Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Modified mosquitoes to fight illness in Florida Keys

Genetically modified mosquitoes are being released in the Florida Keys in an effort to combat persistent insect-borne diseases such as Dengue fever and the Zika virus.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Venezuela fears malaria more than COVID

Luz Martinez has caught malaria three times, the last of which was when she was six months pregnant with her fourth child. Like many Venezuelans, she fears malaria more than COVID-19.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Mop up' malaria vaccine advances to trials in people

University of Florida researcher Rhoel Dinglasan, Ph.D., was awarded $6 million today by the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund to test a new malaria vaccine in people. The process leading to a phase 1 clinical trial ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Blight may increase public health risk from mosquito-borne diseases

Louisiana State University researchers recently published findings that blight leads to an increased abundance of disease-carrying mosquitoes. The researchers investigated the presence of several mosquito species in two adjacent ...

Medical research

Risk maps to predict West Nile virus spread a year in advance

Knowing the environmental and human-related variables that characterize the favorable areas for the incidence of the West Nile virus, a flavivirus that is transmitted from birds to humans by mosquitoes, is essential to identify ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New malaria mosquito is emerging in African cities

Larvae of a new malaria mosquito species are abundantly present in water containers in cities in Ethiopia. The mosquito, Anopheles stephensi, is the main malaria mosquito in India but only appeared on the African continent ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Genetically-modified mosquitoes key to stopping Zika virus spread

In 2016, the World Health Organization called the Zika virus epidemic a "public health emergency of international concern" due to the virus causing birth defects for pregnant women in addition to neurological problems. Since ...

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Mosquito

Anophelinae Culicinae Toxorhynchitinae

Mosquito (from the Spanish and Portuguese meaning "small fly") is a common flying insect in the family Culicidae that is found around the world. There are about 3,500 species of mosquitoes. They are vectors for a number of infectious diseases that kill millions of people per year.

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