Aedes Aegypti

brazil

Watch Genetically Modified Zika-Fighting Mosquitoes Released From a Van

Like an ice-cream truck—one that distributes genetically-modified, disease-fighting insects instead of sweet treats.
Samantha Cole
12.15.16
Florida

On the Ground With Scientists Battling Zika in Florida

When state officials announced last week that they'd captured mosquitoes infected with Zika, it was by using these scientists' traps.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
9.9.16
americas

Florida's Zika outbreak sparks emergency response and travel warning

Florida is now the first state to see an outbreak of the virus transmitted locally from mosquitos, with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention dispatching teams to assist in the response.
Kayla Ruble
8.2.16
Aedes Aegypti

It's About Time We Honor the Scientists Who Studied the Screwworm’s Sex Life

Edward Knipling and Raymond Bushland were ridiculed at the time, but are being posthumously awarded for their innovations in insect control.
Emiko Jozuka
6.22.16
apps

This App Helps Citizens Report Deadly Mosquito Sightings

Mosquito Alert allows Spaniards to report sightings of the Tiger mosquito, helping local authorities stamp out their spread.
Emiko Jozuka
6.15.16
Science

To Fight Zika, Let’s Genetically Modify Mosquitoes the Old-Fashioned Way

Controversial gene editing techniques aren't the only option.
Jeffrey Powell
4.29.16
americas

The Mosquito That Started Today's Zika Outbreak in Brazil Was Killed Off 50 Years Ago

Brazil’s government has declared “war” on the Aedes aegypti mosquito but conditions have changed since the country eliminated the insect in 1958, when it was spreading yellow fever.
Donna Bowater and Fernanda Turino
2.23.16
americas

Latin America Responds to the Zika Virus With Soldiers, Repellent, and Pregnancy Warnings

Here’s what the region’s governments are doing about the the mosquito-borne virus as it spreads rapidly through the Americas, amid evidence suggesting it is linked to abnormal births Brazil.
Gabriela Gorbea
1.29.16