Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why naming all our mosquitoes is important for fighting disease

Notorious for spreading diseases like malaria and Zika virus overseas, mosquitoes contribute to thousands of cases of human disease in Australia each year. But only half of Australia's approximately 400 different species ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fish, other mosquitoes now warriors in Zika battle

With larva-chomping fish and genetically modified insects, Latin Americans are deploying legions of little helpers to destroy mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus in the world's latest mass health scare.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mowing dry detention basins makes mosquito problems worse, team finds

A study of the West Nile virus risk associated with "dry" water-detention basins in Central Illinois took an unexpected turn when land managers started mowing the basins. The mowing of wetland plants in basins that failed ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Acapulco fumigates against chikungunya

Authorities in Mexico's Pacific resort of Acapulco are fumigating streets and homes to combat an outbreak of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus, but some crime-weary residents refuse to open their doors.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Guppy fish proven to be cheap, effective tool in fight against dengue

Larvae-eating guppy fish can help combat the spread of dengue, a mosquito-borne illness giving rise to hundreds of thousands of severe cases including 20,000 deaths worldwide every year, according to a trial study by the ...

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