Yellow fever, malaria and Ebola all spilled over from animals to humans at the edges of tropical forests. The new coronavirus is the latest zoonosis.
June 25, 2020 • ~11 min
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"Choosing the appropriate bug repellent can be confusing for parents. Some may protect against mosquitos but not ticks, for example."
Tags: insects parents childrens-health ticks lyme-disease parasites health-and-medicine mosquitoes
A new spray made with a type of volcanic glass shows promise in killing mosquitoes. That could help stop the spread of malaria.
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Genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in Florida and Texas beginning this summer – silver bullet or jumping the gun?
Release of GM mosquitoes in Florida is imminent. But a multidisciplinary team of scientists believe that more studies are needed first. They encourage a publicly accessible registry for GM organisms.
June 3, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: brazil zika malaysia risk-assessment florida mosquitoes dengue population-control aedes-aegypti oxitec mosquito-control gm-mosquitoes
Mosquitoes are more likely to infect people with malaria in the early evening than in the middle of the night or the early morning, researchers find.
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Mosquitoes are one of the planet's deadliest animals. New research clarifies how they use the warmth of our bodies to find a meal.
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A new drug target may offer a way to keep the malaria parasite from spreading, researchers say.
Tags: malaria parasites health-and-medicine mosquitoes
An extra barrier layer above malaria bed nets significantly improves their performance, a new study shows.
Tags: pesticides malaria health-and-medicine mosquitoes
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