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Chrysanthemums: A natural deterrent for the yellow fever mosquito


In this study, which was published in The Brazilian Journal of Pharmacognosy, they revealed that chrysanthemums (Dendranthema grandiflorum) are effective against the yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti). - The yellow fever mosquito is a carrier of various disease-causing viruses such as the ones responsible for dengue, a temporarily disabling and potentially fatal disease. - One of the ways through which transmission of this disease can be prevented is by practicing pest control....

Biotech company prepares to release GM mosquitoes in Florida neighborhood


To remedy the situation, British biotech firm Oxitec has patented a method of mutating Aedes aegypti with coral, cabbage, and elements of the E. coli bacteria and herpes simplex virus genes.(1) Translation: They've created a genetically-modified mosquito. ... Both diseases can be spread by Aedes aegypti.(1) Interestingly, both diseases are rare in the United States. "...

Google's sister company releasing 20 million mosquitoes infected with fertility-destroying bacteria... DEPOPULATION experiment?


During the experiment, Verily Life Sciences will monitor the population density and egg hatching among the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. ... In Texas, for instance, Microsoft is experimenting with a “smart trap” that can isolate and capture Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. "...

Black cutch, an Asian medicinal plant, contains compounds that are effective against the dengue virus


It is transmitted through the bite of a female mosquito (Aedes aegypti or A. albopictus) carrying the dengue virus (DENV). "...

Warning: Deadly Zika now sexually transmitted; Florida declares public health emergency


They were found in people who had recently traveled in tropical regions, and were most likely infected by the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito. ... However, the Aedes aegypti mosquito does live in the south-eastern U.S. , and might cause small outbreaks as the weather warms. "...

Pomelos found to be a great natural insecticide


Pomelos found to be a great natural insecticide Friday, November 02, 2018 by: Ralph Flores aedes aegypti , Citrus grandis , dengue , functional food , goodfood , goodhealth , goodmedicine , goodscience , insecticides , natural ingredients , pomelo , vector diseases Bypass censorship by sharing this link: https://www.distributednews.com/280130.html Copy URL - (Natural News ) In the U.S., winter is the start of a lot of things: snow, the holiday season, and – for those who like it ...

Here's the science on why you're a mosquito magnet (plus some natural ways to keep them at bay)


Here’s the science on why you’re a mosquito magnet (plus some natural ways to keep them at bay) Monday, August 26, 2019 by: Melissa Smith aedes aegypti , dengue , goodscience , infectious diseases , insect repellents , IR8a , Malaria , mosquito bites , mosquito repellents , mosquitoes , odor , remedies , research , smell Bypass censorship by sharing this link: https://www.distributednews.com/372130.html Copy URL - (Natural News ) Female mosquitoes rely on sensory information to ...

Florida set to release 750 million genetically modified mosquitoes over faked "Zika" epidemic


The mosquitoes, called OX5034, are set to be released in batches to control the local populations of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that transmit diseases like dengue and (faked) Zika. ... But despite the fact that the A. aegypti species, the main carrier of the disease, constitutes just one percent of its mosquito population, the state’s annual cost of fighting dengue amounts to more than $1 million. "...

Florida to deploy thousands of GMO mosquitoes to combat Zika; scientists say environmental impacts unknown


The project, which is being led by Oxitec, a biotechnology firm focusing on insect control, calls for releasing thousands of GM male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. ... Those particular Aedes aegypti mosquitoes were engineered to pass on a gene that caused the vast majority of offspring to die before they matured. "...

Chrysanthemums hold potential for use as a natural pesticide


Chrysanthemums hold potential for use as a natural pesticide Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by: Ellaine Castillo aedes aegypti , chemical alternatives , chrysanthemums , dengue , goodhealth , insecticidal activity , larvicidal activity , natural pest control , natural pesticides , yellow fever mosquito , yellow fever mosquito larvae , yellow sheena Bypass censorship by sharing this link: https://www.distributednews.com/313116.html Copy URL - (Natural News ) Most flower arrangements ...

