With 7 out of the 17 regions in the Philippines exceeding the epidemic threshold of dengue for the past three weeks, the Department of Health is conducting a robust campaign to destroy mosquito breeding sites across the affected areas.
Researchers in China have utilized a two-pronged approach to reduce the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) population by 94 percent in two islands in the city of Guangzhou.
Research demonstrated that a naturally occurring fungus engineered to deliver a toxin to mosquitoes safely reduced mosquito populations by more than 99 percent in a simulated village setting in Burkina Faso.
New research by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) found that rainwater tanks could provide year-long protection for Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in Australia's sub-tropical north.
Brazilian health authorities report that the use of the bacterium, Wolbachia, which has already been used in Rio de Janeiro, will be taken to the cities of Campo Grande, Petrolina and Belo Horizonte.
Mosquitoes that landed on surfaces coated with the antimalarial compound atovaquone were completely blocked from developing Plasmodium falciparum (P. falciparum), the parasite that causes malaria, according to new research.
As several Zika virus vaccine candidates undergo clinical trials, a group of investigators is taking an alternate approach to quell transmission by genetically engineering mosquitoes to be resistant to the virus.
Study uses gene-editing tool to disrupt serotonin receptor linked to egg production in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.
An insulin-binding protein in fruit flies could provide new opportunities for tackling disease-carrying mosquitoes, such as malaria and yellow fever.
CRISPR–Cas9 nucleases have been applied in gene drive constructs to target endogenous sequences of the human malaria vectorsA. gambiae and A. stephensi with the objective of vector control.