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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

Mosquitoes: Out for Blood

Culex quinquefasciatus, also known as the southern house mosquito, with a gut full of blood. Infected Culex mosquitoes can transmit the West Nile virus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's good to see UC Davis mosquito researchers featured in the KQED's science program, "Deep Look." KQED journalists recently traveled to the UC Davis campus to visit several mosquito labs. The end result: The KQED  news article on “How...

Posted on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 4:45 PM

UC Davis Zika Symposium: A Crucial Message

Chemical ecologist Walter Leal, coordinator of the Zika Public Awareness Symposium, addresses the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The seven speakers who addressed the UC Davis Zika Public Awareness Symposium on Thursday, May 26 in Giedt Hall, UC Davis campus, sounded an alarm that needs to be heard, heeded and spread. The unique symposium, the work of chemical ecologist Walter...

Posted on Monday, May 30, 2016 at 5:28 PM

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