Summer means mosquito season as well. Several states have already found bugs carrying the West Nile virus, signalling a need to be more careful of mosquitoes this season, especially when outdoors.
New study reveals a breakthrough discovery that could possibly help put an end to mosquito-borne diseases in continents as big as Africa.
With an increasing number of affected individuals in Florida, health officials warn against the possibility of more cases of locally transmitted Zika in the U.S. going forward.
Medical authorities are warning that the Zika virus may already be spreading through Texas, California, Arizona and other parts of the U.S. where the summer weather fosters an inviting habitat for mosquitoes. Outbreaks may remain hidden until mothers begin giving birth to afflicted babies.
The first experimental Zika vaccine is now ready for early-stage human trials, health officials declare.
Asian tiger mosquitoes prefer to lay their eggs near flowers, suggesting we could lure these pests into traps using certain flower fragrances. This could help control the spread of mosquito-transmitted disease.
Rare Hawaiian forest birds may lose half of their natural high-elevation habitat by the end of the century, thanks to climate shifts and disease outbreaks.
Indian Mynas are also carrying exotic strands of avian malaria which is threatening native wildlife.
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.
Even entomologists don't really like mosquitoes, it turns out. Also, they're attracted to your carbon, which sounds evil. More info on their liking for beer and other chemicals, and how the planet might be affected by their removal.