More dengue fever and less malaria – mosquito control strategies may need to shift as Africa heats up
A warming climate may change the types of viruses that thrive. A new report suggests that the threat of malaria may be replaced by dengue, for which there is no treatment and no cure.
Sept. 9, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: health medicine global-health malaria viruses mosquitoes sub-saharan-africa dengue aedes-aegypti genetically-modified-mosquitoes
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
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