Can genetically modified mosquitoes reduce spread of malaria?

Photo by Laszlo Fatrai on Pexels.com Scientists are manipulating the DNA of mosquitoes to fight the spread of malaria Scientists say they have managed to genetically modify mosquitoes so that they are unable to spread malaria, a disease that kills well over half a million people each year. The changes cause mosquitoes to live shorter … Continue reading Can genetically modified mosquitoes reduce spread of malaria?

What you should know about mosquito-borne diseases

Mosquitoes are more than just a nuisance in the great outdoors — they can also spread harmful diseases to humans and animals alike. Michigan State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory tests for these harmful diseases to help veterinarians and public health officials identify and track cases. Photo by Laszlo Fatrai on Pexels.com Many people know that mosquitoes transmit … Continue reading What you should know about mosquito-borne diseases

India Health Minister KK sHAILAJA

New malaria parasite discovered in India

Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja on Thursday informed that a new genus of malaria called 'plasmodium oval' has been detected in the state. The disease was detected in a soldier who travelled from Sudan. He was being treated at the district hospital in Kannur. "Plasmodium oval, a new genus of malaria, has been detected in … Continue reading New malaria parasite discovered in India