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When it comes to mosquitos it’s better to be safe than...

Trucks fitted with special spray equipment, as well as workers armed with tanks and nozzles are a common sight in Yucatán during the rainy season.

Know your critters: A guide to insects and creatures in Yucatán

In Yucatán, bugs are abundant, varied, and a tad frightening. Yet they are not all dangerous and are sometimes even desirable house guests.

New cases of dengue in Yucatán down to zero

Reported cases of dengue in the Yucatán have gone down to zero. Transmitted through mosquito bites, dengue is a tropical disease that causes symptoms such...

New dangerous African mosquito inches its way to Yucatán

Scientists warn that a new species of mosquito could soon make its way to Yucatán.  The species, known as Aedes vittatus, originates from Africa, but...

Trash still piled on Merida street corners as pickup trucks fail...

Merida's descacharrización campaign was supposed to remove tons of bulk trash last Saturday and Sunday. But old tires, furniture, and at least in one case an...

Bulky trash pickup begins today in Centro

Merida, Yucatan — The first massive descacharrización of 2020 begins in the Centro 8 a.m. Saturday, the state Ministry of Health announced. The clean-up effort...

Black salt marsh mosquitoes blow in, invading Merida

Among the after-effects of Tropical Storm Cristóbal is the arrival of Aedes taeniorhynchus, popularly known as "mosco negro," a transmitter of encephalitis.

Dengue up sharply over 2019; spraying begins today

Merida, Yucatan — Ahead of June's expected rains, Mayor Renán Barrera Concha deployed street sprayers to kill dengue-spreading mosquitos. The program will be carried...

Dengue cases in Yucatan on the rise

The number of confirmed cases of dengue in Yucatan grew to 66, a significant increase in the virus spread by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito.

Dengue in Yucatán down 99% over 2017

Only two dengue cases have been registered this year by the state Ministry of Health (SSY), the agency announced.

3 types of mosquitoes to watch out for in Yucatán

At the height of Yucatán's mosquito season, UADY researcher Dr. Julián García Rejón has a stern warning to the public: Don't take it lightly.

Zika-linked microcephaly detected in Yucatán for 1st time

Yucatán's first case of microcephaly associated with zika was confirmed by health authorities on Tuesday.

Protecting your dog when the heat and rain breed parasites

Parasites proliferate when rainy season arrives and temperatures rise, posing a threat to our animal companions.

Coffee’s power against mosquito invasions discovered by UDEM students

Students at the University of Monterrey (UDEM) have discovered properties in coffee that combat mosquito larvae, possibly pointing to a new weapon in the fight against dengue, zika or chikungunya.

As rainy season returns to Yucatán, so does chikungunya

In 2017, the dreaded chikungunya virus appeared gone in Yucatán. Now, just as rainy season begins, two cases have been reported in Peto.

Mérida in center of dengue ‘hot spots’ study

Mérida was used as a model in a study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as Mexican health officials and researchers, on predicting mosquito-borne outbreaks.

Ready for rainy season, battle against mosquitos starts March 3

The year's first battle against mosquitos, a massive descacharrización in Mérida begins this weekend.

Victories declared in battle against mosquitoes and their diseases

Cleanup campaigns have apparently paid off, with dramatic declines in cases of mosquito-borne diseases.

Dengue up, zika and chikungunya decline, as mosquito battle continues

A new campaign to fight mosquitoes and the illness they can bring began as new statistics revealed both encouraging and disheartening news.

Plant-based Zika vaccine: Safer, cheaper and more potent

Arizona State University has taken a major step forward in boosting Zika prevention efforts.

UADY has project to fight mosquito-borne diseases

Can the state's own university system become a hero in the fight against dengue, zika and chikungunya?

Mosquito-control efforts continue with bulk trash removal dates

To undermine mosquito-driven diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and zika, this weekend the state Ministry of Health is organizing a descacharrización, bulk trash removal.

Coastal mosquitoes blow in, but no cause for alarm

The "giant" mosquitoes are back, but there's no cause for panic. 

$1M grant will build a mosquito ‘factory’ to fight Zika

A $1 million grant has been awarded to Michigan State University academic to build a Zika-fighting mosquito facility in Yucatán.