Some experts have likened burning a mosquito coil in a closed room to smoking 100 cigarettes.
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Mosquito coils can help beat the bite of mosquitoes are most effective outdoors, and best avoided in closed, indoor settings.
Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes viewed through a microscope in Broward County, Florida, in June 2016.
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Vast amounts of standing water in Houston and other hurricane-flooded areas are dangerous not only because of toxins. The water is a dangerous breeding ground for mosquitoes that transmit Zika.
The World Health Organisation has pledged a long-term response to controlling the Zika virus because the threat is far from over
Wondering why the Good Lord gave Culicoides impunctatus to Scotland? This might be the best answer yet.
A malaria vaccine will be piloted in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to assess its suitability.
Stronger malaria prevention like a vaccine is urgently needed for effective response in endemic regions.
Mosquitoes are the main vectors for dengue and zika. Insecticides are our best weapon against them.
Australian mosquitoes, unlike their Asian and American counterparts, can still be controlled by insecticides like pyrethroids. What lessons are there for managing pesticide resistance in insects?
Tiny bug, major disease spreader.
Dr. Paul Howell, USCDCP
Several sites in the US are releasing bacteria-infected mosquitoes as a way to fight mosquito-borne viruses that threaten people. What's the science – and how well will it work?
Mosquitoes could expand their reach if money for climate change research is cut.
Centers for Disease Control.
Malaria has long menaced the world, but gains have occurred. Those efforts could now be stymied by budget cuts, however. Here's how a disease that knows no borders could widen its deadly reach.
A second Malaria causing mosquito has been discovered in South Africa .
Malaria in South Africa is close to being eliminated but to complicate matters scientists have identified a second mosquito transmitting the disease.
There are lots of tall tales about mosquitoes and how malaria is transmitted. Here are sturdy facts on the disease.
Mosquito control in the Torres Strait can be tough but it provides protection of the mainland from invading exotic mosquitoes.
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A new study shows how Australian authorities are battling the invasive Asian tiger mosquito in Torres Strait, reducing risks of mosquito-borne disease outbreaks.
Insect repellents can keep biting mosquitoes at bay but they’ve got to be used correctly.
Dr Cameron Webb (NSW Health Pathology/University of Sydney))
This is what really works to beat the bite of summer mosquitoes!
Scientists sort through thousands of mosquitoes each year to help stop people getting sick from mosquito bites.
Worst year for mosquitoes ever? How do scientists catch and count mosquitoes to work out why mosquito populations fluctuate from year to year? Can we predict outbreaks of mosquito-borne disease?
For viruses like dengue, being injected with the pathogen as in a vaccine can open the door to secondary infections.
Our immune system protects us but when it comes to some mosquito-borne disease, it can work against us. What are the implications for the development of a Zika virus vaccine?
Muhammad Mahdi Karim
There's a new weapon against mosquitoes that spreads diseases such as dengue and yellow fever – more mosquitoes.
A pickup truck from the Department of Health fumigates in San Juan, Jan. 27, 2016.
It's hard to contain a mosquito-borne infection like Zika when the conditions are ideal for it to spread.
Cages full of hand reared yellow fever mosquitoes await research (or possibly release)
Cameron Webb, NSW Health Pathology/University of Sydney
Upscaling the success of emerging mosquito control technologies relies on automating the rearing and release of millions of mosquitoes. Australia is to become the testing ground for a novel strategy.
Mosquitoes are repelled by chicken odours and will actively fly outside when they encounter them.
Anopheles arabiensis is the world's most common, malaria-carrying mosquito. Now it's emerged that chickens emit an odour that can repel the deadly insects.
The outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil had Australian travellers on alert but transmission is only possible in tropical Queensland.
New research shows common local mosquitoes aren’t able to spread Zika. This means Australia is unlikely to see a major outbreak of the disease. But a risk remains in northern Queensland.
Newborn aedes albopictus mosquito.
A virologist gives the low-down on chikungunya.