Latest Aedes aegypti Stories
Dengue fever, an infectious tropical disease carried by several species of mosquito in the genus Aedes, has been showing up in Key West and the Florida mainland, potentially exposing millions of people to a disease that can lead to life-threatening illness.
Researchers have altered the way insects respond to odors, including the smell of humans and the insect repellant DEET, in one of the first successful attempts at genetically engineering mosquitoes.
Two Virginia Tech researchers successfully altered the eye color of a mosquito in an ongoing effort to develop genetic strategies with the specific goal to disrupt the transmission of disease such as malaria and dengue fever.
The insect repellant DEET has been widely used to keep mosquitoes away and has been invaluable in countries affected by outbreaks of disease such as malaria and dengue fever, both transmitted by the annoying pest.
The mosquitoes that spread dengue fever tap into the domestic networks of humans, along with their bloodstreams.
New research by University of Warwick historian Dr Tim Lockley has found why yellow fever had a green bias in 19th century fever outbreaks in the southern states of the US.
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