West Nile virus arrived in North America in 1999 and spread across the continent by 2005. Here’s what you need to know about this mosquito-borne pathogen.
France experienced its largest outbreak of ‘native’ dengue this summer. Thanks to climate change, Europe can expect more of the same.
Not all cases of La Crosse disease affect the neurological system, but those that do can be severe and sometimes fatal – especially in children.
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.
Could this study provide an insight into how to avoid being bitten simply by adjusting the colours we wear? Let’s take a look.
Reproduction in mosquitoes crucially relies on their sense of hearing.
Male mosquitoes gather around humans, likely in an attempt to mate with blood-sucking females.
A hands-on approach to learning about bugs can help students from urban communities take an interest in science.
Summer is here, and so are the mozzies. So what do you need to consider when you’re picking a mosquito repellent?
The pandemic coincides with the long rainy season in Kenya. Rain increases mosquito breeding sites, vector density and thus transmission of mosquito-borne diseases.
Prolonged rains increase the amount of stagnant water in the environment in which mosquitoes breed. This increases the risk of mosquito-borne diseases.
There’s a big market for new treatments for TB, malaria and other ailments. But most of these diseases afflict low-income people unable to pay for medicine.
The more water, the more mosquito eggs are laid, and the more mosquitoes end up buzzing about. But to spread disease to people, they first need to bite infected wildlife.