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 Anopheles stephensi is a well-known malaria mosquito, but still sort of new in Ethiopia, where it has caused dramatic, out-of-season outbreaks in ill-equipped cities, new research shows.
Officials say a mosquito in North Carolina has tested positive for West Nile virus.
Timothy C. Winegard has written a well-researched work of narrative nonfiction that offers a history of the world through the role that mosquitoes — and mosquito-borne illnesses — have played in it.
A researcher in Australia has invented a low-tech, insecticide-free trap that might be able to reduce bites from a particularly pesky mosquito in some neighborhoods.
One person has died from West Nile virus in North Carolina. Health officials say it's also the first confirmed case in 2018.
The first known human case of the virus was identified in a Florida teen after a year of tests. Known symptoms include fever and a severe rash, but it's unclear if it causes brain inflammation.
"It's a mystery," said one health official. Italy was declared malaria-free in 1970. Officials will try to determine how and where the 4-year-old was infected.
Scientists plan to release millions of sterile, male bacteria-infected mosquitoes in California, to breed with wild females. They're hoping for a "steep decline" in the species that carries Zika.