It’s not just mosquitos. Flooding, extreme heat and other climate-related hazards are bringing people into contact with pathogens more often, and affecting people’s ability to fight off disease.
Certain viruses like dengue and Zika can make their hosts smell tastier to mosquitoes. Luckily, vitamin A and its derivatives may help combat these odor changes.
Mosquitoes are commonplace in summer but where do they go once the weather cools? They don’t completely disappear but find fascinating ways to survive the winter.
Tracking mosquitoes is essential to understanding their pest and public health risks. You can help too – here’s how.
Artificial lights could trick malaria-transmitting mosquito species that feed nocturnally into behaving as if it’s daytime.
New research quantifies the link between agricultural practices and malaria transmission in sub-Saharan Africa.
Around 99% of people infected with JEV will have no or very mild symptoms. But in less than 1% of cases, it can become serious.
Until now, access to the vaccines has been limited. But that’s expected to change.
Mosquitoes love water and with floodwater set to remain for some time, expect mosquito numbers to increase. Here’s how to avoid mozzie bites and the diseases they bring.
The mosquito-borne Japanese encephalitis virus has been detected for the first time in southeastern Australia, in pigs at a pig farm. So what threat does it pose to human health?
Could this study provide an insight into how to avoid being bitten simply by adjusting the colours we wear? Let’s take a look.
The insecticide Bti kills target organisms like mosquitoes and blackflies, but new research shows it may also have negative effects on non-target species like frogs.
What we call mosquitoes are actually 3500 different types of insects, and they all behave differently.
Reproduction in mosquitoes crucially relies on their sense of hearing.
Backyard mosquitoes can be more than just annoying pests. Their bites can spread the pathogens that make us sick.
The WHO and the manufacturers of the vaccine will be rallying countries, particularly those with high malaria burdens, to adopt the vaccine.
Male mosquitoes gather around humans, likely in an attempt to mate with blood-sucking females.
Plus, new clues on why mosquitoes bite some people more than others. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
The main sign of the illness is disfiguring swelling followed by peeling of the affected area. In women this swelling mainly affects arms and legs. In men it can cause enlargement of the scrotum.
Malaria control must move away from relying too much on insecticides to more innovative and sustainable options. Genetic programming of mosquitoes is one.