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Massachusetts’ First Human Case of West Nile Virus in 2016 Confirmed

Every year in the North Shore we watch for news of West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis to be found in mosquito pools in the area. As we watched the first WNV positive samples begin to arrive … Continue reading

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The Deer Tick Brings Yet Another Disease Risk to Massachusetts

The Powassan virus (POW) has now made its presence known in the Cape. In fact, 4 of 6 local sites setup for testing by the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension and the Laboratory of Medical Zoology at Umass- Amherst have confirmed … Continue reading

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Some Mosquitoes Are Trickier than Others When it Comes to North Shore Mosquito Control Efforts

  Did you know there are over 3,500 species of mosquitoes worldwide? There are about 51 mosquito species right here in Massachusetts. While there are some generally similar habits among most mosquito species such as needing water for eggs, larva, … Continue reading

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The Newburyport Time For Celebration Has Come Again

  At Mosquito Squad of the North Shore, we are thrilled that it is once again time to celebrate the Yankee Homecoming in Newburyport. The finest team in Newburyport mosquito control, are looking forward to being part of this time-honored … Continue reading

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Zika’s Older Brother, West Nile Virus, is Already Here in Massachusetts

We know that Zika Virus has been captivating news watchers all spring and summer long, but it is time to focus on a current local threat. West Nile Virus has been found in mosquito populations in Massachusetts just in the … Continue reading

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Vital Information About the Zika Virus Comes to Light With Help From Monkeys

With researchers around the globe digging into every aspect of the Zika Virus, new information becomes available almost daily. David O’Connor, a pathology professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has created a model scenario within the Wisconsin National Primate Research … Continue reading

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UMass Medical School Identifies Human Protein Vital for Zika Replication

With so many great schools and institutions in Massachusetts, it is no surprise to learn one is on the front lines of important Zika Virus research. The lab at the UMass Medical School is breaking ground in Zika Virus research. … Continue reading

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