mosquito-borne disease
Missing Link in Malaria Evolution Discovered in Historical Specimens
Missing Link in Malaria Evolution Discovered in Historical Specimens
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 1, 2016
A family’s collection of antique microscope slides became a trove of genetic information about the eradicated European malaria pathogen.
Researchers Propose Solution to Gene Drive Technology Problem
Researchers Propose Solution to Gene Drive Technology Problem
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 23, 2016
Scientists are getting to closer to developing a technique that can suppress mosquito populations on a continental scale, based on preliminary modeling results.
Fighting Zika with Bacteria-Laden Mosquitos
Fighting Zika with Bacteria-Laden Mosquitos
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 26, 2016
Scientists in South America are testing the strategy of infecting mosquitos with Wolbachia, an approach intended to reduce Zika transmission.
Can <em>Culex</em> Mosquitoes Also Spread Zika?
Can Culex Mosquitoes Also Spread Zika?
Tracy Vence | Sep 29, 2016
Researchers report conflicting results.
Zika Update
Zika Update
Bob Grant | Sep 7, 2016
Virus’s genome to aid in diagnoses; bees caught in crossfire of mosquito sprays; Zika spreads in Asia; US Congress revisits Zika funding
Mosquitoes Inherit Zika: Study
Mosquitoes Inherit Zika: Study
Tracy Vence | Aug 30, 2016
The virus can be vertically transmitted by female Aedes aegypti and A. albopictus mosquitoes to their offspring, scientists show.
FDA: Screen All US Blood Donations for Zika
FDA: Screen All US Blood Donations for Zika
Tracy Vence | Aug 29, 2016
The US Food and Drug Administration recommends that all blood collected across the country be tested for the virus.
Plan to Fight Zika with GM Mosquitoes in Florida Faces Opposition
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.
CDC: Zika Virus Spreading in Miami Beach
CDC: Zika Virus Spreading in Miami Beach
Ben Andrew Henry | Aug 22, 2016
With new reports of mosquito-borne transmission, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns pregnant women to avoid the area.
Florida Confirms First Cases of Local Mosquito-Borne Zika
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.