Thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes released in Florida Keys, with more to come

U.S. 04/29/21, 05:41

Florida starts a controversial project this week, releasing thousands of genetically modified mosquitos to combat a disease-spreading species of the insect. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the project for “experimental use” in May 2020 to determine whether genetically modified mosquitoes are a viable pest control alternative to insecticide spraying. Female Aedes ...

White House creates new strategy to control global infectious diseases

U.S. 05/10/19, 09:47

The Trump administration released its Global Health Security Strategy, the first full-fledged strategy of its kind, on May 9. This comes at a time when non-deadly measles outbreaks are on the rise, but more importantly, emerging deadly viruses threaten to become international crises. It is in the interest of the ...

Zika outbreak in northern India state exceeds 100 cases

Health 10/22/18, 04:16

The number of Zika virus cases has crossed 100 in Rajasthan, a state in northern India where palaces and forts draw large numbers of tourists each year. The Press Trust of India news agency reports eight new cases were reported from the state capital of Jaipur on Saturday. The agency says that ...

New Mexico officials warn of troubling mosquito species

Health 10/16/18, 22:38

State and local health officials say a species of mosquito capable of transmitting Zika and other viruses has been found along the Rio Grande in the Albuquerque area. The Aedes aegypti mosquitoes also have been found in more than a dozen counties in the southern half of New Mexico. Albuquerque's Environmental Health ...

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