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.
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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.
About 98% of mosquitoes aren't harmful to humans. We need to learn to deal with those that are.
Mosquitoes are among the deadliest animals in the world. Half of the deaths attributed to them are associated with malaria. But they carry other parasites and viruses that threaten human health.
A hands-on approach to learning about bugs can help students from urban communities take an interest in science.
There is a chemical skin surface difference between individuals who perceived themselves as being attractive for mosquitoes and those that weren’t.
This autumn, embrace puddles. Even tiny pools of water can be essential for birds, trees and pets — from washing away chemicals on leaves to forcing worms to emerge.
This invasive mosquito thrives in the type of habitat commonly found in urban areas. This means that malaria could become more prevalent in African cities.
Mosquitoes love the wetter weather La Niña brings to some parts of Australia. But will we see more mosquito-borne disease?
A warming climate may change the types of viruses that thrive. A new report suggests that the threat of malaria may be replaced by dengue, for which there is no treatment and no cure.
Gene drive guarantees that a trait will be passed to the next generation. But should society use this tool to control insect populations?
Yellow fever, malaria and Ebola all spilled over from animals to humans at the edges of tropical forests. The new coronavirus is the latest zoonosis.
Mosquitoes that had Microsporidia MB - a tiny parasitic fungus - never became infected with malaria.
Release of GM mosquitoes in Florida is imminent. But a multidisciplinary team of scientists believe that more studies are needed first. They encourage a publicly accessible registry for GM organisms.
Mosquitoes are responsible for a number of potentially deadly illnesses, but they’re highly unlikely to be playing a role in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Feel like mosquitoes are picking you out of a crowd when looking for someone to bite? It may come down to the smell of your skin and how heavily you breathe.