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-Laced Mosquitoes to Be Released for Population Control
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 7, 2017
The US government has approved the deployment of the lab-raised insects to eliminate the Zika- and dengue-transmitting Asian tiger mosquito.
Zika Linked to More Neurological Problems in Adults
Kerry Grens | Aug 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.
-infected Mosquitoes Released in Florida
Kerry Grens | Apr 19, 2017
The bacterium causes eggs to die, and spreading treated insects is expected to curb
Public Health Leader Dies
Kerry Grens | Oct 26, 2016
Jack Woodall, an epidemiologist and former columnist at
cofounded the infectious disease outbreak reporting system ProMED.
Plan to Fight Zika with GM Mosquitoes in Florida Faces Opposition
Ben Andrew Henry | Aug 22, 2016
Officials postpone the launch of an experimental program aimed at reducing local mosquito populations with genetically modified insects.
Florida Confirms First Cases of Local Mosquito-Borne Zika
Tanya Lewis | Jul 29, 2016
Four individuals acquired the virus in a region of north Miami, health officials report.
Tanya Lewis | Jul 22, 2016
Possible case of locally acquired infection in Florida; experimental vaccine approved for US clinical trials
Mosquito Bites May Worsen Viral Infection
Tanya Lewis | Jun 21, 2016
The inflammation may make it easier for viruses like Zika to replicate in a host, according to a mouse study.
Bacterium Blocks Zika’s Spread
Tanya Lewis | May 4, 2016
Infecting mosquitoes with
greatly reduces the insects’ abilities to transmit the virus.
Billboards Attract Mosquitoes
Tanya Lewis | Apr 21, 2016
A marketing effort aims to trap Zika-transmitting mosquitoes by mimicking human scents.