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Building Low-Cost Mosquito Traps in Colombia

The first tire is cut with an angle grinder under the supervision of local law enforcement.

Over the last few months, Eagle Medical Services has been working with Terry Green Jr. to produce and deploy low-cost mosquito traps in San Juan Nepomuceno in Bolivar, Colombia. Mr. Green is a Clemson MBAe graduate and twice returned Peace Corps volunteer, currently living in Colombia. Gerard Ulibarri of Laurentian University in Canada was the first … Read More Building Low-Cost Mosquito Traps in Colombia

Zika Series: The CDC Ovitrap

In 1965, Fay and Perry were studying the ovipositional preferences of Aedes aegypti at the Communicable Disease Center (now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Their 1965 and 1966 publications outlined what would eventually be known as the CDC Ovitrap, used in hundreds of experiments around the world. The study compared clear glass beakers … Read More Zika Series: The CDC Ovitrap

Zika Series: Skip-Oviposition Behavior and Pyriproxyfen

Both mosquito species associated with Zika virus, dengue, yellow fever and chikungunya exhibit a behavior called skip-oviposition. Unfortunately, this does not mean that Aedes mosquitoes skip the oviposition portion of their gonotrophic cycle. The term actually describes a behavior where Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus skip from oviposition site to oviposition site to distribute their … Read More Zika Series: Skip-Oviposition Behavior and Pyriproxyfen

Zika Series: The Life Cycle of Aedes Mosquitoes

The life cycle of Aedes species mosquitoes if fairly short. Aedes aegypti lay their eggs on a damp surface near water, while Aedes albopictus prefers to lay them on a dry wall above the water and wait for rain to raise the water level to submerge the eggs. They lay up to 200 eggs each time they … Read More Zika Series: The Life Cycle of Aedes Mosquitoes

Introducing the EMS Zika Series

Who would have thought a simple mosquito could cause so much trouble? As the Olympic Games begin in Rio de Janeiro, there is a lot of concern regarding the transmission of infectious diseases like the Zika virus. Over the next two months Eagle Medical Services will publish an episodic literature review on this topic. We … Read More Introducing the EMS Zika Series

Canadian Innovation for Killing Mosquito Eggs Could Help Zika Fight

Zika ovillanta

With Canadian Government funding, a team of innovators from Canada and Mexico have successfully tested a low cost, environmentally-friendly way of destroying the eggs of the mosquito genus that spreads dengue, and is likely spreading the Zika virus. The 10-month study, conducted in a remote, urban area of Guatemala, shows the successful development and implementation … Read More Canadian Innovation for Killing Mosquito Eggs Could Help Zika Fight

EMS Representatives Attend Demo Day for Norwegian Medical Technology Companies

Last week representatives of EMS visited Capitol Hill to attend a demo day for Norwegian companies specializing in medical and healthcare technologies. The event was organized by Innovation Norway  and American Defense International. Hucon Global  presented their platform for structured analysis of training performance both for individuals and groups. The highly customizable software, called Integrated … Read More EMS Representatives Attend Demo Day for Norwegian Medical Technology Companies

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