Mosquito bites are annoying, but usually disappear after a few days. Doctors, however, are seeing more cases of mosquito bites becoming infected. It's important not to scratch them, because that can cause bacteria to enter a person's bloodstream.
Often mistaken for Malaria, Dengue fever can be fatal if left unchecked. Since there is no cure for the mosquito-borne disease, only prevention against mosquito bites, early detection and medical care can help.
Often mistaken for malaria, dengue fever can be fatal if left untreated. With no cure for the mosquito-borne disease, prevention against mosquito bites, early detection and medical care can help.
After a field experiment between 2013 and 2015, genetically modified mosquitoes are breeding in Brazil. According to the researchers' original plan, all released mosquitoes and their offspring should have died.
The number of dengue virus infections in Brazil has gone up 600% in 2019. Our report from the state of Sergipe looks at why the fight against the illness and its carrier, the tiger mosquito, is so difficult.
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