A 64-year old Michigan resident died in August from a virus called eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, which is spread by mosquitos. His family has since said he went from “perfectly healthy to brain dead” in just over a week after being sickened by the virus. At least four other […]
Eastern equine encephalitis is a mosquito-borne virus that causes a rare, potentially fatal disease and seems to be spreading across the US. There have been 12 human cases of the virus and two deaths so far this season. It’s also killed horses across the U.S. and been found in mosquitos […]
Bug bites can be hard to identify, especially when there are so many household critters that can leave you with a bite. While most insects you’ll encounter are harmless, there are a few specific bites that might warrant a trip to the doctor and it’s important to be able to […]
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is partnering with mosquito engineering company Oxitec to develop a male mosquito designed to kill off future generations of malaria-transmitting bugs. The genetic engineering technique has been used before to control populations of mosquitoes that carry Zika and yellow fever. After decades of decline, […]
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