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Mitigación de virus del Nilo deja el Condado de Yuma, reservación Cocopah libre de la enfermedad

Con el saludable monzón de Arizona y una explosión de casos de virus del Nilo Occidental transmitidos por mosquitos, el Condado de Yuma se ha asociado con la tribu indígena Cocopah al sur de Yuma para crear un escudo eficaz contra la enfermedad.... Read more»

West Nile mitigation keeps Yuma County, Cocopah reservation free of virus

With Arizona’s healthy monsoon and an explosion of mosquito-borne West Nile virus cases, Yuma County has partnered with the Cocopah Indian Tribe south of Yuma to create an effective shield against the disease.... Read more»

West Nile virus at record high, leads to 16 deaths in Arizona

Spurred by a wet winter, cases of West Nile virus are at a record high in Arizona, with 156 infections and 16 deaths reported so far this year, state health reports show.... Read more»

Tiny terrors: Mosquitoes in Arizona and how to avoid them

Most mosquitos are merely annoying, but some of the buzzing, blood-sucking little demon insects carry a variety of diseases, including West Nile Virus and Zika. But bites can be avoided with an ounce of prevention. ... Read more»1

Targeting a killer: UA researchers discover potential birth control for mosquitoes

University of Arizona researchers have forged a path toward mosquito birth control, manipulating DNA to fight such mosquito-transmitted diseases as Zika, malaria and West Nile virus.... Read more»

West Nile virus now is a permanent part of Arizona’s ecosystem

The southern half of Arizona appears to be an ongoing source of West Nile in neighboring states as the virus appears to be here to stay, according to a study from Northern Arizona University and the Translational Genomics Research Institute in Phoenix. ... Read more»

Az mosquito surveillance helps track, curb spread of Zika

Phoenix is one of the best regions in the nation when it comes to the surveillance of mosquitos that can carry the Zika virus, one of the hard science approaches that could help check the spread of the disease, an Arizona epidemiologist said Wednesday.... Read more»

West Nile cases in U.S. rising, but Arizona remains steady

While the number of West Nile cases almost doubled around the country, cases in Arizona are on par with previous years. There have been 1,590 cases of West Nile virus reported in the U.S. so far putting the country on track for the worst year ever. (with video)... Read more»