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Using drone mapping to identify mosquito habitats in Manatee County (VIDEO)

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Traditional mosquito abatement programs, which generally call for the spraying of insecticides across widespread areas via helicopters, can be expensive and imprecise. Manatee County, looking for a more effective and less-costly strategy to combat flood water or “nuisance” mosquitos, turned to experts at the USF College of Public Health (COPH) […]

COPH students study community health in Indonesia

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In July, four USF College of Public Health (COPH) graduate students traveled to Indonesia to take part in the “Community Participation in Public Health” course offered by Diponegoro University in Semarang. This is the first collaboration between the college and Diponegoro University, made possible by Dr. Hanifa Denny, a COPH […]

Stress bites! USF researchers study mosquito/bird interactions

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Research shows stressed-out birds more attractive to mosquitoes, raising fears birds exposed to stressors such as road noise, pesticides and light pollution, will be bitten more often and spread more West Nile virus. When researchers from the University of South Florida (USF) and colleagues investigated how the stress hormone, corticosterone, […]

Mosquito species may be key to transmitting EEE virus in southeast U.S.

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USF-led study of Culex erraticus probes ecology of Eastern equine encephalitis virus, one of the most deadly mosquito-borne viruses, which can affect horses and, in rare cases, humans. The mosquito species Culex erraticus may play a more significant role in transmitting the Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV) in the southeastern […]

Malaria abroad inspires local contribution to the cure

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“Health is one of the major components in the vicious cycle of poverty,” said Emily Lupton, a research assistant at the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health who recently authored her first publication in Parasitology International. Originally from North Carolina, Lupton earned her Master of Public Health in […]