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Mosquito-borne diseases, such as malaria, West Nile virus and the Zika virus, are responsible for countless illnesses and deaths each year. Scientists and researchers around the world have discovered a number of different ways to combat these diseases and minimize...

Earlier this month, health officials reported a Hidalgo County, Texas resident suffered a Zika infection after being bitten by a mosquito. This is the third Texas resident this year to have been locally infected, the second in Hidalgo County and...

MosquitoMate, a biotech company out of Lexington, KY, has discovered a new way to combat mosquito-borne illnesses such as the Zika virus, dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever. Rather than using genetic engineering, MosquitoMate creates “killer mosquitoes” by infecting lab-grown male...

The Zika Virus has been a top concern in the U.S. when it comes to mosquitoes and mosquito-borne illnesses. Consequently, concerns of transmitting West Nile Virus have somewhat faded away in recent years. However, West Nile may be on the...

Preventing the Zika Virus The Zika virus has been a serious cause for concern in recent years, especially for pregnant women who become infected with the virus. It is mainly known for causing birth defects where the brain and head do...