mosquitos

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
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Nine-Year-Old Wins 'Tastiest Girl' in Mosquito Bite Contest

She went home with a ceramic trophy and a monumental number of itchy welts.
VICE Staff
8.15.16
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
Health

The CDC Is Monitoring 279 Pregnant Women With Zika In The US

CDC has changed the way it monitors and reports pregnant women with Zika virus to include those who tested positive for the virus but never had symptoms.
Sydney Lupkin
5.20.16
americas

Rio Has Three Times More Zika Cases Than Any Other State in Brazil

With the 100-day countdown to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics under way, new figures show the state has three times the national average for Zika infections.
Donna Bowater
4.29.16
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
News

World Health Organization Declares the Zika Outbreak an International Emergency

The designation, only used three times before, indicates the severity of the situation.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.1.16
Science

Why Eradicating Earth’s Mosquitoes To Fight Disease Is Probably a Bad Idea

Hint: no one knows for sure what the consequences would be.
Melissa Cronin
2.1.16
News

The Little-Known Virus Causing a Panic Over Infant Brain Deformities in Brazil

The crisis is stark example of how difficult it still is to predict and control an epidemic.
Kaleigh Rogers and Letícia Naísa
1.12.16
Modern Medicine

Baiting Mosquitoes with Fake Blood

A Kentucky scientist has a plan to eradicate malaria.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.17.15
Stuff

Fake Malaria Pills Could Cause an Epidemic

Fake antimalarial pills sold on the black market have helped create a drug resistant malaria strain. We look at who's selling them and the problems they're causing.
Caitlin Reid
3.27.15
Malaria

Antibiotics Are Helping Mosquitos Spread Malaria More Effectively

Study finds that our antibiotic-rich blood is helping mosquitos live longer, healthier lives, too.
Stephen Buranyi
1.9.15
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