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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: 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

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