From GM bugs to DDT: It’s an all-out war on mosquitoes now

From GM bugs to DDT: It’s an all-out war on mosquitoes now

The mosquito that transmits Zika virus -and also dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever -is Aedes aegypti.The genetically enginee red Aedes aegypti mosquitoes were developed by Oxitec, a British company , to fight dengue, but would also work to curtail the spread of Zika.

Race against time for Zika vaccine

Race against time for Zika vaccine

Reuters | Jan 31, 2016, 02.46 AM IST Companies and scientists are racing to create a Zika vaccine as concern grows over the mosquito-borne virus that has been linked to severe birth defects and is spreading quickly through the Americas. Zika is now present in 23 countries and territories in the Americas. Brazil, the hardest-hit…