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Scientists discover how mosquitoes detect human sweat

Mar 28, 2019 - 11:59 PM

The findings could offer a roadmap for a new generation of attractants that lure adult specimens into traps for population control

Perempuan di Filipina positif terinfeksi virus Zika

Sep 05, 2016 - 6:40 PM

Ini menjadi kasus ke 6 yang terkonfirmasi usai dilakukan pemeriksaan laboratorium sejak tahun 2012

CEGAH NYAMUK. Petugas melakukan pengasapan untuk mencegah penyebararan nyamuk Aedes aegypti yang diduga menyebarkan virus Zika di Soyapango, sebelah timur San Salvador, Elsavador, 21 January 2016. Foto oleh Marvin Recinos/ AFP

Record yellow fever vaccination campaign in DR Congo – WHO

Sep 03, 2016 - 4:45 PM

A total of 7 7 million people in the Congolese capital are vaccinated in less than two weeks

A man gets a yellow fever vaccine during a ceremony launching a response campaign against yellow fever in the district of Kisenso, Kinshasa, on July 20, 2016.  Last month of June the Health Ministry of D.R. Congo declared a yellow fever epidemic in three provinces of the country, being a major concern the border areas and the populated city of Kinshasa. Kisenso is one of the health zones of Kinshasa and considered an area of suspected and confirmed cases of yellow fever. / AFP PHOTO / Eduardo Soteras

Mosquitoes can spread Zika to their eggs – study

Aug 30, 2016 - 7:15 AM

This vertical transmission from female mosquito to her eggs may help the virus survive even when conditions are poor

HEALTH THREAT. Doctor William Araya shows a jar with larvas of the mosquito Aedes Aegypti, that transmit the Zika virus, the Dengue and the Chikunguna, at a laboratory in San Jose, Costa Rica, January 27, 2016. Photo by Jeffrey Arguedas/EPA

US ties 4 Zika cases in Florida to local mosquitoes

Jul 30, 2016 - 12:53 AM

Investigators have determined a high likelihood exists that 4 suspected non travel cases in Miami Dade and Broward County are the result of local transmission

Aedes aegypti mosquitos are seen in containers at a lab of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences of the Sao Paulo University, on January 8, 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. AFP / NELSON ALMEIDA

Zika crisis fueled by 'massive policy failure' – WHO chief

May 24, 2016 - 1:50 PM

The World Health Organization s Margaret Chan also warns that failure to provide universal access to sexual and family planning services has exacerbated the crisis

epa05325198 China's Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) adresses her statement, during the 69th World Health Assembly at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, 23 May 2016. The decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO) meets from 23 to 28 May 2016 in Geneva. EPA/SALVATORE DI NOLFI

Brazil confirms mosquito as Zika vector

May 24, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Despite the fact that world health authorities have said for months that the mosquito species is the main vector for Zika no Aedes aegypti carrying the virus had previously been found in the Americas

ZIKA VIRUS. A view through a microscope shows the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits the virus Zika, at a laboratory at the National Institute of Health in Bogota, Colombia, April 26, 2016. File photo by Leonardo Munoz/EPA

Chile reports first case of sexually transmitted Zika

Mar 27, 2016 - 1:19 AM

The Health Ministry says a 46 year old woman contracted the virus from a man who had become infected in Haiti

US gives tentative OK to testing genetically modified mosquitoes

Mar 12, 2016 - 7:46 PM

The aim is to eliminate wild mosquito populations that spread infectious diseases such as Zika dengue chikungunya and West Nile

File photo by Jeffrey Arguedas/EPA

Experiments show link between Zika and fetal brain damage

Mar 05, 2016 - 9:18 AM

The findings are the first concrete evidence of a link between the mosquito borne virus and microcephaly which until now had been circumstantial

ZIKA VIRUS. A soldier fumigates against the Aedes Aegypti mosquito as part of the campaign against Zika, Dengue and Chikunguna in Habana, Cuba, February 22, 2016. File photo by EPA/Ernesto Mastrascusa

Irradiated mosquitoes to help zap Zika's power – scientists

Feb 20, 2016 - 2:57 PM

Scientists say that by zapping male mosquitos private parts with a radioactive source they can reduce the population of the Aedes aegypti

IRRADIATE. Scientists use a radiation to render male mosquitos sterile as a possible technique to combat the Zika virus. Photo by Jeffrey Arguedas/EPA

Growing evidence linking Zika to microcephaly – WHO

Feb 20, 2016 - 9:38 AM

We are still dealing with a very much evolving situation says Bruce Aylward WHO chief on outbreaks and health emergencies

ZIKA VIRUS. A picture made available on February 12, 2016 of Patricia Vieira de Araujo (L) holding her one-month-old granddaughter Manuelly Araujo da Cruz, who was born with microcephaly after being exposed to the Zika virus during her mother's pregnancy, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 11, 2016. Photo by Antonio Lacerda/EPA

CAAP alerts airport authorities over Zika virus

Feb 17, 2016 - 2:55 PM

Philippine aviation authorities recommend the disinfection of aircraft to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes that carry the virus

