Malaria is caused by Plasmodium parasites. The parasites are spread to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes, called “malaria vectors.” There are 5 parasite species that cause malaria in humans, and 2 of these species – P. falciparum and P. vivax – pose the greatest threat. In 2018, P. falciparum accounted for 99.7% of estimated malaria cases in the WHO African Region […]
750 million genetically modified mosquitoes have been approved by Local officials to be released in the Florida Keys to reduce local populations.
Federal regulators approved to release GM mosquitos in the Florida Keys in 2021.The idea is to reduce the number of mosquitoes that carry diseases like dengue or the Zika virus. The green-lighting of a pilot project after years of debate drew a swift outcry from environmental groups, who warned of unintended consequences. One group condemned […]
In a year already overcome by a global pandemic, a rare mosquito-borne disease is popping up in at least two states. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services this week announced a confirmed case of Jamestown Canyon virus, spread by the same kind of mosquitoes that carry other more common diseases like West Nile […]
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