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Prof. Frank Hadley Collins, Dir., Cntr. for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, Univ. of Notre Dame

This 2006 photograph depicted a female Aedes aegypti mosquito while she was in the process of acquiring a blood meal from her human host, who in this instance, was actually the biomedical photographer, James Gathany, here at the Centers for Disease Control.  You’ll note the feeding apparatus consisting of a sharp, “fascicle”, which while not feeding, is covered in a soft, pliant sheath called the "labellum”, which is seen here retracted, as the sharp “stylets” contained within pierced the host's skin surface, as the insect obtained its blood meal. The fascicle is composed of a pair of needle-sharp stylets. The larger of the two stylets, known as the "labrum", when viewed in cross-section takes on the shape of an inverted "V", and acts as a gutter, which directs the ingested host blood towards the insect's mouth. Due to the ingestion of the female’s blood meal, the translucent abdominal exoskeleton had taken on a reddish color.

Dengue is a viral disease transmitted by urban Aedes mosquitos, principally A. aegypti, a species found living in close association with humans in most tropical urban areas. Mosquito biting activity is greatest in the morning for several hours after daybreak and in the late afternoon for several hours before dark. It may feed all day indoors, in shady areas, or when it is overcast. This mosquito breeds in artificial water containers, such as discarded tires, cans, barrels, buckets, 55 gallon drums, flower vases, and cisterns, all frequently found in the domestic environment. Since 1980, the incidence of dengue has increased dramatically in tropical countries worldwide, with endemic and/or epidemic virus transmission documented in most countries of the Caribbean Basin, Central and South America, the Pacific Islands, Asia, and Africa; many countries have had multiple outbreaks. Epidemics are frequently

Non-travel Zika cases in Fla. could approach 400 by summer’s end

Dr. Ira Longini and colleagues also project handfuls of cases popping up from Texas to South Carolina and even Oklahoma. Photo: James Gathany/CDC

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Hungry parents may feed their kids more

In a pilot study Sarah Stromberg and Dr. David Janicke found the hungrier parents are at mealtimes, the more they may feed their young children.

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Up to one-third of healthy weight adults may have prediabetes

Dr. Arch Mainous and colleagues say the findings are cause for concern because under current guidelines, these individuals would likely not be screened for the condition.

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HSRMP looks forward to an exciting fall semester!

  • The department has several exciting events and projects planned for fall 2016.
  • There will be an Alumni and Friends Reception at the Florida Hospital Association's Annual meeting Thursday, October 20, in Orlando.
  • MHA Open House, an event to give prospective students an opportunity to learn more about the program by engaging with faculty, current students and alumni, will be held Friday, November 4, in the HPNP Auditorium.
  • The MHA 50th Anniversary Reception will be at the Hippodrome Theatre Thursday, November 17. Following the reception will be the Gator Healthcare Forum Friday, November 18. This Forum will include skill-building workshops, research presentations, and distinguished plenary speakers.

 

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