mosquitoes

9.19.18

Mosquitoes Are Now Vectors for Pollution as Well as Disease

Scientists find that insects can poison birds and fish with plastic they ate as larvae.

9.10.18

Bicycle Ambulances Helped Cut the Malaria Death Rate in Zambia by 96 Percent

For families living in rural communities, traveling to the nearest health center can be an hours-long trek.

5.4.18

How to Avoid the Disease-Carrying Insects That Will Be Everywhere This Summer

The number of reported illnesses from mosquito, tick, and flea bites has more than tripled since 2004.

11.8.17

Climate Change Could Cause More Deadly Infections Worldwide

“It takes an enormous toll on human health, it causes massive suffering, and it’s something to be taken very seriously.”

11.7.17

The US Just Approved ‘Killer’ Lab-Grown Mosquitoes to Help Fight Disease

The Environmental Protection Agency has given the green light to biotech startup MosquitoMate.

9.29.17

Disease-spreading mosquitoes could soon overrun Puerto Rico

“The mosquito population is already coming out, and it’s making life impossible,” said a former Navy entomologist in San Juan.

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4.12.17

Christine Curry Is Helping Expecting Mothers With Zika Prepare For an Uncertain Future

The Florida doctor is one of the leaders in the fight against the debilitating disease.

2.23.17

This Single Vaccine Could Protect Against Zika, Dengue, and Malaria

Rather than targeting the diseases, the vaccine targets the mosquitoes that spread them.

2.8.17

On Top of Everything Else, Climate Change Helps West Nile Disease to Spread

The good news is, widespread immunity can trump a drought's effects.

1.23.17

Why One Man Let Mosquitoes Bite Him 200 Times

Would you turn your skin into a parasite buffet for science?

1.17.17

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Show Resistance to Dengue

About half of the world’s population is at risk of infection from dengue fever.

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