The State of Hawaii’s Department of Health is investigating a cluster of locally-acquired cases of dengue fever on Hawaii Island. Dengue is not endemic to Hawaii. However, it is intermittently […]
The results of a trial of genetically engineered mosquitoes intended to reduce their ability to transmit dengue fever have been published in the journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. The mosquitoes, […]
A new genetic-modification technique known as RIDL (Release of Insects carrying a Dominant Lethal) tinkers with the DNA of male mosquitoes, which do not bite people or other animals. When males mate, they pass on a lethal gene that cause all their offspring to die.
It’s only been about a year since the tropical disease chikungunya was first spotted in the Western Hemisphere. In December 2013, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control issued a travel […]