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Can coronavirus be transmitted by mosquitoes?

Can coronavirus be transmitted by mosquitoes?

Can coronavirus be transmitted by mosquitoes? Can coronavirus be transmitted by mosquitoes? Credit: CC0 Public Domain Can coronavirus be transmitted by mosquitoes? Mosquitoes are a vector for some of the world’s deadliest diseases, like malaria, West Nile virus, and dengue fever, so it’s natural to worry if they can also …

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    Mosquitoes engineered to repel dengue virus

    Mosquitoes engineered to repel dengue virus 2

    A team led by Omar Akbari’s lab at UC San Diego has engineered the first mosquitoes that repel the four known times of dengue virus. Credit: Erik Jepsen, Creative Services and Publications, UC San Diego An international team of scientists has synthetically engineered mosquitoes that halt the transmission of the …

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      Bacteria-infected mosquitoes take bite out of deadly dengue

      Bacteria-infected mosquitoes take bite out of deadly dengue 5

      In this Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, file photo, a technician releases mosquitoes that are infected with a dengue-blocking bacteria called “Wolbachia” in the Tubiacanga neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The nonprofit World Mosquito Program infected mosquitoes with that bacteria, called Wolbachia, and released them in communities in Indonesia, Vietnam, …

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        Mated female mosquitoes are more likely to transmit malaria parasites

        Mated female mosquitoes are more likely to transmit malaria parasites 6

        Anopheles gambiae Credit: Jim Gathany-CDC, Flickr (CC-BY) Female mosquitoes that have mated are more likely to transmit malaria parasites than virgin females, according to a study published November 7 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Farah Dahalan of Imperial College London, Mara Lawniczak from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, and …

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          In Baltimore, lower income neighborhoods have bigger mosquitoes

          In Baltimore, lower income neighborhoods have bigger mosquitoes 7

          Paul Leisnham, a co-author on the study from University of Maryland – College Park, collecting mosquito larvae in a vacant lot in Baltimore. Credit: Shannon LaDeau. Low-income urban neighborhoods not only have more mosquitoes, but they are larger-bodied, indicating that they could be more efficient at transmitting diseases. So reports …

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