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Newly Discovered Virus Has Multi-Part Genome

By | August 26, 2016

A “multicomponent” virus isolated from mosquitoes infects in stages and reassembles once the pieces are inside the host.

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FDA: GM Mosquitoes Safe for Environment

By | August 5, 2016

Other government authorities have yet to evaluate a proposal aimed at reducing populations of Zika-carrying insects in Florida.

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image: GM Mosquitoes Reduce Dengue Cases in Brazil

GM Mosquitoes Reduce Dengue Cases in Brazil

By | July 18, 2016

Field data from the biotech company Oxitec show that releasing genetically modified male mosquitoes whose offspring die helped reduce dengue cases by 90 percent in one year.

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image: A Method to Detect Zika-Blocking Bacteria

A Method to Detect Zika-Blocking Bacteria

By | July 5, 2016

A team of scientists confirm Wolbachia can prevent mosquitoes from transmitting the virus, while another group finds a reliable way to detect the bacteria.

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image: “Maleness” Gene Found in Malaria Mosquito

“Maleness” Gene Found in Malaria Mosquito

By | 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 | June 28, 2016

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

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image: Mosquito Bites May Worsen Viral Infection

Mosquito Bites May Worsen Viral Infection

By | June 21, 2016

The inflammation may make it easier for viruses like Zika to replicate in a host, according to a mouse study.

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The CDC has released a new map that shows US counties where scientists have reported the presence of Aedes aegypti over the past 20 years.

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image: Bacterium Blocks Zika’s Spread

Bacterium Blocks Zika’s Spread

By | May 4, 2016

Infecting mosquitoes with Wolbachia greatly reduces the insects’ abilities to transmit the virus.

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image: Billboards Attract Mosquitoes

Billboards Attract Mosquitoes

By | April 21, 2016

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

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