Tag : mosquitoes
title : WHO: Zika Virus to Spread Quickly Across US; Babies Birth Defect, Symptoms and Prevention Tips
summary : Increased cases of Zika virus, an emerging mosquito-borne virus first identified in Uganda in 1947, are being identified in the past week in various continents and geographies, states World Health Organization officials. People catch Zika virus by being bitten by an infected Aedes mosquito, the same type that spreads yellow fever, dengue and chikungunya. Outbreaks of this virus had been circulating through the Americas, Asia and Africa, and now is spreading.
date : Jan 25, 2016 12:17 PM EST
title : Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes 'Mutants' Could help Decrease 600,000 Malaria-Related Deaths Every Year
summary : Using an innovative gene-manipulating technique, scientists have found a way to decrease the number of global mortality rate of malaria disease. The new breed of mosquitoes is now capable of killing malaria parasite inside their bodies.
date : Nov 27, 2015 02:28 PM EST