Biotech firm seeks government approval to market mosquitoes as a pesticide to prevent spread of Zika and dengue viruses

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Ronald A. Klain was the White House Ebola response coordinator from 2014 to 2015. “The good news is that both the House and Senate have finally passed bills that would provide some funding to combat the Zika virus. The bad news is that this action comes more than three months after President Obama requested the aid”

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A Cape Verde sample was positive for the type of Zika in Brazil, the WHO said

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“The first thing I’m discussing now is Zika,” said Dr. Jamie Nodler. As summer approaches, anxiety about Zika is growing in states like Florida and Texas. The virus hasn’t spread to mosquitoes along the Gulf Coast, and it may not, but experts are preparing nonetheless

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The Extinction Invention

April 13, 2016

A genetic technology that can kill off mosquito species could eradicate malaria. But is it too risky to ever use?

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For Carnival in Brazil, lots of women don giant feather headdresses and skimpy bikinis. But for a pre-Carnival event, Elaine Cuoto is dressed as a mosquito — complete with a long proboscis and gossamer wings. She is part of a group of health workers dancing by a metro station in a working-class neighborhood of Rio’s north zone

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The mosquito is the most dangerous animal in the world, carrying diseases that kill one million people a year. Now the Zika virus, which is carried by mosquitoes, has been linked with thousands of babies born with brain defects in South America. Should the insects be wiped out?

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“Based on what we know right now, we don’t think that widespread transmission in the United States is likely,” says Dr. Beth Bell, director of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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