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Do Your Part to Stop the Spread of Mosquito Borne Diseases

The invasive mosquitoes Aedes aegypti (left) and Aedes albopictus (right) occur in the Americas, including Florida, and have been implicated in the transmission of Zika virus. Credit: J. Newman, UF/IFAS/FMEL Sheila Dunning, Okaloosa Commercial Horticulture Agent With all the news about the Zika virus spread in Florida, now is the time to start thinking about …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/07/do-your-part-to-stop-the-spread-of-mosquito-borne-diseases/

Chikungunya Arbovirus – A New Mosquito Borne Illness in Florida

The Asian Tiger Mosquito, Aedes albopictus, one of the two Chikungunya vectors in Florida. Photo by Sean McCann, UF/IFAS Florida Mosquito Database Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted to humans by mosquitoes.   It is also called “contorted fever” or “that which bends up.” The virus is cycled between mosquitoes and humans, and there is no …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/07/19/chikungunya-arbovirus-a-new-mosquito-borne-illness-in-florida/