Parents twice as likely to be concerned about ticks than of mosquitoes

Not all bloodsuckers are created equal in parents’ eyes. When it comes to bug bites, parents are twice as likely to be concerned about ticks as they are about mosquitoes transmitting disease, a new national poll finds. But as children spend more time outside, families may not always know the best way to protect them from both of these pesky […]

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Releasing artificially-infected mosquitoes could reduce global dengue cases by 90%

This is the finding of a team of international scientists, led by Imperial College London, and including researchers from the University of California and University of Florida. The Imperial team, based at J-IDEA, the Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics, created the first ever global map of dengue transmission intensity—which is a measure of how easily dengue […]

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Infecting mosquitoes with bacteria prevents them carrying dengue

Dengue fever ‘could be defeated’ by infecting mosquitoes with bacteria that makes it harder for them to spread the life-threatening virus Male and female mosquitoes exposed to bacteria Wolbachia in the laboratory Released into the wild, bred and produced Wolbachia-carrying offspring  Vietnam in particular has seen a ‘remarkable reduction’ in cases  Scientists have raised hopes dengue fever may one day be defeated […]

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When mosquitoes are biting during rainy season, net use increases, study finds

The more rainfall a region in sub-Saharan Africa gets, the more mosquitoes proliferate there and the more likely its residents will sleep under their insecticide-treated bed nets to prevent malaria transmission, a new study from the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs suggests. CCP is based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. While it has become clear […]

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Buzz off: breakthrough technique eradicates mosquitoes

Anopheles gambiae mosquito, feeding on blood. Credit: James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention A breakthrough technique harnessing two methods to target disease-carrying mosquitoes was able to effectively eradicate buzzing biters in two test sites in China, according to research published on Thursday. The mosquitoes targeted are a type that is particularly difficult to control called Aedes albopictus—more popularly […]

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Dubstep-music drives away mosquitoes effectively

The electronic Song "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" the Dubstep DJ Skrillex protects, against mosquitoes. When the animals are exposed to the music, not to prick you so often and mate less frequently. Sounds of certain frequencies are for procreation and the Survival of many animal species is of vital importance. Some of them ready for mating insects are to […]

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As a rule, the rights of a mosquito Invasion in March – With the mosquitoes of new infectious diseases come

Strong spread of disease-transmitting mosquitoes Diseases such as Dengue, Zika, Chikungunya, and yellow fever have increased worldwide. Already, some tropical diseases, have also reached Europe. So has spread in the year 2018, the West Nile fever to Northern Italy, and also in the Czech Republic, mosquitoes with the virus were discovered. A recent study examined the spread of the two […]

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Impending mosquito plague in 2019 – mosquitoes bring us new diseases

Strong spread of disease-transmitting mosquitoes Diseases such as Dengue, Zika, Chikungunya, and yellow fever have increased worldwide. Already, some tropical diseases, have also reached Europe. So has spread in the year 2018, the West Nile fever to Northern Italy, and also in the Czech Republic, mosquitoes with the virus were discovered. A recent study examined the spread of the two […]

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Great mosquito Invasion in the approach, Also in Germany, new infectious diseases threaten

Strong spread of disease-transmitting mosquitoes Diseases such as Dengue, Zika, Chikungunya, and yellow fever have increased worldwide. Already, some tropical diseases, have also reached Europe. So has spread in the year 2018, the West Nile fever to Northern Italy, and also in the Czech Republic, mosquitoes with the virus were discovered. A recent study examined the spread of the two […]

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