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Mosquitoes that transmit the Zika virus and dengue fever may have access to 1 billion more people in the years ahead
As our planet warms, ranges for disease-carrying mosquitoes will get larger, exposing up to 1 billion more people to Zika and dengue viruses by 2080.
Mosquito-borne diseases kill millions of people each year. A team of scientists think genetic manipulation could wipe out the worst of them.
Target Malaria plans on releasing genetically engineered mosquitoes in Africa, and it is targeting female mosquitoes that transmit malaria.
If you don't know whether those itchy bumps on your skin is a bed bug or mosquito bite, here are five key differences between the two.
Blood-sucking pests like ticks and mosquitoes can carry a host of bad diseases that can cause permanent harm or even death. Fortunately, with some preparation, you can reduce your risk of contracting a serious tick- or mosquito-borne illness.
Effective products against mosquitoes contain DEET, picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or PMD (though some should not be used on kids under three). Some of the same products work for ticks, but they can be less effective.
A mosquito virus that had never been identified in humans was found in a Florida boy — here’s what to know about the Keystone virus
A Keystone virus infection has been confirmed in a human for the first time. The virus is known to be widespread, and it comes from a virus family that's known to cause brain inflammation. It's another reminder that there are always emerging disease to watch for.
Bloodsuckers are picky creatures.
Enjoy yourself in the summer. But when necessary, wear sunscreen and insect repellant, drink water, and practice caution — your life may depend on it.
Since the little flying beasts can transmit deadly diseases, it's wise to try to reduce your allure as much as possible.
20 million bacteria-infected mosquitoes are getting released into a California city by a division of Google’s parent company
The release is a field study for the Debug Project, an initiative that aims to decimate certain mosquito populations.