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?
Photo by Jimmy Chan on Pexels.com Malaria is a disease caused by a parasite, transmitted by the bite of infected vector, in this case the female Anopheles mosquito. The mosquitoes by themselves do not infect us with Malaria when they bite us. They are only carriers of he protozoan(causative agent for malaria). It is this … Continue reading Malaria: Everything you need to know
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