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Flies’ Feet Can Spread Bacteria

By Kerry Grens | November 27, 2017

Lab experiments and metagenomic analyses of flies’ resident bacteria indicate that the insects carry microbes from place to place on their legs.

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Bacteria-Treated Mosquitoes Released in More Locations

By Kerry Grens | January 17, 2017

Infected with Wolbachia, the insects are expected to reduce the spread of dengue and Zika. But scientists say the approach may have limitations.

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Zika Update

By Kerry Grens | August 24, 2016

More locally acquired cases in Florida; fetal brain damage investigated

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“Maleness” Gene Found in Malaria Mosquito

By Anna Azvolinsky | June 30, 2016

Researchers have identified the male-determining gene in the malaria mosquito, whose expression in females is lethal.

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Opinion: Target the Vector

By Mirco Junker | June 28, 2016

Officials’ increased emphasis on mosquito control could benefit public health efforts beyond the ongoing Zika outbreak. 

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Billboards Attract Mosquitoes

By Tanya Lewis | April 21, 2016

A marketing effort aims to trap Zika-transmitting mosquitoes by mimicking human scents.

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Zika Update

By Kerry Grens | January 25, 2016

Health officials expect the virus to spread to nearly all countries in the Americas and expand warnings for pregnant women.

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Plant Could Hinder Malaria-Control Efforts

By Maina Waruru | September 30, 2015

In the absence of a blood meal, some malaria-transmitting mosquitoes in East Africa feed on an invasive weed, scientists find.

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GM Mosquito Cuts Wild-Type Numbers

By Kerry Grens | July 21, 2015

Release of a transgenic version of Aedes aegypti, a species that can carry dengue virus, decimated a local population of non-mutated mosquitoes, according to a study.

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Camels’ Role in MERS Contagion Questioned

By Jenny Rood | January 15, 2015

A study suggests that transmission of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus from camels to humans is poor.

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