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Brazil combats dengue with genetically modified mosquitoes

More than one-third of the world’s population lives in regions at-risk for dengue viral infection, and as many as 400 million people are affected by the disease annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). 472 more words


One Child at a Time

Did you know that a child dies every hour from a preventable disease? This disease claims the lives of 483,000 children per year. 90% of these children are in Africa. 586 more words

Mosquito Control

Health Officials Warn of New Mosquito Virus in the Midwest

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - First, West Nile Virus.

Now, we’re being told to brace for the arrival of another mosquito-borne illness.

It’s called chikungunya, and symptoms can include fever, headaches, rash and joint pain so severe it can actually lead to a permanent disability. 218 more words


Antimalarial drug resistance increases in Asia

Malaria is the most prevalent disease in humans.  It infects millions and kills an estimated 600,000 people a year, and is a hematoprotozoan parasitic infection which is transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes. 59 more words

Rebecca Millar

When an infection becomes viral...on the Internet

This is what happens when a serious health topic becomes a viral music video on social media.

A local Dominican artist called K2 La Para Musical has released a catchy, parodic song about Chikungunya, “the virus that is killing in the Dominican Republic,” as stated at the beginning of the video. 326 more words

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Mosquitoes: The Most Dangerous Creatures on Earth

Mosquito-related diseases have killed more people than all the wars in history combined. Malaria, all though rare in the United States, is well known as a mosquito-carried disease. 442 more words

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