mosquito-borne disease
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. 
Zika Update
Zika Update
Tanya Lewis | Jul 25, 2016
More than 1.5 million childbearing women could be at risk of infection; pregnancy delays may be insufficient to prevent infection-related birth abnormalities; second study shows low risk of international spread due to Olympics; CDC updates prevention recommendations
Zika Update
Zika Update
Tanya Lewis | Jul 22, 2016
Possible case of locally acquired infection in Florida; experimental vaccine approved for US clinical trials
GM Mosquitoes Reduce Dengue Cases in Brazil
GM Mosquitoes Reduce Dengue Cases in Brazil
Jef Akst | Jul 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.