WEST NILE VIRUS INFECTED MOSQUITOS DETECTED IN THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

On April 19, 2016, Los Angeles County health officials announced that they have discovered mosquito’s carrying the West Nile virus in the city of Sun Valley located in the San Fernando Valley. The virus has no known cure at the moment and can be transmitted to humans and animals by a stinging bite of a … More WEST NILE VIRUS INFECTED MOSQUITOS DETECTED IN THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

Bacteria may reveal about your home.

What bacteria may reveal about your home Whether it’s a jungle hut or a high-rise apartment, your home is covered in bacteria, and new research from the Amazon suggests city dwellers might want to open a window. Scientists traveled from remote villages in Peru to a large Brazilian city to begin tracking the effects of urbanization on the … More Bacteria may reveal about your home.

Air conditioning, window screens and mosquito-control programs should help keep Zika virus outbreak from Louisiana

Louisiana has a good supply of the two known mosquitoes that transmit the Zika virus that’s causing concern in South and Central America, but it remains unlikely Louisiana will experience a large outbreak. Dr. Raoult Ratard, state epidemiologist, said Louisiana could see some cases from people who have traveled to countries with outbreaks, but there … More Air conditioning, window screens and mosquito-control programs should help keep Zika virus outbreak from Louisiana