Dengue fever is a sickness that spreads via mosquitoes faster than any other. Now scientists in Brazil infect mosquitoes with a kind of bacteria that makes them unable to spread dengue.
Malaria, dengue fever, zika — mosquitoes aren't just annoying when they buzz around your ear at night, they can also infect us with countless illnesses. On World Mosquito Day, here are some of the most dangerous ones.
Humans and mosquitoes are at war. Diseases carried by the insects kill more than half a million people yearly. But scientists could weaponize mosquitoes in the fight against the illnesses they spread.
Current high temperatures in the northern hemisphere are set to continue. Climate change means we're likely to experience very hot summers more often — even though we're already struggling with health consequences now.
A chemical found in the mucus of frogs has been found to kill certain strains of the influenza virus. The discovery could lead to the development of powerful anti-viral drugs. But many species are at risk of extinction.
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