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This Flowchart Explains Whether Or Not You Should Get A Zika Test

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.19.2016 | Healthy Living

If you’re headed to the Olympic Games in Rio next month, rest assured that it’s highly unlikely you’ll return home afterward with the Zika virus...

What You Need To Know About Mosquitoes This Summer

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living

Avoiding mosquitos this summer is about more than preventing itchy bumps. It’s about preventing serious disease. Americans in certain parts of the U...

America Should Be Proud of Its Effort to Combat Malaria

Michael A. Moodian | Posted 04.20.2016 | World
Michael A. Moodian

There is at least one initiative, which George W. Bush started and Barack Obama has continued, that will endure as a bipartisan effort that helps define their legacies positively: America's role in drastically reducing malaria-related deaths in sub-Saharan Africa.

The U.S. Will Probably Have At Least One Zika Virus Outbreak

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.18.2016 | Healthy Living

By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is likely to see outbreaks of the Zika virus, with perhaps dozens or scores of people affect...

Don't Know Anything About Zika Virus? Start Here.

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.20.2016 | Healthy Living

There are many things we don’t know about Zika virus, the mosquito-borne disease that may infect three to four million people before the epidemic di...

Zika Virus, Linked To Birth Defects, Is Spreading Across The Globe

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.24.2016 | Healthy Living

In October 2015, Brazilian health authorities notified the World Health Organization that an alarming number of Brazilian babies had been born with mi...

Colombia Advises Women To Delay Pregnancy During Zika Outbreak

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.21.2016 | Healthy Living

BOGOTA (Reuters) - The mosquito-borne Zika virus has already infected more than 13,500 people in Colombia and could hit as many as 700,000, the health...

How the GOP Is Killing Us With Ignorance

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Outside of the strange and insular world of extreme right-wing politics, most folks generally recognize the hazards of climate change: deadly heat waves, droughts, more frequent and more severe cyclones, floods, wildfires, catastrophic loss of marine life, and shifts in agricultural productivity.

Hawaii Baby Contracts The First Case Of Zika Virus In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 01.16.2016 | Healthy Living

HONOLULU -- Hawaii and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials confirmed Friday that a mother and newborn baby on the island of Oahu...

Could Brazil's Zika Virus Crisis Happen Here?

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living

A mosquito-borne virus that may have caused serious birth defects for thousands of babies in Brazil made its way to Puerto Rico by the end of last yea...

Seven Things Worth Knowing About Mosquitos

The Conversation Africa | Posted 11.11.2015 | Green
The Conversation Africa

by Leo Braack, University of Pretoria This article is part of a series on malaria. You can read the rest of the series here. 1. Not all mosquitoes b...

Woman Loses Vision After Mosquito Bite Transmits Chikungunya Fever

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Laura Geggel Published: 08/10/2015 10:38 AM EDT on LiveScience A woman who caught chikungunya fever while vacationing in the Caribbean wound up lo...

An Unexpected Health Consequence Of The California Drought

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Elizabeth Palermo Published: 07/23/2015 08:57 AM EDT on LiveScience As drought continues to plague the Western United States, public health offici...

New 'Mosquitonado' Trailer Features Tara Reid

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.26.2015 | Comedy

If you think Hollywood is full of bloodsuckers, wait till you get a load of the "Mosquitonado" trailer with Tara Reid. Swarms of summer's worst nig...

Drug-Resistant Malaria Could Be The World's Next Health Crisis

Reuters | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living

By Astrid Zweynert MIN SAW, Myanmar, Dec 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ka Lar Nar caught malaria for the sixth time when he was wo...

Small In Size, Big In Classroom Disruption

Martin Edlund | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Martin Edlund

As kids go back to the classroom across the U.S., mosquitos continue to cause millions of missed school days each year in Africa.

In Foreclosure-Ridden Florida, 'Zombie' Swimming Pools Add To Mosquito Woes

Mother Nature Network | Matt Hickman | Posted 07.27.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network. It’s been well-established that summertime’s most irksome creature, the female mosquit...

PHOTOS: Ever Seen A Mosquito Emerge From Its Pupa?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.06.2014 | Green

As it turns out, a bloodsucking, disease-spreading creature can also be also surprisingly majestic. Entomologist and photographer Alex Wild capture...

A HORRIFYING Side Effect Of Climate Change

www.weather.com | Posted 12.10.2013 | Green

Here we look at a few species that, at least for the moment, are enjoying the change in clime. First up, the dreaded mosquito....

Mosquito Populations Are Booming This Year

Posted 07.25.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's John Platt: You're not imagining that high-pitched whine in your ear or the itch on your arm. Mosquito populations acr...

FOUND: A Good Way To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 06.06.2013 | HuffPost Home

One of the more unusual features of living in a coastal area is that we have our very own mosquito commission. (And you thought your job was boring.) ...

Tiny 'Bug' May Turn Tables On Death-Dealing Insect

| Posted 05.13.2013 | Science

By Martin Enserink For thousands of years, mosquitoes have made people sick. But now humanity may have found a way to turn the tables. In a new stud...

Should Mutant Mosquitos Be Released Into Florida?

Posted 07.17.2012 | Miami

Mosquitoes aren't just a pesky nuisance causing Floridians to claw at swollen welts on their limbs; they can also transmit deadly disease. Back in 200...

14 Natural Ways To Treat Mosquito Bites

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 06.20.2012 | Healthy Living

Mosquitoes can carry life-threatening diseases, but for many people, torturous itchiness feels like more of a threat. While there are plenty of way...

World Malaria Day: 5 Ways To Fight The Disease

Posted 04.25.2012 | Impact

In the time it takes for a malaria-infected mosquito to bite, you could do your part to end the spread of this deadly, but preventable, disease. Ev...