High number of mosquitoes found with mutation that resists insecticides
In Cambodia and Vietnam, 78 percent of sampled mosquitoes have a mutation that shows resistance to the common insecticide permethrin (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joel Achenbach Source Type: news

Scabies on the Rise in Spain Scabies on the Rise in Spain
An increase in cases began as early as 2014 and intensified during the pandemic. Sales of drugs to treat scabies have increased, but the efficacy of treatments such as permethrin may have declined.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - June 24, 2022 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

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Title: permethrinCategory: MedicationsCreated: 5/17/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - May 17, 2022 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Yellow fever mosquitoes evolve different strategies to resist pesticides
(PLOS) The yellow fever mosquito (scientific name, Aedes aegypti) spreads multiple untreatable viruses in humans and is primarily controlled using a pesticide called permethrin. However, many mosquitoes are evolving resistance to the pesticide. A new study by Karla Saavedra-Rodriguez of Colorado State University and colleagues, published in the journal PLOS Genetics, identifies mutations linked to different permethrin resistance strategies, which threaten our ability to control disease outbreaks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Why Tick Season Could Be Worse In The Summer Of COVID-19
(CNN) — After more than three months of shutdowns, mandatory quarantines, self-imposed exile from society and working from home, nature-lovers looking for a well-earned breath of fresh air could face a possible collision course between coronavirus and tick-borne illnesses this summer. A “perfect storm,” warns Eva Sapi, a University of New Haven biology professor and group director for the Lyme Disease Research Group. Noting the mild winter on the East Coast, Sapi says, “We do have a bad year for the ticks.” Hikers, campers and anyone else eager for an escape could “just explode into the...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN LYME DISEASE tick season ticks Source Type: news

Mosquito-Borne West Nile Virus Soared in 2018, According to CDC Data
Severe cases of West Nile virus were 25% more common than usual in 2018, and transmission patterns appeared to shift to new regions, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). West Nile is a mosquito-borne virus that is usually asymptomatic, but causes side effects including fever, body aches, vomiting, diarrhea and joint pain in about 20% of people who are infected. In serious cases, it can lead to complications including brain inflammation and meningitis. It is by far the most common mosquito- or tick-borne virus in the U.S.—especially in 2018, according to the CDC’s ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease onetime Source Type: news

Maine Confirmed Its First Case of a Rare Tick-Borne Virus in Years. Here ’s What to Know About Powassan
Health officials have confirmed that an individual in Maine is sick with Powassan virus disease, marking the first time since 2017 that a person in the state has come down with the rare and serious tick-borne illness. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday that a southern Maine resident was hospitalized for Powassan encephalitis—brain inflammation associated with the virus—after showing symptoms in late June. The announcement did not specify the individual’s current condition, but health officils doctors to stay vigilant about the potential spread of Powassan throughout th...
Source: TIME: Health - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Maine onetime Source Type: news

Mass Ivermectin Therapy Dramatically Cuts Scabies Cases at 2 Years - Updated Study Mass Ivermectin Therapy Dramatically Cuts Scabies Cases at 2 Years - Updated Study
Two doses of oral ivermectin administered throughout the population is more effective at dealing with outbreaks of scabies than mass treatment with topical permethrin or administering permethrin cream to affected people and their contacts, according to a new two-year report published online by The New England Journal of Medicine.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

A Mother ’s Exposure to Pesticides During Pregnancy May Raise Children’s Autism Risk
In one of the largest studies looking at the potential effects of pesticide exposure on still-developing fetuses and newborns, scientists found that exposure to the most commonly used pesticides was linked to higher risk of autism spectrum disorder. Led by Ondine von Ehrenstein, associate professor in the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles, the researchers analyzed autism registry data in California along with data on pesticide spraying in the state. They published their findings in the BMJ. Overall, the study included nearly 38,000 people, with 2,961 cases of autism. The scientis...
Source: TIME: Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Acticin (Permethrin) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - February 5, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

If You Spray Your Clothes With Permethrin, Be Careful Around The Cat
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane Greenhalgh Source Type: news

To Repel Ticks, Try Spraying Your Clothes With A Pesticide Derived from Mums
Just in time for summer hikes and outdoor play: A study finds that the ticks that often convey Lyme disease become unable to bite, and soon die after exposure to clothing treated with permethrin.(Image credit: Pearl Mak/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Allison Aubrey Source Type: news

To Repel Ticks, Try Spraying Your Clothes With A Pesticide That Mimics Mums
Just in time for summer hikes and outdoor play, a study finds that the ticks that often convey Lyme disease become unable to bite, and soon die, after exposure to clothing treated with permethrin.(Image credit: Pearl Mak/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Allison Aubrey Source Type: news

Insecticide-Treated Clothing May Help Protect Against Ticks
BOSTON (CBS) — We’re heading into a particularly bad tick season and many people are looking for ways to protect themselves from the disease-carrying critters. Now a new government study finds that insecticide treated clothing may help do the trick. The insecticide, permethrin, is used to treat head lice and scabies. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control found that ticks placed on clothing pretreated with permethrin were more likely to become sluggish, fall off and were less capable of biting. Experts say the amount of insecticide applied to clothing is unlikely to be harmful, so if you work outdoors o...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV ticks Source Type: news

Want To Prevent Tick Bites? What About Clothing With Permethrin Bug Spray?
The results from the study of Insect Shield clothing are promising. But here are some of the caveats. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news