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UC Davis Researcher: What Repellents and Doses Are Best to Prevent Zika Virus

Working on zika-virus research are UC Davis chemical ecologist Walter Leal (foreground) and colleagues and co-authors Rosangela Barbosa (center) and graduate student Gabriel Faierstein of FIOCRUZ-PE, Recife, Brazil.

If you're traveling to—or living in--a Zika virus-infested area, it's far better to use DEET rather than Picaridin and to use higher, rather than lower, doses of DEET because lower doses do not work well with older mosquitoes, newly published...

Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 2:00 AM

Zeroing in on the Zika Virus at ICE 2016

Nobel Laureate Peter Agre (center), a keynote speaker at ICE 2016, is flanked by the ICE 2016 co-chairs,  Walter Leal (left) of UC Davis, and Alvin Simmons of the USDA/ARS, based in Charleston, S.C.

The yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti, probably isn't the only mosquito that transmits the Zika virus. That's what UC Davis chemical ecologist Walter Leal, co-chair of the International Congress of Entomology (ICE 2016) recently held in Orlando,...

Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 3:55 PM

Breaking News: Zika Virus Found in Wild-Caught Culex

Culex quinquefasciatus, the southern house mosquito,is known for transmitting the West Nile virus, but now the Zika virus has been detected in wild-caught C. quinquefasciatus in Recife, Brazil, the epicenter of the Zika epidemic. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The news is out.  It's what they've been searching for. In a groundbreaking discovery, a scientific team of Brazilians and Brazilian-born chemical ecologist Walter Leal of the University of California, Davis, has announced that the Zika virus has...

Posted on Friday, July 22, 2016 at 2:26 PM

Interest Spiking in the May 26th UC Davis Zika Public Awareness Symposiun

Planning the symposium are (front, from left) Esmeralda Curiel, Irene Orellano Bonilla, Nepheli Neeta Aji, Amarita Singh, Professor Walter Leal, Nida Ahmed, Leah Uto and Navjot Grewal. In the second row (from left) are John Tenorio, Mahmoud Jabaieh, Holly Vickery, Justin Hildebrand (back), Savannah Tobin, Christian Wirawan (back), Justin Hwang, James Warwick and Andre Tran. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Zika virus is "scarier than we initially thought." So screamed a recent USA Today headline in a quote attributed to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "Public health officials used their strongest language to date in warning...

Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 5:28 PM

What You Should Know About the Zika Virus

Zika Flyer

The (Zika) virus is here, and so is the mosquito. The question is whether there will be enough of both to set off an epidemic. That's what UC San Francisco medical student Joshua Lang wrote in his piece, With Summer Coming, Can the Zika Virus Be...

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2016 at 6:56 PM

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