Scientists say that by zapping male mosquitoes’ private parts with a radioactive source, they can reduce the population of the Aedes aegypti
SEIBERSDORF, Austria (Feb. 20, 21016) — The atmosphere inside the laboratory on the outskirts of Vienna is literally buzzing with armies of male mosquitoes locked up inside net-covered boxes. Their sole mission in life: stop females from breeding.
Meanwhile, a health official warns that Zika is likely to spread to densely populated areas of the country
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Feb. 14, 2016) — The presence of the Zika virus in Brazil won’t compromise the Olympics in August, President Dilma Rousseff vowed on Saturday, February 13, as soldiers went door-to-door across the country to share key tips on how to stem the outbreak.
Research funders will require scientists to share interim as well as final data as rapidly and widely as possible
PARIS, France (Feb. 11, 2016) — Top research institutions, funders and publishers said Wednesday, February 10, they would make all scientific findings on the Zika virus assailing Latin America available speedily, and free.
Some 200,000 residents of this Central American nation spent Saturday ridding homes and gardens of standing water and fumigating areas suspected of harboring larvae from the virus-carrying mosquito
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Feb. 7, 2016) — Armed with brooms, spades and hoes, Hondurans by the thousands took part in a day of national mobilization to try and eradicate mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus, the government said.
The case in Texas fuels fears over the rapid spread of the disease blamed for a surge in the number of brain-damaged babies
MIAMI, USA (Feb. 3, 2016) — The Zika virus has been transmitted sexually, top US health authorities confirmed on Tuesday, February 2, fueling fears of the rapid spread of the disease blamed for a surge in the number of brain-damaged babies.
The World Health Organization on Monday said a surge in serious birth defects in South America was “strongly suspected” of being caused by the Zika virus and constituted an international health emergency