Avoiding West Nile Disease: The Time of Day Really Matters!

The Wireless Bug-Sensor team at the University of California, Riverside (2012 first place Wireless Innovation Project  Winners) have made an interesting offshoot finding   related to the insect sensors they have developed with  funding from the Vodafone Americas Foundation.  This year’s West Nile virus season in North America is predicted to be particularly bad, with 3,124 cases and 134 deaths reported as of Sept 18, 2012.  There is a plethora of unproven methods to combat West Nile disease: rubbing yourself in Vicks VapoRub, keeping a fabric softener sheet in your pocket, or avoiding (or eating lots of) bananas. More