Tag Archives: Mosquito Squad of the North Shore

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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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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Zika, Zika, Zika: Still Making the News Almost Daily in the North Shore

While Massachusetts remains on the lower end of the risk scale for a Zika Virus outbreak, compared to much of the country, we want to keep you abreast of the latest news in regards to research and discoveries. Of course, … Continue reading

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Mosquito Control Districts Seek & Try Creative Mosquito Control Strategies for Combatting the Zika Virus

As with the arrival of other new mosquito-borne disease, the threat of Zika Virus has resulted in some creative mosquito control methods being deployed. While these fun and unusual mosquito control methods are not currently being used in the North … Continue reading

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Is There Finally Hope for a NEW Lyme Vaccine for Humans?

While the controversy around the rise and fall of a Lyme disease vaccine for humans is a touchy subject, we can’t help but be excited when new science is published that gives us hope for a new Lyme vaccine. Living … Continue reading

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Lone Star Ticks: The New Tick on The Block

Here in the North Shore of Massachusetts, we are pretty well versed in the dangers brought by deer ticks & wood ticks. Most of us know how to avoid ticks and are pretty comfortable (although still grossed out) with pulling … Continue reading

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