Key facts West Nile virus can cause a fatal neurological disease in humans. However, approximately 80% of people who are infected will not show any symptoms. West Nile virus is mainly transmitted to people through the bites of infected
The mosquito has very sensitive receptors, allowing to distinguish the human smell at a distance of up to 100 feet. The smell itself is one of the key indicators that helps mosquitoes identify their prey. There are up to 400
Chikungunya is a viral disease, transmitted by infected mosquitoes. It causes fever and severe joint pain. Chikungunya symptoms are similar to those of Zika and Dengue, so can be misdiagnosed in areas where they are common. There is neither vaccine
Mosquitoes are the deadliest animals in the world. No other bite kills more humans or endangers their life. A mosquito bite can spread diseases, including malaria, West Nile, Zika, chikungunya, encephalitis, dengue, yellow fever, and other diseases, resulting in deaths
Key facts Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. It is preventable and curable. In 2016, there were an estimated 216 million cases of malaria
Key facts Zika virus disease is caused by a virus transmitted primarily by Aedes mosquitoes, which bite during the day. Symptoms are generally mild and include fever, rash, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, malaise or headache. Symptoms typically last
There are no mosquitoes in The Most Magical Place on Earth. That’s right, Disney World is so dedicated to making sure you have the time of your life that they’ve made the bugs practically disappear. How do they pull that off? No,
CDC has updated the estimated range maps for Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus mosquitoes by using a model that predicts possible geographic ranges for these mosquitoes in the contiguous United States.