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Asian tiger mosquito: Disease-carrying insect detected in Cairns, far north Qld
An aggressive, disease-carrying species of mosquito that is regarded as a public health threat has been detected at the Port of Cairns in far north Queensland. The Asian tiger mosquito, or Aedes albopictus, has a voracious appetite for blood, can …
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Insect group pushes national tickborne disease reduction policy
A statement yesterday from the Entomological Society of America (ESA) called for a national strategy to invest in approaches that address the spread of ticks and the rising prevalence of tickborne diseases in humans. Tickborne diseases are responsible …
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Caution urged to avoid seasonal, insect-borne diseases
Officials advise locals to avoid fleas, ticks or mosquitoes after two “probable cases” of Rocky Mountain spotted fever and one case of Lyme disease were diagnosed this spring and summer, an Onslow County Health Department nurse manager told The Daily …
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Around Area Farms: Diseases affect insects
For example, a few years ago the Indiana Department of Natural Resources had been trying to slow the spread of gypsy moth, an insect known to defoliate millions of acres of trees. DNR was using a series of targeted sprays containing bacillus …
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