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zika

Genetic engineering—the bloodsucker’s doom

Scientists have devised a bacteria that can interfere with mosquito reproduction, which may help cut down on the insect's population.

En garde! The mosquitoes have arrived

If you want a safe summer for your family, take ample steps to protect against the winged bloodsuckers and the dangerous diseases they carry.

9 ways to make your vacation foolproof

Before you kick back and relax, check out these tips for staying healthy on your next trip.

Sound the mosquito alarm

Two disease-carrying species could thrive in three-quarters of the United States.

Could the Zika virus help battle a deadly brain cancer?

Research is early, but appears promising.

Zika’s set to return to mainland U.S., but budget cuts threaten response

Health experts warn that less federal funding will make it hard to battle the birth defect-causing virus.

Epilepsy: Another potential Zika threat

CDC team says up to half of infants exposed to the virus develop seizures.

DNA-based Zika vaccine shows promise in monkeys

Human safety trials are already under way.

FDA recommends blood donations be tested for Zika

Updated guidance provides further protection for U.S. blood supply.

Zika: Why Brazil, why now?

Several factors—including economics, climate and population—are all likely contributors, experts say.

Zika linked to autoimmune brain disorder

Researchers in Brazil detect symptoms similar to multiple sclerosis.

CDC sets new guidelines on sex after Zika

Men with known infection from the virus should wait six months before condom-free sex.

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