FMEL in the media
There's a new mosquito on the Florida scene, and scientists are worried. Jim Waymer. Florida Today. March 22, 2023. https://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/local/environment/2023/03/22/university-of-florida-scientists-are-tracking-a-new-mosquito-species/70029613007/
Why are some people mosquito magnets and others unbothered? A medical entomologist points to metabolism, body odor and mindset. Dr. Jonathan Day. The Conversation. September 9th, 2022. https://theconversation.com/why-are-some-people-mosquito-magnets-and-others-unbothered-a-medical-entomologist-points-to-metabolism-body-odor-and-mindset-187957
New Florida Museum gallery exhibit busts mosquito myths. Nikhil Srinivasan, Florida Museum, August 24, 2022. https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/pressroom/2022/08/24/mosquito-gallery-exhibit/
How to find a mosquito trap that actually works. Avoid bug zappers, experts say. Instead, try these evidence-backed traps and other strategies to stay safe. Kevin Loria. Consumer Reports. August 18, 2022. Inverview with Dr. Eva Buckner. https://www.consumerreports.org/health/insect-repellent/mosquito-traps-lures-bug-zappers-a6094812568/
WIRED - Inside the Plan to Release Life-Saving Mosquitoes. 6/10/2022. Interview with Dr. Eva Buckner (FMEL)
UF scientist tackles mosquito-borne illnesses, engages youth in STEM. Lourdes Mederos, The News Press 4/24/2022
South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report. March 29, 2022
Study finds mosquitoes transmitting West Nile virus love to bite non-native lizards in Florida , Arizona (photo - UF/IFAS L.Reeves). Press release, Outbreak News Today. http://outbreaknewstoday.com/study-finds-mosquitoes-transmitting-west-nile-virus-love-to-bite-non-native-lizards-in-florida-arizona-10023/
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- Mosquitoes that transmit West Nile virus love to bite non-native lizards: What's Next? Naples Daily News 4/3/2022
- UF Study Finds WNV-Transmitting Mosquitos Love to Bite Non-Native Lizards. Brad Harbison. Pest Control Technology (PCT). 2/22/22
- Study: Mosquitoes that transmit West Nile virus love to bite non-native lizards. The Apopka Voice. 2/21/22
Can antiviral agents help with immune systems fight mosquito-borne Dengue? Lourdes Mederos. South Dade Newsleader. http://www.southdadenewsleader.com/news/can-antiviral-agents-help-immune-systems-fight-mosquito-borne-dengue/article_9e4f04f0-5c4b-11ec-bb93-833c5b5c4ee2.html
Mosquitoes that spread Zika are becoming resistant to the pesticides targeting them. Kathy Grey, WGCU. https://news.wgcu.org/2021-03-17/mosquitoes-that-spread-zika-are-becoming-resistant-to-the-pesticides-targeting-them
The secret lives of mosquitoes, the world's most hated insects. Cypress Hansen, Smithsonian Voices. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-of-natural-history/2021/08/19/secret-life-worlds-most-hated-insect/
Scientist find new invasive mosquito species in Florida. Greg Allen, NPR. https://www.npr.org/2021/03/16/976598336/scientists-find-new-invasive-mosquito-species-in-florida
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- New species of mosquito invades Florida. Fox 35 News Staff. Fox 35 Orlando.
- Invasive species of mosquito that could transmit diseases from animals to people found in Florida. Julia Jacovo, ABC News.
- Invasive mosquito species makes its way to the U.S.. Brian Niemietz, New York Daily News.
- A new mosquito is ready to invade Florida. What should people know? Lourdes Rodriguez, Naples Daily News.
- Disease-carrying mosquito species returns to Florida. Shawna Williams, The Scientist.
- For the first time in 75 years, a new invasive species of mosquito was found in Florida. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonianmag.com
- UF scientists discover new species of disease carrying mosquito in Florida. Alex Howard, NBC-2.com.
New mosquito species found in South Florida. It's an aggressive biter, of course. Adriana Brasileiro, Phys.org. https://phys.org/news/2021-02-mosquito-species-south-florida-aggressive.html
NPR Short Wave: Why mosquitoes bite you more than your friends. 9 minute podcast. Brit Hanson, NPR. https://www.npr.org/2020/09/09/911212751/micro-wave-why-mosquitoes-bite-you-more-than-your-friends
UF study shows mosquitoes bite manatees and may give viruses. Tyler Treadway, Treasure Cost Newspapers. https://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/local/indian-river-lagoon/health/2020/08/31/uf-study-shows-mosquitoes-bite-manatees-may-give-them-viruses/5622518002/
Yellow fever, asian tiger mosquitoes, both adept at transmitting Zika. Infection Control Today. https://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/view/yellow-fever-asian-tiger-mosquitoes-both-adept-transmitting-zika
Treasure coast scientist working to stop West Nile virus mosquitoes. Mike Winikoff, Hometown News. https://www.hometownnewstc.com/news/vero-beach-scientist-working-to-stop-west-nile-virus-mosquitoes/article_fa1e122e-e7b4-11ea-879b-6b7d69ae2f94.html
Study shows mosquitoes can spread diseases to manatees. Lourdes Rodriguez, Lake Okeechobee News. https://lakeokeechobeenews.com/community-news/ag-and-marine-industries-surveyed-about-pandemic-effects/
750 million genetically engineered mosquitoes are being released in Florida - Here's why. Korin Miller, Health. https://www.health.com/condition/infectious-diseases/genetically-engineered-mosquitoes?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social-share-article
Scientists fight disease-carrying mosquitoes by letting them feed off their blood. Elizabeth Landau, Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/mosquitoes-researchers-feeding-blood/2020/08/21/25f30252-c608-11ea-a99f-3bbdffb1af38_story.html