Archive for April, 2008

DEET Works by Masking Body Odors from Bugs

April 23, 2008

DEET has long been used in protecting people from disease-transmitting insects such as mosquitoes. It was invented by the US Army to protect its soldiers from the said insects in the field. It was later on approved for use to civilians by virtue of its excellent protective qualities against mosquito bites. Despite its effectiveness in protecting humans from mosquitoes over the years, scientists never really were able to understand how DEET precisely works. It is only recently that researchers at…

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Severe West Nile Infection Could Lead To Lifetime Of Symptoms

April 17, 2008

According to a research presented at the 2008 International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases held in Atlanta, Georgia, people who have suffered a severe infection of the West Nile virus may still experience symptoms of the disease even years after the infection and may likely continue experiencing them for the rest of their lives. The research was undertaken by a team of medical professionals from University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. The said study, which was supported…

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Methods of Mosquito Control

April 9, 2008

One way of preventing the spread of diseases such as the West Nile Fever, malaria, etc. is through effective mosquito control methods. There are many different ways that this can be done in the community as well as in the home. Collective action seems to be the best way that communities as well as the different states will be able to do in order to control the seasonal spread of mosquito-borne diseases. Targeting its sourceOne of the most effective methods of controlling mosquito populations is …

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Mosquitoes Control for Your Home

April 2, 2008

Mosquitoes have continued to be a threat to humans because they are active carriers of organisms that cause certain diseases such as the West Nile Fever, malaria, dengue etc. A bite from an infected mosquito can easily pass a virus or other organisms that can cause disease. Fighting and keeping the mosquito threat under control has been a continuous battle to try to keep the home safe. One of the best ways of keeping the mosquito threat under control is by not making the surroundings in the home…

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