Rio Grande Valley, the southernmost tip of Texas, remains part of the state that's most at risk for Zika because of its proximity to Mexico and the presence of Zika-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in the region.
Don't fear what is big and ferocious-looking, because sometimes, the smallest kills more.
Dengue fever is one of the deadly illnesses caused by the dengue virus via vectors like mosquitoes. In line with this, researchers are working on new strategies that manage these pests.
A nbew study revealed that West Nile virus has the ability to destroy synapses of neurons causing memory loss and mood disorders.
A public health expert urges to postpone or move the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro to prevent a “full-blown global disaster” following the Zika outbreak in Brazil.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed that the first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus in the U.S. resulted from unprotected sex.
A team of innovators from Canada and Mexico has designed an effective mosquito trap that was made using cheap, accessible and environment-friendly materials.
World Health Organization (WHO) has previously linked the Zika virus to the development of the autoimmune disorder Guillain-Barré syndrome in adults and microcephaly in expecting mothers, but a new study suggests that Zika virus can also cause another brain disease in adults.
Thankfully, we're not talking about people here. It seems that a nasty weed native to America has reared its ugly head in Africa, and it's not only poisoning livestock but somehow helping starving mosquitoes survive long enough to spread malaria.
As we embrace spring and with it warmer weather, soon mosquitos will become a regular nuisance. And if you often find yourself the victim of itchy mosquito bites, it's not because you taste sweet, but in fact because of your genes.
Researchers have made what they are calling a "groundbreaking" discovery concerning cerebral malaria - one of the most deadly forms of the mosquito-borne disease - in children. Now they hope that these revelations can pave the way for new treatment options that can save many young lives.
Dengue fever is not to be taken lightly, but compared to malaria, it is a far less deadly mosquito-transmitted disease. Unfortunately, the illnesses tend to share very similar starting symptoms, causing frequent misdiagnoses in areas endemic for both diseases. Now new research shows that these mistakes not only impact individual patients, but could be helping malaria become an even greater danger.
Researchers have discovered a way to potentially eradicate malaria by introducing genetically modified mosquitoes into general mosquito populations.
A resident of Allen County, Indiana has tested positive for chikungunya - a debilitating mosquito borne virus that is sweeping across the southern hemisphere. This marks the first case of the virus for the state.