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Neighborhood Science with GLOBE Mission Mosquito

Spring is a great time to start using the GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper.   Have you noticed any mosquitoes yet? Spring is upon us in the United States, and mosquitoes are already buzzing in many parts of the country. Below is a map that shows the approximate onset of the mosquito session throughout the contiguous U.S. You can observe how the mosquito season works its way northward as conditions become suitable for them to hatch and breed. If you don’t see mosquitoes already, take a look to this map…

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Mosquito Saliva Protein Fights Dengue Transmission Biology Health 

Mosquito Saliva Protein Fights Dengue Transmission

By Neha Jain @lifesciexplore Dengue, along with other viral diseases such as Chikungunya and Zika, is transmitted through the virus-infected saliva of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Dengue cases have been on the rise worldwide in the past decades—with almost a million cases expected each year—and over half of the world’s population is at risk. In the United States, the states of Hawaii, Florida, and Texas have had outbreaks in the past decade. Mosquito saliva contains over a hundred proteins, some that enhance the transmission of dengue by invading our immune systems, and…

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