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Singapore wages war on Zika-bearing mosquitoes
Singapore wages war on Zika-bearing mosquitoes

Singapore officials went door-to-door Monday to wipe out mosquitoes after the discovery of 41 locally transmitted cases of Zika virus.

Singapore wages war on Zika-bearing mosquitoes
Biotech firm's GM mosquitoes to fight dengue in Brazil
Biotech firm's GM mosquitoes to fight dengue in Brazil

Workers are making an unusual product: genetically modified mosquitoes to fight dengue fever at Oxitec.

Biotech firm's GM mosquitoes to fight dengue in Brazil
Chikungunya virus spreads from Caribbean to C. America
Chikungunya virus spreads from Caribbean to C. America

The mosquito-born chikungunya virus is spreading into Central America, health authorities there say, after outbreaks in several Caribbean nations.

Chikungunya virus spreads from Caribbean to C. America
Snapshot from KTK TV channel video
Atyrau besieged by mosquitoes

Population of mosquitoes in and around Atyrau has increased significantly making the mosquito problem more tangible then ever.

Atyrau besieged by mosquitoes
Photo courtesy of sila-znaniy.com
Malaria mosquitoes spotted in Astana

Anopheles claviger, a malaria mosquito species uncommon for Kazakhstan, has been spotted in the wetlands near Astana.

Malaria mosquitoes spotted in Astana
©REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
Gene interplay helps to explain dengue's spread

Complex genetic interaction between the mosquito and the virus that causes dengue fever lie at the spread of this dangerous disease.

Gene interplay helps to explain dengue's spread
©REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
Dengue fever: Vaccine trial raises a muted cheer

A prototype vaccine for dengue notched up the best success yet against the disease but failed to protect against all its viral strains.

Dengue fever: Vaccine trial raises a muted cheer
US sees record spike in West Nile virus cases
US sees record spike in West Nile virus cases

The US is experiencing the worst outbreak of West Nile virus since the mosquito-borne disease was first detected in 1999, health officials said Wednesday.

US sees record spike in West Nile virus cases
Asian tiger mosquito. Photo courtesy of orkin.com
In Europe, defences rise against Asian mosquito peril

Behind air-tight doors in a lab in a southern French city, scientists in protective coveralls wage war against a fingernail-sized danger.

In Europe, defences rise against Asian mosquito peril
Photo courtesy of inspringinterns.com
Brazil to breed GM mosquitoes to combat dengue

Brazil will breed huge numbers of genetically modified mosquitoes to help stop the spread of dengue fever, an illness that has already struck nearly 500,000 people this year nationwide.

Brazil to breed GM mosquitoes to combat dengue

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