dengue


A vacuum tube holds a blood-fed strain of Aedes aegypti mosquito in place under a microscope.
Between 2004 and 2016, the number of people who acquired diseases from mosquitoes, ticks and flea bites tripled in the United States. These include Lyme disease, West Nile and dengue fever. Nine new diseases spread by mosquitoes and ticks, including Zika virus, were discovered or appeared here during that time. These statistics were […]

Combating ticks and mosquitoes in the Midwest


A mosquito feeds on the hand of Susan Paskewitz, a University of Wisconsin-Madison entomology professor.
On Tuesday, 23 June 2015, Public Health Madison Dane County (PHMDC) reported a bird in Dane County had tested positive for West Nile virus. The virus, which can sicken people, is often transmitted by mosquitoes to birds, humans, horses and other animals, including domestic and wild dogs, chickens, llamas and even alligators. Susan […]

All you ever wanted to know about West Nile virus