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Friday 17 January, 2020


# mosquito - Saturday 7 October, 2017

Poll: Do you agree with the use of 'mosquito alarms' to deter anti-social behaviour? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with the use of 'mosquito alarms' to deter anti-social behaviour?

One is being used on Dublin’s O’Connell Street.

# mosquito - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

Several people have been diagnosed with the Zika virus in the North

A person was treated as recently as last week, the BBC has reported.

# mosquito - Friday 29 July, 2016

First American-born cases of Zika confirmed in Florida

Other cases have been linked to travel.

# mosquito - Sunday 7 February, 2016

'The boy would scream uncontrollably' - Photographer describes time with 'bucket baby' in Brazil

Felipe Dana spent time with Solange Ferreira and her baby boy Jose, who was born with an abnormally small head.

# mosquito - Saturday 3 May, 2014

The deadliest creature on the planet? It's not even close

Humans? Pretty deadly. Lions? Not even in the top 10.

# mosquito - Sunday 20 October, 2013

Scientists found a fossilised mosquito full of blood, so can we finally clone dinosaurs?

While it is the first time such a find has been made, it looks unlikely that we’ll be able to make a real life Jurassic Park. Here’s why.

# mosquito - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

From The42 Spain's Ferrero announces retirement Mosquito

Spain's Ferrero announces retirement

The former world number one, 32, will play his final tournament in Valencia at the end of October.

# mosquito - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

Warning issued over fake malaria drugs

Researchers say that counterfeit or substandard drugs found in 11 African countries could help parasites develop a resistance to treatment.

# mosquito - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Hope for medical breakthrough with 'effective' malaria vaccine

Almost a million people are year are killed by malaria – but a new vaccine could cut cases in young children by half, a trial suggests.

# mosquito - Friday 16 July, 2010

SCIENTISTS IN America have successfully developed a malaria-resistant mosquito, the BBC reports. The genetically-engineered insect is immune to the strain of malaria contracted by humans.

Researchers at the University of Arizona engineered the mosquitoes, and the head of the project, Prof Michael Riehle, told the Arizona Republic that his plan is to eventually replace all wild mosquitoes with these ones.

The development could be a significant breakthrough in the prevention of the disease, which affects an estimated 250 million people every year. One million people, mostly children, are killed by the illness. Although preventative medicines are highly effective in combating the spread of malaria, some resistant strains of the illness have developed.

Although she had followed a course of Malaria preventatives, Cheryl Cole contracted the illness while on holiday in Tanzania. The X Factor star has been released from hospital and is now recovering at home, but has cancelled some of her workload to recuperate from the illness: