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The US government has approved the deployment of the lab-raised insects to eliminate the Zika- and dengue-transmitting Asian tiger mosquito.

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Zika Linked to More Neurological Problems in Adults

By | August 14, 2017

A review of several dozen hospitalized patients in Brazil finds neurological conditions, including inflammation of the brain and spinal cord, in addition to Guillain-Barre syndrome.

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Wolbachia-infected Mosquitoes Released in Florida

By | April 19, 2017

The bacterium causes eggs to die, and spreading treated insects is expected to curb Aedes aegypti populations.

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Public Health Leader Dies

By | October 26, 2016

Jack Woodall, an epidemiologist and former columnist at The Scientist, cofounded the infectious disease outbreak reporting system ProMED. 

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Officials postpone the launch of an experimental program aimed at reducing local mosquito populations with genetically modified insects.

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Four individuals acquired the virus in a region of north Miami, health officials report. 

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Zika Update

By | July 22, 2016

Possible case of locally acquired infection in Florida; experimental vaccine approved for US clinical trials

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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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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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Billboards Attract Mosquitoes

By | April 21, 2016

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

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