Eastern Equine Encephalitis Confirmed In 3 Pa. CountiesThe Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture and Health are advising residents to take extra precautionary measures to avoid mosquito bites.
Florida Residents, Tourists Warned About Mosquito-Borne Virus That Causes Brain SwellingThere is a new warning in Florida about the Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV), a mosquito-borne virus that causes brain swelling in humans.
Researchers: Potential 'Mosquito Birth Control' Could Curb Killer DiseasesScientists say they've taken a major step toward developing a "mosquito birth control" drug to curb the spread of diseases that kill hundreds of thousands of people every year.
Pennsylvania West Nile Cases Among Top In CountryLouisiana and Mississippi are leading the nation in the number of people who have become seriously ill from West Nile virus this year.
Rising Temperatures Means Return Of Zika Virus ConcernsIt's the unofficial start of summer and warm temperatures this past winter have health officials concerned about the Zika virus.
City Spraying Pesticide In West End After Mosquitoes Test Positive For West NileWith the news that samples of mosquitoes from Pittsburgh’s West End tested positive for West Nile Virus, local health officials have taken action.
Rainy Weather Breeding More Mosquitoes, Leads To West Nile ConcernsWhen it rains and water ponds, mosquitos breed faster than ever.
Mosquito Population Expected To Boom Due To Rainy SummerThe Allegheny County Health Department says they're actively testing mosquitos for West Nile Virus and Chikungunya Virus.
Bug Expert Dispels Myths About Ticks & MosquitoesYou hear about the dangers of ticks often in the spring and summer but what you think is that blood sucking creature on you might be something completely different. Entomologist Bill Todaro joined The KDKA Morning News with Larry Richert and John Shumway to discuss the difference between ticks and “billbugs” as well as dispel some other common insect misconceptions.
New Study Questions Long-Lasting Effects Of Mosquito RepellentA new study suggests that DEET, a mosquito repellent, may not be effective in the long run, but local experts argue otherwise.
Health Officials: Asian Tiger Mosquito Found In LawrencevilleThe Allegheny County Health Department is issuing a warning about the return of the Asian Tiger mosquito.
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