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Diseases From Ticks and Mosquitoes Have Tripled
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2018
Warmer weather is thought to be behind the rise in vector-borne illnesses in recent years.
Flies’ Feet Can Spread Bacteria
Kerry Grens | Nov 27, 2017
Lab experiments and metagenomic analyses of flies’ resident bacteria indicate that the insects carry microbes from place to place on their legs.
Bacteria-Treated Mosquitoes Released in More Locations
Kerry Grens | Jan 17, 2017
the insects are expected to reduce the spread of dengue and Zika. But scientists say the approach may have limitations.
Kerry Grens | Aug 24, 2016
More locally acquired cases in Florida; fetal brain damage investigated
“Maleness” Gene Found in Malaria Mosquito
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 30, 2016
Researchers have identified the male-determining gene in the malaria mosquito, whose expression in females is lethal.
Opinion: Target the Vector
Mirco Junker | Jun 28, 2016
Officials’ increased emphasis on mosquito control could benefit public health efforts beyond the ongoing Zika outbreak.
Billboards Attract Mosquitoes
Tanya Lewis | Apr 21, 2016
A marketing effort aims to trap Zika-transmitting mosquitoes by mimicking human scents.
Kerry Grens | Jan 25, 2016
Health officials expect the virus to spread to nearly all countries in the Americas and expand warnings for pregnant women.
Plant Could Hinder Malaria-Control Efforts
Maina Waruru | Sep 30, 2015
In the absence of a blood meal, some malaria-transmitting mosquitoes in East Africa feed on an invasive weed, scientists find.
GM Mosquito Cuts Wild-Type Numbers
Kerry Grens | Jul 21, 2015
Release of a transgenic version of
, a species that can carry dengue virus, decimated a local population of non-mutated mosquitoes, according to a study.