Friday, December 21, 2018 by: Ellaine Castillo Tags: aedes aegypti, chrysanthemums, dengue, insecticidal activity, larvicidal activity, natural pest control, natural pesticides, yellow fever mosquito, yellow fever mosquito larvae, yellow sheena (Natural News) Researchers from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Vila Velha University, and The Federal University of Espírito Santo found a potential alternative to synthetic pesticides. In this study, which was published in The Brazilian Journal of Pharmacognosy, they revealed that chrysanthemums (Dendranthema grandiflorum) are effective against the yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti). The yellow fever mosquito is a carrier of various disease-causing viruses such as the ones responsible for dengue, a temporarily disabling and potentially fatal disease. One of the ways through which transmission of this disease can be prevented is by practicing pest control. Unfortunately, some … [Read more...] about Chrysanthemums: A natural deterrent for the yellow fever mosquito
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Tuesday, August 21, 2018 by: Edsel Cook Tags: alternative medicine, antiviral, Chikungunya fever, Chikungunya virus, Coumarin, dengue, goodhealth, goodmedicine, goodscience, herbal medicine, Herbs, mammee, medicinal plants, Natural Treatments, plant cures, plant medicine, prevention, remedies, white milkwood (Natural News) A joint research effort by scientists from different Colombian universities investigated two common South American plants for potential antiviral properties. They found that the extract from the seeds of the mammee and the white milkwood could serve as a natural means of treating dengue fever and chikungunya fever. The two diseases are caused by different arboviruses, which are viruses that are spread by carriers such as mosquitoes. The most common carrier of the dengue and chikungunya viruses is the yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti), one of the most widespread mosquito species in the world. Epidemics of dengue fever have appeared in more than … [Read more...] about Researchers look at 2 traditional South American plants to naturally treat dengue
(In August 6 story corrects headline to say swine fever not swine flu) BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s Liaoning province will increase inspections at pig farms and markets and strengthen the monitoring of hog transportation, after the nation’s first African swine fever case was reported there, local media Liaoning Daily reported on Monday. The African swine fever outbreak poses a major threat to the hog farming industry in the province and the whole country, and must be eradicated thoroughly, an official from Liaoning Provincial Bureau of Animal Health and Production said, according to Liaoning Daily. The provincial government has asked local authorities to launch emergency inspections at all pig farms, hog markets, slaughterhouses and harmless treatment sites in the province, and report any cases of pig deaths due to unknown reasons, slaughtered pigs found with splenomegaly or splenic hemorrhage, and immune failure among pigs after receiving swine fever vaccines, the paper … [Read more...] about China to launch emergency inspections on farms after swine fever…
Story highlights Rocky Mountain spotted fever is spread by ticks infected with disease-causing bacteria The illness is treatable with an antibiotic when caught early (CNN)An uncommon but potentially deadly disease is on the rise in the United States. Rocky Mountain spotted fever is the deadliest tick-borne illness in the world, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, though access to antibiotics has lowered fatality rates from 28% in 1944 to less than 0.5% today. Summer campers face deadly ticks and mosquitoes Rocky Mountain spotted fever can be spread to humans through the bite of an infected tick. The disease itself is caused by the bacterium R. rickettsii, which belongs to a genus of bacteria that cause typhus and other forms of spotted fevers. Rocky Mountain spotted fever was discovered in 1906 by Howard Ricketts, who later died of rodent-carried typhus, a related disease. Although the majority of cases of the disease are reported in North … [Read more...] about What is Rocky Mountain spotted fever?
The Zika scare of 2016 could morph into a yellow fever panic this year if South Florida residents let down their guard when it comes to protecting themselves from disease-carrying mosquitoes.There hasn’t been a yellow fever outbreak in the United States in more than 100 years, but state health officials are concerned that a large outbreak in Brazil — and other outbreaks in South and Central America — could lead to infected travelers bringing the disease to South Florida, which has the right mosquitoes and climate for it to spread.The disease is deadlier than the Zika virus. Zika raised alarms because many infected pregnant women gave birth to infants having microcephaly, a condition that causes abnormally small heads and developmental defects. Yellow fever can kill. Brazil reported 1,131 cases and 338 deaths attributable to yellow fever between July and March.Most people infected with yellow fever will get symptoms so minor they won’t realize they have been … [Read more...] about Mosquitoes that carry Zika could bring deadlier yellow fever this year