Have you ever wondered why mosquito-transmitted infections were responsible for shutting down the first attempt to build the Panama Canal (rampant yellow fever) or are able to kill hundreds of thousands of children (malaria) each year in Afri
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Stopping the transmission of viruses like Zika and dengue is the goal of many infectious disease researchers around the world who work to develop new strategies to rid the world of these nasty diseases.
We all have this image of mosquitoes as incredibly thirsty little blood-suckers. And we're not far from wrong — at least when it comes to the females of the species (they need blood to help them reproduce).
We knew that the World Health Organization would finally get in on the "Zika Crisis," and now Dr.