laura that swarms of them are killing cows and horses

The mosquito population is exploding in southwest Louisiana in aftermath of Hurricane Laura. Livestock owners have reported numerous cattle, horse, and deer deaths from mosquito attacks, according to a Louisiana State University AgCenter press release. The swarms of mosquitoes have sucked the blood out of the animals until “they can’t […]
The mosquito population in southwest Louisiana is so big after Hurricane Laura that swarms of them are killing cows and horses
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A 14-year-old girl in Michigan was put on a ventilator after contracting EEE. The rare mosquito-borne virus kills a third of people infected, and it’s spreading.

A 14-year-old girl in Michigan is fighting a life-threatening case of eastern equine encephalitis, a mosquito-borne virus that causes a rare, potentially fatal disease. A woman recently died of EEE in Massachusetts. It’s also been found in mosquitoes in Florida, New York, and Delaware. The disease kills more than 3 […]
A 14-year-old girl in Michigan was put on a ventilator after contracting EEE. The rare mosquito-borne virus kills a third of people infected, and it’s spreading.
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Mosquito-borne diseases kill millions of people each year. A team of scientists think genetic manipulation could wipe out the worst of them.

Mosquito-borne diseases kill millions of people each year, according to the World Health Organisation. The nonprofit Target Malaria is trying to eliminate the worst of these illnesses, malaria, through genetic modification. Target Malaria plans on testing its technology in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Uganda. Some scientists have expressed concerns about […]
Mosquito-borne diseases kill millions of people each year. A team of scientists think genetic manipulation could wipe out the worst of them.
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The most effective bug sprays to keep mosquitoes and ticks away

If you’re spending time outside, you should use bug spray to ward off disease-carrying mosquitoes and ticks. Some repellents work better than others – products with DEET and PMD tend to be best for mosquitoes, according to some research. For ticks, even though DEET and other repellents help, you may […]
The most effective bug sprays to keep mosquitoes and ticks away
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How to avoid tick and mosquito bites this summer — a step-by-step guide

Blood-sucking pests like ticks and mosquitoes can carry a host of diseases that can cause permanent harm or even death. Taking steps to keep ticks and mosquitoes away can make your summer safer and more pleasant. By using certain kinds of repellent, wearing the right clothes, taking precautions before you […]
How to avoid tick and mosquito bites this summer — a step-by-step guide
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