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Stay outside all Summer long with expert tips to avoid mosquitoes and ticks.

West Nile Virus and Mosquito Transmission in Canada: An Update

2 Min

Primarily transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito, West Nile Virus is an arthropod-borne virus that typically shows few or no symptoms in humans, but in rare cases, can be fatal.

Anyone that spends time outdoors is at risk of West Nile, however the risk varies from year to year depending on the amount of rain, how hot it gets, and the current population of mosquitoes. Mosquito populations reach their peak in the summer months, so right now is the time to be protecting yourself against mosquitoes.

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Topics: Mosquito-borne Infections

The Zika Virus and Canada: An Update

4 Min

With the virus looming closer and closer to North America, it's becoming increasingly more important to remain educated on Zika, to understand the risks and to avoid mosquito bites. As mosquito control experts based in Canada, we're dedicated to providing information and resources in an effort to combat mosquito-borne illnesses, including Zika.

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Topics: Mosquito-borne Infections

6 Diseases Spread by Mosquitoes

4 Min

If someone asked you what the most dangerous animal in the world is, what would your guess be? Sharks? Crocodiles? Some other creature with big, scary, core-crushing teeth?

Well, believe it or not, but the deadliest animal in the world is also one of the smallest.

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Topics: Mosquito-borne Infections

The West Nile Virus: Risk, Symptoms and Treatment

3 Min

West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne infection. Infected mosquitoes can spread the virus to humans and other animals. West Nile virus is usually spread by the bite of a mosquito that has fed on an infected bird. Most people who get West Nile virus experience no symptoms or only mild flu-like symptoms, but it can cause serious illness and there are few medical options to treat or prevent it.

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Topics: Mosquito-borne Infections

The rapid spread of mosquitoes poses a problem beyond the Zika virus

1 Min

LONDON (Reuters) - As the world focuses on Zika's rapid advance in the Americas, experts warn the virus that originated in Africa is just one of a growing number of continent-jumping diseases carried by mosquitoes threatening swathes of humanity.

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Topics: Mosquito-borne Infections
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