Concerns over dramatic increase in resistance of mosquitoes to insecticides
Concerned that malaria may become untreatable and the vector, mosquito, uncontrollable, scientists have alerted on the dramatic increase in resistance of mosquitoes to five mainstream insecticides.
Scientists engineer dengue-resistant mosquitoes to stop them passing it on to people
There is hope in the horizon that malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever, zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases could soon be wiped out.
Genetically modified mosquitoes created to curb native disease-carrying pests backfire
Scientists monitoring a population of genetically modified mosquitoes released in Brazil to curb native disease-carrying pests say the plan appears to have backfired, instead giving rise to new generations of hardier, hybrid offspring.
Concerns as disease-carrying mosquitoes spread
Disease-carrying mosquitoes have reached Crimea’s peninsula as global warming aids the spread of the potentially deadly insects.An outbreak of haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome — commonly dubbed ‘mouse fever’.
Have a mosquitoes-free yard
Love being outdoors but sick of those annoying blood-sucking mosquitoes? The threat of contracting diseases from a mosquito is very real. Not only are humans infected with dangerous illnesses each year because of mosquitoes, so are animals, including household pets and veterinary animals.
Gene drives promise HIV cure this year self-destructing mosquitoes, sterilised rodents
Three separate studies published in the journal Nature have demonstrated how gene drives could provide a cure for Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) within a year, self-destructing mosquitoes and sterilized rodents.
Bacterial compounds repel mosquitoes, could stop Zika, dengue, yellow fever
Molecules made by bacteria keep mosquitoes at bay. The compounds are newfound potential stand-in for DEET. N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide, also called DEET or diethyltoluamide, is the most common active ingredient in insect repellents.
Mosquitoes that can carry malaria eliminated in lab experiments
Researchers have eliminated caged mosquitoes using 'gene drive' technology to spread a genetic modification that blocks female reproduction. The team from Imperial College London, United Kingdom, was able to crash caged populations of the malaria vector mosquito Anopheles gambiae in only seven-11 generations.
Mosquitoes are our friends, stop killing them – Don
A Professor of Entomology at the University of Ilorin, Adeolu Ande, has decried killing mosquitoes, saying the insects are friends to humans that deserved to be properly managed.
Chicken scent offers hope for malaria prevention
Ethiopian scientists have discovered mosquitoes are repulsed by the smell of chicken, raising hopes for the development of a novel way to prevent a disease that kills hundreds of thousands every year.