Scientists say gene-editing technology may eradicate a mosquito in the U.S. that spreads dengue and other diseases. Concerns remain about the possible environmental impact of bioengineered mosquitoes.
A new malaria vaccine came to Cameroon this week and will be introduced in 20 additional countries. Experts stress that it's not a magic bullet. But they say it's a game-changer — with a bonus.
Experts warn that new tropical viruses are headed for the U.S. – and the country should take active measures to fend them off.
Africa's cities have become home to an invasive, malaria-carrying mosquito. New research suggests vulnerabilities that could be exploited to take on the disease-bearing insects.
It's not a shark. It's not a lion. It's not a snake. And all you'll need is some pipe cleaners, sunglasses and gossamer wings.
The head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.Tedros, says he used to "dream of the day when we would have a ... vaccine against malaria. Now, we have two."
What does it take to beat malaria? Thousands of moccasins walking down rural roads, overnight bus rides for lab tests ... and a highly effective drug. But the parasite isn't going along with the plan.
Scientists have used a gene-editing technique to make mosquitos allies in the fight against malaria. Environmentalists are troubled by the idea of genetically modifying wild animals.
The country's toll makes up nearly a third of the world's 619,000 malaria deaths each year. Now Nigeria has approved a new vaccine. Will it get into the arms of those who need it most?
Five local cases of malaria in the U.S. have been reported --mosquitoes carrying the malaria parasite bit and infected the individuals. How worried should we be? Is climate change a factor?