As both a disease vector and general nuisance, the mosquito is a scourge all over the world. Its resistance to the effects of sprays and pesticides is widely known but now scientists have revealed just how tough the blood-sucking insect can be.
Reuters - US Online Video (Jan. 27, 2016) Four people returning from travel abroad have tested positive in New York state for the Zika virus, the mosquito-borne virus linked to birth defects in Latin America, while researchers plan to deploy ... watch video
AP (Jan. 26, 2016) The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday that it suspects a link between the mosquito-borne Zika virus and a rare birth defect involving abnormally small heads, but the evidence so far is ... watch video
AFP (Jan. 29, 2016) The hunt for a vaccine to prevent the Zika virus could take years, a top US health chief said Thursday amid a worrying outbreak of the mosquito-borne illness blamed for birth defects.
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July 21, 2016 New study provides insights into the evolution of Mucorales fungi, which cause a fatal infection in ever-increasing segments of patient population, and several molecular pathways that might be ... read more
July 21, 2016 Ecologists are leading a global effort to predict where new infectious diseases are likely to emerge. In a new paper, they describe how macroecology—the study of ecological ... read more
July 5, 2016 Until a few years ago the Asian bush mosquito, <em>Aedes japonicus</em>, was not yet present in Europe. Now it is spreading its range in several European countries, including Switzerland, ... read more
Nov. 10, 2015 If you want to keep away blood-sucking insects, DEET products are your best bet according to a recent study. Researchers also discovered a certain perfume performed better at protecting against ... read more
Oct. 29, 2015 Researchers have tested 10 commercially available products for their effectiveness at repelling mosquitoes. Through their work, they found that mosquitoes were strongly repelled by all products ... read more
June 4, 2012 Even rain can't deter mosquitoes. The blood-sucking insect can fly in a downpour because of its strong exoskeletons and low mass render it impervious to falling drops. Researchers determined ... read more