ZIKA CARRIER. A picture dated January 30, 2016, shows the mosquito Aedes Aegypti in San Jose, Costa Rica. Photo by Jeffrey Arguedas/EPA

Hondurans mobilize to wipe out Zika

Feb 07, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Some 200 000 residents of this Central American nation spent Saturday ridding homes and gardens of standing water and fumigating areas suspected of harboring larvae from the virus carrying mosquito

Photo by Orlando Sierra/AFP

5 hal yang harus kamu tahu soal virus Zika

Feb 05, 2016 - 3:43 PM

Virus ini diduga menyebabkan kepala bayi lebih kecil dari ukuran normal Kita perlu waspada karena pernah ditemukan di Indonesia

CEGAH NYAMUK. Petugas melakukan pengasapan untuk mencegah penyebararan nyamuk Aedes aegypti yang diduga menyebarkan virus Zika di Soyapango, sebelah timur San Salvador, Elsavador, 21 January 2016. Foto oleh Marvin Recinos/ AFP

South America holds crisis meeting as Zika 'nightmare' spreads

Feb 04, 2016 - 10:04 AM

Ministers from 14 countries held talks in Uruguay to plot their response to the growing crisis with fears the virus could spread worldwide

A Mexican Health Ministry worker fumigates a house in Oaxaca, Mexico, 02 February 2016. Mario Arturo Martinez/EPA

SAKSIKAN: Kata peneliti Institute Eijkman tentang ancaman virus Zika di Indonesia

Feb 03, 2016 - 5:16 PM

Zika justru lebih ringan daripada demam berdarah sampai ditemukan kasus kepala bayi yang mengecil di Amerika Selatan

PANDEMI. Bayi bernama Icaro Luis (2 bulan) masuk kategori mikrosefali yang diduga disebabkan virus Zika,, sedang dalam perawatan di Rumah Sakit Obras Socias Irma Dulce, di Salvador, Brasil, 28 January 2016. Foto oleh Christophe Simon/AFP

Zika virus: US reports sexually transmitted case

Feb 03, 2016 - 8:21 AM

UPDATED The case in Texas fuels fears over the rapid spread of the disease blamed for a surge in the number of brain damaged babies

DANGER. A view in a macro lens of Aedes aegypti mosquito, at the epidemiology department of Guatemala city, Guatemala, February 1, 2016. Esteban Biba/EPA

WHO nyatakan virus Zika darurat kesehatan global

Feb 02, 2016 - 11:29 AM

Virus Zika diduga dibawa oleh gigitan nyamuk Aedes Aegypti

CULPRIT. A handout picture provided by office of the Mexican Secretary of Health shows a mosquito trap in Mexico City, Mexico, January 21, 2016. Office of the Mexican Secretary of Health/Handout/EPA

Palace cautions public on Zika virus

Jan 30, 2016 - 2:18 PM

The health department also advises pregnant mothers to postpone their plans to travel to the Americas where the virus is spreading rapidly especially if the trip is not urgent

STAY ALERT. Government cautions Filipinos against the threat of the Zika virus, which is spreading rapidly in the Americas. File photo from Wikipedia

More Zika cases found in European tourists returning from South America

Jan 27, 2016 - 11:47 PM

Health watchdogs in a string of European countries meanwhile say they had recorded Zika cases dating back to as early as March 2015

FIGHTING THE ZIKA VIRUS. Local workers disinfect the famous Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, January 26, 2016, ahead of the beginning of Rio's Carnival parades next February 5, to fight against the mosquito Aedes aegypti, which spreads the Zika, Dengue and Chikunguna viruses. Photo by Marcelo Sayao/EPA

Genetically-modified mosquito plan sparks debate in Florida

Feb 01, 2015 - 11:38 AM

A British company s plan to unleash hordes of genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida to reduce the threat of dengue fever and other diseases sparks an outcry from fearful residents

PROMISE VS DENGUE. In this file photo, a researcher examines transgenic Aedes aegypti mosquitos kept in cages to collect their eggs, at a laboratory of biotech company Oxitec, in Campinas, Brazil, on August 21, 2014. Nelson Almeida/AFP

Dengue's spread flies under the radar amid Ebola scare

Nov 09, 2014 - 8:11 PM

While the Ebola threat has captured headlines the World Health Organization WHO warns that dengue – while far less lethal – has become one of the fastest growing global health threats

View of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes infected with the Wolbachia bacterium at the Oswaldo Cruz foundation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on October 2, 2014. Christophe Simon/AFP

Vaccinated mosquitos released in Rio to combat dengue

Oct 03, 2014 - 7:55 AM

This is the first time a Latin American country is testing a method already functioning in Vietnam Indonesia and Australia

DENGUE FIGHT. A man holds a plastic case with mosquitoes at a favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 24 September 2014. The project 'Eliminate the dengue: Challenge Brazil' by state Brazilian laboratory Fiocruz released about 10,000 mosquitoes infected with a dengue blocking bacteria. Antonio Lacerda/EPA