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Fossilized Midges can Predict Climate Change: Study

Researchers attached with six British universities have concluded that fossilized midges have the potential to predict climate change in the future . According to experts at the University of Liverpool, the University of Swansea; the Open University; the University of Exeter; the Edge Hill ...

K-State Veterinary Lab Routinely Tests For Bluetongue Virus; Lab Director Says Strains Found in Kansas, U.S. Usually Less-Virulent

...nents. More recently, transcontinental transmission has likely occurred via the transport of infected animals. The animals arrive, and then the biting midges feed on them with subsequent transmission to susceptible herd mates or other animals." Anderson said that intervention strategies should focus on car...

Pennsylvania Game Commission Announces EHD Confirmed in Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties

...l blocks. While the disease is not spread through deer to deer contact, congregating animals through feeding does make transmission easier by allowing midges that carry the virus greater access to a larger number of animals in a more confined area. Therefore, such feeding activities should be discontinued i...

PA Game Commission: EHD Outbreak Update: Test Results Confirm EHD In Beaver County

...cks. While the disease is not spread from deer to deer through contact, congregating animals through feeding does make transmission easier by allowing midges greater access to a larger number of animals in a more confined area. Therefore, such feeding activities should be discontinued immediately." Cottre...

Health Problems Due To Ecosystem's Degradation

...radation of the ecosystem. Intensive livestock production, in spite of its benefits has also resulted in new diseases emerging. Mosquitoes, ticks and midges are also reported to have changed their disease transmission patterns due to climate-induced habitat changes and forest clearance. Disasters lik...
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Game Commission Announces EHD Confirmed in Fayette County

...nced this week in many parts of the Southwest Region should have killed the midges and the virus in those areas," Hough said. "We will continue to investigate...gregating animals through feeding does make transmission easier by allowing midges that carry the virus greater access to a larger number of animals in a more...
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Polarized light guides cholera-carrying midges that contaminate water supplies

Cholera is a major killer and since the first pandemic in the early 19th century it has claimed millions of lives. According to Amit Lerner from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, the lethal infection is harboured by an equally infamous insect: chironomids (midges). Lerner explains that t...

Lowly Icelandic midges reveal ecosystem's tipping points

MADISON - The midges that periodically swarm by the billions from Iceland's Lake Myvatn are a force of nature. At their peak, it is difficult to breathe without inhaling the bugs, which hatch and emerge from the lake in blizzard-like proportions. After their short adult life, their carcasses bl...

Researchers examine role of climate change in disease spread

... viruses carried by arthropods such as mosquitoes, midges and ticks. However, while alterations in temperatu...oes (West Nile, Chikungunya, Rift Valley fever) or midges (Bluetongue), creatures whose activity and populat...asymptomatic livestock are being moved around, and midges can be spread great distances quickly by the wind,...

Midge-hunting scientists tackle spread of devastating bluetongue virus

.... By combining ingenious ways to trap and monitor midges with cutting edge computer modelling and weather p...sed to establish under what weather conditions the midges are mostly likely to be flying around and when the...ress. We have to think to ourselves: "when are the midges going to be active and what can we do to put a bar...

K-State Veterinary Lab routinely tests for bluetongue virus

...nents. More recently, transcontinental transmission has likely occurred via the transport of infected animals. The animals arrive, and then the biting midges feed on them with subsequent transmission to susceptible herd mates or other animals." Anderson said that intervention strategies should focus on c...

Amid spiralling government interest, world's top 350 DNA barcode scientists meet in Taipei

...lies from all over the world, revealing 154 species. Other biting insects being barcoded include deer flies, horse flies, stable flies, tsetse flies, midges and sand flies. Fungi / Mushrooms Though known to be essential for life on Earth, scientists say some 90-99% of fungi remain undocumented - a ...

Amid spiralling government interest, world's top 350 DNA barcode scientists meet in Taipei

...lies from all over the world, revealing 154 species. Other biting insects being barcoded include deer flies, horse flies, stable flies, tsetse flies, midges and sand flies. Fungi / Mushrooms Though known to be essential for life on Earth, scientists say some 90-99% of fungi remain undocumented - a ...

Unique gene regulation gives chilly bugs survival advantage at bottom of the world

... The larvae of Antarctic midges never stop producing special proteins that minimiz...shest environments. Scientists found that adult midges (Belgica antarctica) lose their ability to continu...-shock proteins. Instead, like most animals, adult midges produce these proteins only when they are stressed...

Road salt affects mitigation wetlands

... sediment for non-biting midge populations because midges are good indicators of stress. "Last year all t... research does show a large decrease in non-biting midges in the designated runoff wetland. The effect on ot...species is not yet known. There was no decrease in midges from the slightly salty wetland. In general, fresh...
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New Innovation Set to Revolutionise Spray Technology - Used to Protect Against the Scottish Biting Midge & Help Fight MRSA in the NHS

...ng a natural insect repellent that helps protect a room from mosquitoes and midges to a safe sanitiser that could kill bacteria in the air. The technology has... University of Aberdeen and Rothamsted Research, who, having discovered why midges bite some people and not others, developed a more effective midge repellent...
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