Developing a Zika vaccine will take time (and money)

Feb 1, 2016
A handful of big drug companies are working on one.
Mother Nadja Cristina Gomes Bezerra displays a photograph she had taken for identification of her daughter Alice Vitoria Gomes Bezerra, 3-months-old, who has microcephaly, on January 31, 2016 in Recife, Brazil. In the last four months, authorities have recorded close to 4,000 cases in Brazil in which the mosquito-borne Zika virus may have led to microcephaly in infants.
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GMOsquitoes

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Jul 10, 2015
Quartz and Marketplace look at how genetically modified mosquitoes could be the key to preventing a disease outbreak in Florida.

Attack of the mosquito! Bugs beat DEET

Feb 21, 2013
New research indicates that the main protection against the mosquito, DEET, may not be as effective as originally thought.

West Nile virus hits Dallas, Texas

Aug 17, 2012
The city of Dallas Texas has authorized the first aerial spraying of pesticides since the 1960s to stop an outbreak of West Nile virus. Dallas County has seen nearly 200 cases of the mosquito born illness and ten deaths.