Mosquitoes balance taste with risk: Study finds they can remember your smell, and if you tried to swat them


Mosquitoes balance taste with risk: Study finds they can remember your smell, and if you tried to swat them Saturday, October 27, 2018 by: Ralph Flores aedes aegypti , aversive conditioning , discoveries , disease vector , dopamine , insects , mosquito , mosquitoes , olfactory learning , research , science Bypass censorship by sharing this link: https://www.distributednews.com/206884.html Copy URL - (Natural News ) There are a few insects, or animals for that matter, that can top ...

Genetically modified mosquitoes are being released in Florida Keys despite protests


In a week, some 12,000 genetically modified (GM) male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes will emerge out of each box, making the first batch of GM mosquitoes released in the United States . ... In a statement, Oxitec said A. aegypti mosquitoes make up only four percent of the mosquito population in the Keys. "...

Zika vaccine pharma companies now pushing to have PREGNANT women injected with the experimental vaccine


Spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is typically found close to standing water, the Zika virus causes mild flu-like symptoms including headaches, nausea, conjunctivitis, exhaustion, aches, and pains. "...

EPA approves release of GMO mosquitoes in the Florida Keys despite safety concerns


EPA approves release of GMO mosquitoes in the Florida Keys despite safety concerns Tuesday, April 27, 2021 by: Virgilio Marin aedes aegypti , Antibiotics , badhealth , badmedicine , badscience , biotechnology , corporations , dengue fever , Ecology , environment , Environmental Protection Agency , EPA , Florida Keys , genetic modification , genetically modified organism , genetics , GMO , GMO mosquitoes , mosquitoes , Oxitec , science and technology , technology , tetracycline ...

Malaysia unleashes 6,000 genetically-modified mosquitoes into wild


Scientists programmed the 6,000 genetically-modified (GM) Aedes aegypti male mosquitoes in such a way that when they breed with females, the offspring will die early and thus reduce their overall population. Only Aedes aegypti female mosquitoes are able to spread dengue fever, according to reports, so officials saw no problem with allowing the modified males to be released in an attempt to help reduce the mosquitoes' overall population. "...

UK company Oxitec plans to release GM mosquitoes in Panama without required risk assessment


Because most of the offspring die before adulthood, this is intended to reduce the wild population of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes , which carry the tropical disease dengue fever. ... "Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are part of a complex system which includes other mosquito species, the viruses they carry, and the humans that they bite," Wallace said. "...

Biotech company to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in California


Oxitec, a British biotechnology company specializing in the development of genetically engineered insects, recently said it has created one of its first genetically modified organisms by changing the DNA of the invasive Aedes aegypti mosquito . ... Nathan Rose, Oxitec’s head of regulatory affairs, said testing of its genetically modified insects against Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in a Brazilian neighborhood resulted in a 95 percent reduction of the mosquito population ...

After the rain – mosquitoes: Epidemics of mosquito-borne illness occur about three weeks after a major rain event


After the rain – mosquitoes: Epidemics of mosquito-borne illness occur about three weeks after a major rain event Friday, March 08, 2019 by: David Williams aedes aegypti , badhealth , chikungunya , epidemic , infections , mosquito , outbreak , pandemic , Zika virus Bypass censorship by sharing this link: https://www.distributednews.com/189267.html Copy URL - (Natural News ) Ever since it was first discovered and documented many decades ago, the Zika virus has been the subject of ...

WARNING: Experts say GM mosquitoes could transmit modified DNA to humans


The lab-bred GM Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, according to Oxitec – the biotech company that breeds them – are genetically programed to mate with wild females and transfer a gene that is fatal to any offspring. But critics of the technique say too little is known about the potential for long-term environmental damage, as well as how humans will react to the injection of the gene if they are bitten by a GM Aedes aegypti mosquito. "...

GM mosquito release in Brazil causes dengue emergency, despite being touted as preventive tool


They are all males of the species Aedes aegypti, the only variety of mosquito that transmits the disease dengue fever. ... Convinced by Oxitec's claims that field trials had shown an 81 to 100 percent reduction in Aedes aegypti numbers, the Brazilian regulatory agency Comissao Tecnica Nacional de Biosseguranca (CTNBio) recently approved weekly releases of the GM mosquitoes in the city of Jacobina, where the trials took place. "...