Benin, Uganda and Rwanda eliminate human African trypanosomiasis as a public health problem

Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), otherwise known as sleeping sickness, is a life-threatening disease that afflicts poor rural populations. Carried by tsetse flies, the disease has long been a curse for communities in West, Central and East Africa, where two different variants of the disease were rife. Now, countries and communities are fighting back with vigour… Continue reading Benin, Uganda and Rwanda eliminate human African trypanosomiasis as a public health problem

About the Mosquito

Here’s a short video loaded with information about mosquitoes. The language is a bit off, but the information presented is very good.

¿Por qué han regresado los chinches de cama y cómo los podemos combatir?

Las chinches de cama han vivido en nuestras casas durante miles de años. Este pequeño insecto hemíptero es un ectoparásito que se alimenta de sangre humana y de otros animales como aves de corral, murciélagos o roedores. Hay dos especies que afectan a humanos: Cimex lectularius, más cosmopolita, y C. hemipterus más frecuente en trópicos… Continue reading ¿Por qué han regresado los chinches de cama y cómo los podemos combatir?

Male Mosquitoes Don’t Want Your Blood, But They Still Find You Very Attractive

By Perran Ross, Ph.D. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article at: https://entomologytoday.org/2021/10/12/male-mosquitoes-dont-want-blood-still-find-humans-attractive/. The whine of the mosquito is unpleasant and often inescapable outdoors on summer evenings. Mosquitoes track you down from tens of meters away by sensing carbon dioxide in the air you breathe out.… Continue reading Male Mosquitoes Don’t Want Your Blood, But They Still Find You Very Attractive

WHO DECLARES CHINA MALARIA FREE

China was declared malaria free today. Congratulations to all who met the challenge and stepped forward to face such a monumental task and reached this milestone! The obligatory question is why is Africa nowhere close to being malaria free? Take out the Sahara and the Kalahari, however, and their sizes are comparable. Africa is three… Continue reading WHO DECLARES CHINA MALARIA FREE

World Mosquito Day

August 20th is World Mosquito Day, a day that commemorates Sir Ronald Ross’s demonstration in 1897 that a female anopheline mosquito is responsible for transmitting malaria to approximately half the world’s human population. Though the use of quinine to treat malaria provided some relief, his discovery paved the way for the development of vector control… Continue reading World Mosquito Day