J. F. Day2
Culex nigripalpus mosquitoes are the most important disease vectors in Florida. They are the proven primary enzootic (normal level of virus transmission from mosquitoes to wild birds) and epidemic (unusually high level of virus transmission from mosquitoes to humans) vectors of St. Louis encephalitis SLE virus throughout the southern half of the state. In addition, they are likely involved in the transmission of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus in Florida, from Titusville north to Jacksonville and west to Pensacola.
Originally posted 2011-06-09 22:01:09. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
The Solid Waste and Mosquito Departments are tasked with the operation of yard waste and construction debris landfills, solid waste landfill contamination cleanup, collection of special appliances and household hazardous waste, recycling programs, and the control of disease-carrying mosquito populations.
7:30-3:30 Office Hours
P.O. Box 2600
Cross City, FL 32628
Originally posted 2011-06-09 00:05:46. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Each year thousands of dogs become disabled or die from lung, heart or circulatory problems caused by the heartworm disease.
Heartworm disease in dogs and related canines is caused by a filarial nematode (thread-like round worm), Dirofilaria immitis. It is a major problem that promises to become more serious with time. The adult inhabits the right ventricle and pulmonary arteries, and because of its location in the heart, it is commonly called “the dog heartworm.” The parasite can only be transmitted from one dog to the other by some vector mosquito species.
Heartworm is distributed worldwide in most tropical and subtropical regions, with increasing frequency in temperate climates. Until the late sixties, the disease was restricted to southern and eastern coastal regions of the United States. Now, however, cases have been reported in almost every state and in several provinces of Canada as shown here. Read the rest of this entry »
Originally posted 2011-06-07 11:59:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter